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Job Opportunities

Vacancy: Chief Executive of Cumbria Alcohol Drug Advisory Service

Position Title: Chief Executive

Reports to: Board of Directors/Trustees

Reports from: Area, Finance and Training Managers

Location: Barrow in Furness or Carlisle with countywide travel

Hours: 30 hours per week

Full time Annual Salary: £40k (pro rata applies, 30hrs per week)

Benefits: 6% Pension Contributions, 25 days +8 Bank Holidays

How to apply: please send CV & Covering Letter to

Deadline for Applications: 31 March 2017

Interviews in Kendal: 10 & 11 April 2017


The Board of Trustees have secured funding for the role of CEO at CADAS against a background of continuing austerity and a challenging funding environment.

Relevant experience

A minimum of 3 years’ experience in senior management or organisational leadership is essential. Experience of working in the same sector to that of CADAS is preferred, however, a demonstrable commitment to developing expertise in problematic substance use would be essential.


As chief executive, you will demonstrate critical competencies in four broad categories:

– Commitment to results

– Strategic business development

– Leadership

– Change management

 The priority for the CEO will be working towards creating a sustainable future that enhances our excellent reputation and our unique services for Cumbria’s communities.

Please take a look at our simple but ambitious five year strategy, the Job Description and Person Specification and if you want to chat ahead of making an application you can contact chair of CADAS to arrange a call.

Click here for CEO Job pack >>CADAS CEO JobPack


One to one work:

Volunteering at CADAS
Volunteering at CADAS

Community members can volunteer for Cadas through a variety of roles including;


For more information please contact our countywide number 0300 111 4002.

Volunteers benefit from learning new skills, gaining work experience in the drug and alcohol field and feeling part of a vibrant and caring team. Many of volunteers after completing our training find employment in the Health & Social sector and/or embark on further or higher study.

What our volunteers say about their volunteer experience with Cadas

A journey with plenty of lessons to learn about others and myself.

Fulfilling and challenging. Keeps me thinking about others. I love it.

Doing something that is satisfactory and worthwhile.

Life-long learning, continued opportunity to get feedback, developing new skills and to watch people grow and change before my eyes.

A real privilege to learn more about myself, gain new skills, be part of a supportive and caring team whilst supporting someone’s recovery from a substance problem.

Trustee Board Members

Community members with an interest in joining our vibrant and skilled Trustee Board can support the management and development of the staff, volunteers and the wider organisation. The role of Trustee may be of particular interest to those who have skills and experience in the following areas- finance, management, workforce development, working for charities, funding, fundraising, strategic planning and project development.

For more information please contact our countywide number on 0300 111 4002.

Make a donation

Donations can be made:

  • In person via our centres
  • By Cheque
  • Via Paypal
  • Via
  • Bequeaths in wills

Make an in-kind donation

Businesses are invited to make in-kind donations to support the continued delivery of services across the county. In-kind donations of the following items are particularly welcomed:

  • Stationery including paper
  • Office & ICT Equipment
  • Toilet rolls
  • Paper hand towels
  • Tea/Coffee

Sponsorship & Support

Businesses are invited to support Cadas through sponsor schemes, sharing of skills, knowledge and resources that will support Cadas to continue to deliver its services across Cumbria.

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