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West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Service are recruiting for a General Manager

Published: January 21, 2022




Full Time – 5 days (36.25 hours per week) 

Salary: £43348 to £48574 per annum (SJC scales Points 45 – 50 pay award pending)

Contributory Pension Scheme 7.2% Employer Contribution 0.8% Employee Contribution


We are recruiting for a General Manager for West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Service (WLDAS), a well-established charitable organisation with a reputation and history for delivering a wide range of effective alcohol, drug and tobacco services throughout West Lothian

About the Service

Our main objectives and activities are the promotion and prevention of the misuse of substances and the provision of support to people with substance problems to both reduce harm and support recovery. Our main areas of charitable activity are the provision of advice and information, health promotion, counselling and support, education and training and grief counselling. The strategies employed to assist us to meet these objectives include the following:

  • Providing a range of services which meet relevant quality standards and address the problems related to substance misuse.
  • Limiting the harms associated with substance abuse, not only for the individual but also their family and friends and the wider community of West Lothian.
  • Providing educational sessions within schools and communities, aimed to increase the awareness of and reduce the harms caused by substances.
  • Working towards applying national standards of service and working in partnership with other agencies to secure the widest range of services available that best matches the needs of its client population.

About the role

Reporting to the Board of Management and supported by the Therapeutic Support Service Manager, the Business Manager and a small administrative team, the General Manager will be responsible for formulating, setting and delivering the strategic development and funding of the service.

Maintaining and building on external relationships with local commissioning bodies and other agencies is critical to the role

About you

We are looking for a skilled and talented individual who will bring innovative approaches to service delivery and organisational development as we seek to consolidate and expand our current portfolio of services and market them more widely.


The General Manager should have a demonstrable track record of leading and managing successful operations, strategic development and funding applications and could be from either a clinical or operational background. They must be able to evidence effective leadership skills, strategic and financial acumen, and delivery. Experience of successful relationship management is essential.

Importantly, the General Manager must be an effective communicator with strong empathy with the Charity’s vision, goals and ethos. Their personal values should match with those of the organisation. They should include evidence of personal drive, energy and the ability to deliver outcomes to the highest standard, demonstrating commitment to see things through.

For further information and informal discussion about the post please contact:

Brian Pringle, General Manager

Application Form, Job Description, Person Specification and background information can be downloaded from our website or by contacting Angela Scotland, Business Manager


Please note – only applications received using the WLDAS application form will be considered.  CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date for Applications:  Monday 14th February 2022

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 1 March 2022

Application forms can be found at

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