Emerging Trends and Training Coordinator

Crew 2000 Scotland
Health, Medicine & Well Being, Human Resources, Recruitment & Volunteer Mgt , Management
Salary Details
£31,000 plus 5% employer’s pension contribution
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
We are currently looking for Emerging Trends and Training Coordinator

Job Description


  •  To advance knowledge, skills and understanding within Crew team and the wider workforce and to reduce drug related harm for people who use drugs by providing high quality training.
  •  To work with organisations including but not limited to Alcohol and Drug Partnerships, councils, Police Scotland, the NHS, the Scottish Prison Service and voluntary agencies to share knowledge and respond to drug trends.
  •  To be the knowledge and training lead for the organisation on new drugs, coordinating Crew’s emerging trends government work.
  •  To coordinate, design, plan, deliver and evaluate a range of training courses offered by Crew including emerging trends, new psychoactive
  • substances (NPS), psychostimulants, and effective interventions with people who take drugs.
  •  To oversee work conducted by associate and sessional trainers for Crew. This includes offering supervision and providing quality assurance for training courses provided by Crew.
  •  In conjunction with the CEO and Board, this post will be involved with the development, implementation and performance evaluation of the annual training operational plan, including the development and delivery of income generation training.

Service Delivery

  •  You will provide 2-tier training approach of direct/front line training and Training forTrainers on emerging trends, psychostimulants, and effective interventions with people who use drugs for all Alcohol and Drug Partnerships across Scotland based on need.
  •  You will be the point of contact for emerging drug trends for the Scottish Government assisting them with drug trend information, prevalence and contribute to government requests as required.
  •  You will design and develop Crew’s current training portfolio with a particular focus on emerging drug trends.
  •  You will be responsible for ensuring the effective coordination, planning, delivery and evaluation of training events, which are responsive to the needs of training participants and external partners.
  •  You will be responsible for supporting the development of drug trend monitoring groups across Scotland and UK and will contribute to existing groups by attending meetings or sharing trend information if unable to attend.
  •  You will be responsible for securing continuation funding for the post and unrestricted funding either through fundraising or income generation training revenue.
  •  You will contribute to information production and quality assurance of materials produced by Crew including Crew’s website. This includes working closely with the Training and Communications Officer and the Information Sub Committee, external partners and people with lived and living experience.
  •  You will be responsible for effective communication with people accessing services, members of the public, and stakeholders at training events and meetings.
  •  You will work with the CEO, Board and wider Emerging Trends and Training Team to develop a Communications Strategy.
  • You will oversee the work of the wider Emerging Trends and Training Team such as data collection, information production, website and social media updates and healthfocussed harm reduction interventions in nightlife settings.

Management of Staff/Volunteers

  •  You will have direct line management responsibility for the Training and Communications Officer and Nightlife and Harm Reduction Coordinator posts.
  •  You will be responsible for the overall coordinating, training and motivating of staff/volunteers working on training events, setting high standards at all times. You will provide ongoing feedback to staff/volunteers where necessary and ensure any concerns are fed back to their supervisor.
  •  You will manage the evaluation and quality assurance for training courses delivered by Crew staff/volunteers, ensuring that courses meet with Crew’s ethos and provide accurate, up to date information.
  •  You will contribute to volunteer induction, training and development in conjunction with other key staff and volunteers.
  •  You will be responsible for the quality, safety, and security of the training working environment including, implementation of appropriate health and safety practices and ensuring that Crew meets legal and statutory requirements.

Service planning and development

  •  You will be responsible for managing the training budget and the financial reporting and reconciliation that goes with this.
  •  You will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of training and the production of regular quarterly outcome reports for Crew Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as well as 6-monthly progress reports and end of year project reports to key Stakeholders such as the Scottish Government.
  •  In conjunction with the CEO you will contribute to strategic planning and development of the operational plan for training to achieve service goals, targets and Crew’s mission.


  •  All Alcohol and Drug Partnership’s in Scotland are offered places on drug trend training
  •  Attendance at drug trend monitoring groups and other meetings
  •  More than 70% of trainees evidence improvement in skills, confidence, knowledge and understanding
  •  Achievement of all funder objectives
  • Achievement of all development outcomes set in annual appraisal
  •  Development of a Crew Communications Strategy

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Company Description

Crew is an award-winning national charity, based in Edinburgh, at the forefront of tackling new and emerging drug trends. Crew reduces harm from drug use without judgement and improves public health with the input of people who use drugs, working with a wide range of local, national and
international partners.