Recovery Worker Vacancy

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Details of the job

Post title:

Recovery Worker


£22,000 p.a (£10.57 ph)

Other benefits:

Medical cover, generous annual leave allowance, a pension scheme, free gym membership, subsidised cafe, and free on-site parking.


Full time



Reports to:

Northampton Team Manager


Have you got experience of working with or supporting people who have difficulties associated with the misuse of drugs or alcohol? Committed to making a difference? If so, then this may be the career opportunity for you.

Bridge is a peer support project which links volunteers who have recovered from alcohol and/or drug misuse with members with substance misuse issues. Bridge provides a range of activities, events and support to over 800 members. The role of the Recovery Worker is vital in supporting members to sustain their recovery through group work, one to one sessions and activities.


Roles and responsibilities

  • We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, conscientious and creative Recovery Worker to work closely with our team of Volunteers and Mentors to deliver the best outcomes for our Members.
  • Your role will include providing support to individual members, organising daily and weekly activities for members and ensuring their safety and wellbeing.
  • You will be able to work closely and cooperatively with colleagues, have good communication skills, a professional approach to working with people and an openness to extending your knowledge and skills.
  • Administrative duties as required.

Key requirements

  • Have an understanding of substance misuse issues and the impact on the individuals and society.
  • To work as part of a team and with a range of different organisations.
  • An understanding of how to support members through life changes.
  • The ability to communicate and engage with vulnerable people in a non-judgmental way.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake appropriate checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Click here to download our equal opportunities form.

To find out more please view the job description and the person specification.

If you are interested in applying then please follow the steps below:

  1. Click here to fill out and submit our online application form.
  2. Download and complete our Equal Opportunities form.
  3. Write a covering letter explaining how you meet the criteria outlined in the Person Specification.
  4. Email the completed Equal Opportunities form and your covering letter to by midday on Friday 27/3/2020.

Bridge however reserves the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

Interviews were due to take place w/c 05/04/2020. Due to the impact of coronavirus, all interviews have been postponed until further notice.
We will notify successful candidates once we are in a position to conduct interviews.

Bridge Substance Misuse Programme Ltd is a Social Enterprise, company registered number 06221493. Registered office 63c Gold Street, Northampton, NN1 1RA.