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Peer Volunteer Coordinator - West Lothian Recovery Service

  • Full time
  • £22,371 – £25,999
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 21st April 2019

  • Advertised from 3rd April 2019
  • Hours: 37.5.
  • CGL3242


Service:West Lothian Assertive Outreach Service

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Peer Volunteer Coordinator to join a team working across West Lothian within our new community recovery service.

Change Grow Live provides a fully integrated recovery service across community based services and aims to provide high quality recovery asset based resource. Visible recovery is a key driver for the West Lothian service and this role underpins this ethos.

The post holder will coordinate the identification, recruitment, training and management of Volunteers, Service User Reps and Peer Mentors and ensure that service user involvement is fully embedded into all areas of service development and delivery. The post holder will contribute to the development and delivery of a recovery-oriented service across West Lothian.

This innovative role will also lead on our digital engagement offer by identifying opportunities for service users, families and significant others to communicate and receive brief interventions through forms of Social Media, Apps, Email, Skype/Face time and other forums.

The successful candidate will have passion for and experience of working with people with substance misuse issues, the ability to manage and supervise peer mentors/volunteers, experience of developing and delivering training or group work programmes, good leadership skills and the flexibility to work unsocial hours as required.

Candidates may be required to travel so a driving license and access to a vehicle is desirable.

In return for hard work, professionalism, dedication, and enthusiasm, we will offer excellent terms and conditions, a comprehensive career development plan and the support you will need to really make a difference to service users’ lives.

Change Grow Live are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service users benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.

We also expect an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants to these posts will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.

Application notes

To apply for this position, please download and complete the form on our website:

Closing date: Sunday, 21 April 2019 - 12:45pm