Peer & Volunteer Co-ordinator - South Glos

Salary: NJC PT22 (£27,041) Pro Rata

Hours: 22.5 Hours Per Week

Location: South Gloucestershire and any other location reasonably requested by the organisation. We have client hubs in Yate, Warmley and Patchway.

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 12 Months until June 2022

Additional Information: DHI offers up to 31 days paid leave (service-related) in addition to statutory holidays, a 7% pension contribution, Cycle to Work Scheme and Employee Assistance Scheme. DHI is a Disability Confident Committed Employer.

The Role

DHI is an award winning charity that challenges social exclusion by supporting people to achieve their potential and contribute to richness and wellbeing of their community. We are looking for applicants who will share our passion for our values, and our commitment to our client groups and our local communities.

As part of the new Government initiative to reduce drug-related deaths, DHI are pleased to be recruiting for a new Peer and volunteer co-ordinator to develop and implement a range of peer-led activities across South Gloucestershire.

As Peer and Volunteer co-coordinator, you will work closely with all parts of the drug and alcohol service to make sure volunteers and people with lived experience are involved from start to finish of the treatment journey. You will recruit, train and supervise a diverse range of peers and volunteers, whilst building sustainable and exciting placements such as needle and syringe programmes delivery by volunteers, utilising the knowledge of people who use drugs to spread harm reduction knowledge in the community and organising peer support for prison leavers’ right from the prison gate.

With experience of supporting volunteers and individuals you will be great with people, able to get the best out of peers and volunteers as well as building strong professional partnerships across the treatment system and with other local stakeholders.

This is an exciting time to join DHI and you’ll be working alongside a new criminal justice team to support outreach and engagement across prisons, police, Liaison and Diversion Schemes, Courts and Probation.

If you’re passionate about supporting people to achieve change in their life and harm reduction, and have an interest in developing volunteering roles to meet client needs, this role is for you.

As a peer and volunteer co-ordinator, you will have the opportunity to work flexibly between DHI hubs, criminal justice partners, and home. You will be required at times to be able to travel across the West of England region and the use of transport and willingness to use it for the purposes of this role is an essential requirement.

As an employee of DHI you will be entitled to:

  • 26 days plus statutory and bank holidays (1 additional day after each year of service, up to a maximum of 31 days)
  • Employee assistance scheme programme
  • Contributory pension scheme (employer’s contribution 7% to a minimum 3% contribution from employee).

If you have experience or an interest in working in the substance misuse field and share DHI’s core values of self-direction, stimulation and a zest for life, we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to know more about the role, please contact Annie Hilborne, Throughcare Team Leader to arrange an informal discussion.

How To Apply

Please use the enclosed Job Description and Person Specification to complete an Application Form and Skills Form. Please quote ATR 313 on your application and send to before Midday 5th July 2021.

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