Crew 2000 Scotland reduces drug harms and stigma, improving mental and physical health without judgement. We're looking for an experienced Finance Director committed to harm reduction and community empowerment.
Finance Director (standing Sub Committee)
Your finance experience and expertise will ensure Crew continues to operate sustainably, researching and securing new income streams enabling the staff and volunteer team to continue to develop and improve peer and professional advice, information, training and support to reduce harm and stigma without judgement.
Numbers of benzodiazepine and cocaine deaths in Scotland and Lothian increased for the last 4 years. Drug-related deaths among young people under the age of 25 increased to 76 in 2019, up from 65 in 2018, compared to 37 in 2017. (National Records of Scotland 2019).
Crew is the only dedicated counselling service in Scotland for people aged 18+ addressing stimulant drug addiction, and demand for support continues to increase. We do not wait for young people's drug use to become problematic before engaging: our City Centre Drop-in advice shop, Digital Drop-in and Outreach COVID-19 and Crew services ensure that our evidence-based harm reduction strategies, signposting and 1-2-1 support are available for young people aged 12-25 and we are piloting evidence-based 'Just Say Know' education programmes in schools, building the capacity of teachers, parents and carers and people in the community to support young people to make safer choices.
Support and challenge our friendly, highly skilled and committed Board and team to make life better for people affected by stimulant drug use. We encourage our volunteers including Board members to keep learning and updating their understanding of new drug trends, evidence-based harm reduction and initiatives with our European partners NEWNet: a Nightlife Empowerment and Wellbeing Network of professionals, researchers and peer educators.
We will send application forms to shortlisted candidates