Development Manager - Highland Alcohol and Drug Partnership
Base Negotiable within NHS Highland

Job reference: 081717

Location: Base Negotiable within NHS Highland

Job closing date: 06/01/2022

Job posted date: 14/12/2021

Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 - £40,736)

Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Highland Alcohol and Drug Partnership

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Highland

fixed term / secondment for 2 years

Highland Alcohol & Drugs Partnership (HADP) is a multi-agency collaboration. It leads on the development, implementation and monitoring of the Highland Alcohol and Drugs Strategy that is informed by local needs assessments, national and local policy, the views of stakeholders and people with living/lived experience along with evidence of what works. HADP currently sits within the Community Planning Partnership structure and works across a broad spectrum from whole population approaches and prevention through to treatment and support for recovery. The main purpose of HADP is to prevent and reduce drug and alcohol related harm and associated deaths. The Development Manager will provide expertise to drive implementation of local and national strategy, Ministerial priorities and the National Mission to reduce drug and alcohol deaths. The Development Manager will collaborate with all partner agencies, including the Third Sector and people/family members with living/lived experience of drug and alcohol problems in order to improve health and wellbeing outcomes.

The post holder will strengthen partnership working and lead delivery of initiatives in key areas of the Highland Alcohol and Drugs Strategy such as; peer development, mutual aid, service development, performance management, recovery communities, employability, training and empowering those with living/lived experience to contribute in proactive ways to policy and practice development. Establishing effective partnerships with those with living/lived experience, local community partnerships, community groups, the Third Sector, mutual aid organisations, employability and education providers will be key responsibilities for the post holder. They will be expected to provide expert support and develop resources for partnership working and ensure efficient and effective use of resources in meeting HADP priorities. This will involve project management responsibility for agreed initiatives alongside contributing to the commissioning and monitoring of services and project initiatives. The Development Manager will also identify and respond to the learning and development needs of workers across a range of services and deliver appropriate training and workforce development opportunities. They will lead on commissioning training to meet identified learning needs and contribute directly to delivering appropriate training programmes. The Development Manager will lead on consultation, inclusion and community involvement initiatives and produce reports and creative resources to progress the HADP Strategy. They will advise HADP members and stakeholders on relevant policy and practice developments and innovative drug and alcohol interventions. A key area of responsibility will be to lead the proactive use of social media opportunities and provide advice to the Chair, Coordinator and other strategy group members on effective communications.

This is a secondment opportunity, initially for 2 years.

For further information please contact;, mob: 07866 218 506.

A date for interviews via Teams will be set for mid-January 2022.

Closing date for completed Applications:  06/01/2022

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