Associate - Addiction Ministry

Full-time £26000-£30000 / year

Hope for Glasgow (G3 7JB)

Date posted: 17th August 2022
Application ends: 9th September 2022

We are looking to appoint an Associate to lead and play a key role in maintaining the valuable work already in place as well as helping Hope for Glasgow achieve our ambitious 3-year strategy.


A Unique Opportunity Hope for Glasgow, now in our 6th year, was founded to provide a Christian response to the addiction issues in our city and beyond. Our approach is Christ-centred, promoting total abstinence, and built upon a biblical understanding of addiction. We offer two main services, our Road to Recovery Day Programme, based in our city centre premises, and our Road to Recovery Evening Support Meetings held in partnership with Gospel churches throughout Glasgow and more recently further afield. Our hope for all those who use our services is that they would get CONNECTED to support, enabling them to get CLEAN from all substances and rebuild their lives, and then CONTRIBUTING positively amongst their families, friends, communities, and a Church family. The Gospel is at the heart of all we do, and we are now looking to appoint an Associate to lead and play a key role in maintaining the valuable work already in place as well as helping Hope for Glasgow achieve our ambitious 3-year strategy. It is a crucial and exciting time in the short history of Hope for Glasgow, and through this role the successful candidate will be able to make a difference in Glasgow and beyond. The Context Since we were formed in 2016 drug deaths have continued to rise in Scotland. Statistically, our deaths are 3.5 times worse than the rest of the United Kingdom and 12 times worse than the European average. For some time, we have been the Drug Death Capital of Europe, and at times the Drug Death Capital of the World. There are many who are doing good and valuable work in this area but there remains a real lack of a biblical understanding of and response to this issue. There are many who believe the Bible to be true but when it comes to "addictions" they don't allow the Bible to shape their view. There is a great need to redress this balance in our communities and in our Churches. Terry McCutcheon founded Hope for Glasgow and is our Executive Director. Alongside his team, they have been providing direct services for those who want to break free from addiction issues. Together with the Board of Trustees, we now have an ambitious strategy for the future, reflecting our missional urgency which places a greater intentional emphasis on partnering with local gospel churches who want to reach out to those with addiction issues, building their biblical confidence to address social needs in their communities. Purpose of role: Ministering to, and supporting, all users of our services in the day-to-day operational activities of Hope for Glasgow. To work alongside the Executive Director in building partnerships with the church and other agencies in the promotion and implementation of a biblical understanding of addiction. Responsibility for: - Working with the Executive Director to provide leadership in the ongoing development of the Road to Recovery Programme – it's content, methodology, facilitators and evaluation – and share in its delivery through group work and one to one support. - Share in the responsibility for the organisation and facilitation of our evening support meetings. - Working with the Executive Director in the recruitment of Staff, Volunteers and then take responsibility for line management, including training and development. - Grow mutually beneficial partnerships with churches and addiction and outreach services to establish a pipeline of participants who will benefit practically and spiritually from the Hope for Glasgow Road to Recovery Programme. - Contribute to the work of the Hope for Glasgow in monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the work, organising, and participating in events, reputation building and as appropriate, supporter communications and fundraising. - Report regularly on progress against agreed targets. - Ensure excellent use of the HfG database i.e., it is compliant, supportive of other teams and analysis or interpretation leads to positive action - Deputise for the Executive Director Organisational - Represent HfG at external events, including some Sundays and at conferences each year Providing appropriate support for: - Strategic planning of communications and supporter relations - Identifying communications opportunities and developing content - Market research, analysis, intelligence, and reporting - Business planning and annual financial planning - Development of relationships with key churches

Required skills

Employees are expected to: - Fully participate in the spiritual life of the organisation including attending regular staff and prayer meetings and Team Training - Take due care of their own Health and Safety and that of others in their working environment. - Ensure compliance with General Data Protection Regulation principles and practice. - Be an advocate for and role model HfG values. - Be a committed member of a local church whose leadership are willing to commission you for this role. Qualifications and experience Essential - Training or practical experience in bible handling - Proven experience of developing and managing relationships with those from an addiction background - Experience successfully working collaboratively - Experience of facilitating group work - Knowledge of a biblical understanding of addiction - Ability to inspire and motivate a team around HfG's cause – sharing the good news of Jesus with those people from communities otherwise unlikely to hear - Ability to inspire and motivate individuals to support Hope for Glasgow, passionately communicating the charity's mission of sharing the gospel with those on the margins - Strong verbal and written communicator, with a high level of interpersonal skills - Educated to degree level or able to communicate and rationalise at that level - Strong organisational capacity and attention to detail - Experience of using MS Office/Apple suite. - An active Christian faith - this post carries an Occupational Requirement under the Equality Act 2010.


Desirable - Experience of organising events - Experience of fundraising for a Christian charity and developing resources for Christian audiences - Experience in successfully developing a case for support - Experience of preaching - Network of contacts in UK Church - In-depth understanding of the UK Church Additional information and How to Apply If you are interested in applying for the position, please send us 1. Your CV, which should include: - a. Details of all your work and volunteer experience b. Your educational history, including any qualifications you have gained c. Contact details for two referees, your current employer (if applicable) and your Pastor/Minister 2. A covering letter, which should include: - a. What attracts you to this job b. A clear explanation of your suitability for this position, using specific examples from your experience Your application should reach us by Friday 9th September 2022 – either by post or email to: - Nicki Adams Hope for Glasgow 73 Claremont Street Glasgow G3 7JB You will receive an acknowledgement within 3 working days. For shortlisted candidates, interviews will be held week commencing 19th September (other dates available by prior agreement) Further details of the interview process and dates will be sent to short-listed candidates. We may interview applicants before the closing date. OCCUPATIONAL REQUIREMENT As Hope for Glasgow are a Christian organisation this post carries an Occupational Requirement under the Equality Act 2010, therefore, the successful candidate must have an active Christian faith. All employees of HfG are required to sign and abide by the Hope for Glasgow Statement of Faith and Conduct and to work and behave in a manner which is consistent with the ethos of HfG.