Board Members: ADA-Alcohol & Drugs Action

ADA – Alcohol and drugs Action is an award-winning charity, delivering specialist services to reduce harms and promote recovery of individuals and families affected by alcohol & drugs in the North East of Scotland.

If you share our passion for supporting and enabling recovery for people and families affected by substance use, why not join our board to help shape our strategic direction and make sure we focus on what matters.

Successful candidates will have the enthusiasm and breadth of experience needed to make a real difference.  We welcome applications from candidates who have governance experience and/or expertise at board or senior management level in their field, especially with skills and experience in the following areas:

•Finance/financial management

•Quality assurance

•Fundraising and campaigning

•Stewardship of charity assets

We also welcome applications from people with lived experience who have been affected by alcohol and drug issues.

We embrace diversity and strive to ensure that no one is disadvantaged in terms of their ability to join our organisation on the basis of age, ability (or disability), gender, social class, ethnic origin, religion, marital status or sexual orientation. 

Time commitment for board members is an average of 6 hours per month for attendance at board and sub group meetings.  Meetings are currently taking place via Zoom and therefore applicants do not need to be physically based in the North East of Scotland to be considered.

In return we can offer:

•Relevant training and development to enhance your knowledge and skills.

•Networking opportunities, both internally and externally.

•The opportunity to share your wisdom to make a positive impact on your local community

Full details, role description and Board Member Information booklet are available at

For further information to apply  or if  you have any questions or queries, please email or contact 01224 577120 and ask to speak to Fraser Hoggan in the first instance.

*Closing date: Friday 23 October 2020 – interviews will be conducted early November (via Zoom).