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  • Ref no: NAY06258
  • Published: 26/2/2020
  • Closes: 15/3/2020
  • Location: Cunninghame House, Friars Croft, Irvine, KA12 8EE
  • Rate: £275.00 per day
  • Contract Type: Casual/Relief
  • Position Type: Casual/Relief
  • Hours: 3 days per month

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced person to chair the North Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership (NAADP) The partnership is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction, development, publication, distribution, dissemination, implementation, embedding and reporting of the ADP strategy. The ADP is responsible for all associated funding disbursed from Scottish Government.

The Main Duties of the post include:

  • Reporting directly to the Director HSCP and Integrated Joint Board. you will provide strategic leadership and direction while providing regular performance and quality assurance updates in respect of the whole functioning of the ADP. Attendance at local and national events in relation to NAADP and partnership meetings will be required to support and enhance the current work of the existing senior management team. The effective development of links and partnerships are key to this post.


  • Ensure that the NAADP fulfils its key functions as outlined in the Scottish Government strategy “Rights, Respect and Recovery” and associated key documents to deliver in respect of strategic planning; continuous improvement; public information and engagement and communication.


  • Chairing the senior management team meetings of the NAADP and appropriate representation at Child and Adult Protection Committee meetings. There will, on occasion, be requirement to attend the Chief Officers Group, Integrated Joint Board and other associated partnership meetings to provide updates.


  • Ensuring engagement between partners and all other stakeholders by promoting and developing multi-agency working, practices and initiatives in respect of recovery and the impact of substance use.

Applicants should have:

  • Experience at a Senior Management level


  • Experience of partnership working on a multi-agency capacity or across multi-discipline teams


  • In depth experience of working within the area of recovery and substance use and have knowledge of current Scottish Government drivers, policy frameworks and evidenced best practice in relation to this.


  • Experience of chairing multi-disciplinary groups and meetings


Working Arrangements:

Committee Chair will have flexibility to work from home in preparation for reports in relation to the work of the ADP but will need to be available to chair a half day Senior Management Team per quarter and attend Chief Officer Groups/Integrated Joint Board Meetings when required.  There may be additional attendance on an as required basis in relation to Scottish Government and HSCP.

  • Key contacts include: Director North Ayrshire HSCP, Chief Executive of North Ayrshire Council as Chair of COG; Chief Social Work Officer; Heads of Service, Public Health, Child and Adult Committee chairs, leads of organisations in key positions which support the work of the ADP.


  • The Chair will work with the Lead Officer to produce an annual strategy, annual reports and implementation plans of the ADP’s performance for the Scottish Government and Integrated Joint Board. They will provide reports in respect of Scottish Government priorities and initiatives and associated data.


  • The Chair will facilitate active participation of all senior management members in contributing to the decision making of NAAADP disbursement of funds, recommendations and implementation of evidenced based practice and potential joint working across pan Ayrshire ADP’s.  

Professional Development:

The chair is expected to attend any identified training and development relevant to the role and to maintain knowledge of current practice issues in the fields of substance use and recovery, a whole system public health approach and promote an anti-stigma human rights approach.

Payment Details:

£275 per day – approximately 3 days per month


Up to 3 years

PVG (Protected Adults and Children)

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007.  Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children or protected adults

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of appointment being made by North Ayrshire Council.  For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit For further details on North Ayrshire Council’s policy please visit


For your information if this post requires references you will be notified of further details if you are successful in gaining an interview. Not providing relevant references when requested may delay the outcome of the interview process


Further Information
If you would like any additional information, please contact Peter McArthur, Snr Manager, Mental Health Services (Addictions) by telephoning 01294 317837 or be emailing -