Closing Date: 24 August, 2022

Project Lead Buddy Up – Remote Working

Reference Number: 1198

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Project Lead – Buddy Up

Location: Remote Working

Hours: 35 per week

Salary Range: £39,571 – £41,591 depending on experience, plus excellent benefits package

Contract: Fixed-Term – 12 Months



This is an incredibly exciting time for Cranstoun. Our vision is to be a world-class leader in rebuilding lives an we are looking for someone passionate about harm reduction and innovation to play a vital role helping us on this journey.


Working within our Customer team, you will lead the piloting and expansion of our new digital BuddyUp service, designed to reduce drug related harms and deaths.  We have worked with the Brave Technology Cooperation in Canada who originally developed this idea and app and are seeking an ambitious and compassionate individual to manage the piloting and expansion of this ground-breaking service, operating for the first time within the United Kingdom.


If you have a proven track record of developing and delivering innovative new services within a health and social care environment, combined with an energy to develop and deliver new ways of working, we would love to hear from you.



The BuddyUp app

The idea is simple, people who are using drugs alone can download the app and be connected to a Cranstoun volunteer, with whom they can build a rescue plan in the event of an emergency. The plan is only activated if the app user overdoses. It will send an emergency message to them, triggering the appropriate medical attention. This app is therefore all about preventing avoidable, fatal overdose.

Anyone, anywhere

With this offer we can reach all parts of the UK, people who are in rural locations can access the same support as someone living in a city. There is no pressure on anyone using this service, they do not have to be involved in Cranstoun or any other services or give out any sensitive information.


The app provides support and harm reduction advice at the time when individuals are using drugs. For example we can provide safer injecting and overdose prevention advice and if someone asks for help to access drug treatment services in their area, we can provide this information.


Cranstoun is pleased to partner with Drug Science and Release in this venture. Within the app links are available to both these organisations who can provide reliable information about drugs and legal advice.


Our aim as an organisation is to bring world class services to the UK from around the world. Our BuddyUp app is an example of this aim and we believe it is a one stop shop for anyone who uses drugs alone.

BuddyUp – Cranstoun


Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

To download an application please see the link below.

A standard DBS check will be undertaken with the successful candidate.

Closing Date: Wednesday 24th August 2022

Interview Date:(via Microsoft Teams): Wednesday 31st August 2022





We are an inclusive employer, committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of our work.

Registered Charity No. 1061582.

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