Centre Director

University of Stirling

Post Details

Fixed term contract for 3 years.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 11 December 2016.

Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 09 January 2017.

The Post

The Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research, University of Stirling

This new Centre, timed to commence operations in September 2016, will take forward the Salvation Army (TSA) Drug and Alcohol Strategy through collaborative working between TSA and the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Stirling. Within the Centre, the University of Stirling will deliver the following:

  • New, interdisciplinary research on the addictions and on interventions that can prevent related problems for individuals, families and communities;
  • Research on the impact of TSA services;
  • Research synthesis through literature reviews, practice reviews and knowledge exchange activities;
  • Dissemination of new and synthesized research through publication, including on-line publication;
  • Policy analysis and policy briefing to inform the work of the Salvation Army;
  • Education through accredited university programmes;
  • Training for front line Salvation Army workers through cascaded training, short courses, workshops and stand-alone accredited modules.


A researcher with experience in health/social care service delivery is required to jointly manage the Centre and develop applied research and education as indicated in the business plan. The appointed person would be expected to supervise other staff, be a member of the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) staff, and liaise with the Salvation Army Scotland Drug and Alcohol Strategy Groups – Strategy and Implementation.

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see www.stir.ac.uk/jobs

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