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Peer Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £22,256
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 18th October 2021

  • Advertised from 30th September 2021
  • 36.25 hours per week. Open-ended contract.


We have an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Midlothian Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Team. This post is funded by MELDAP (Midlothian and East Lothian Drug & Alcohol Partnership).

The successful applicant will use their own lived experience to engage with those facing substance misuse issues and mental health difficulties. They will as part of a team look to promote positive recovery pathways through 1:1 and groupwork, delivering an active Peer Support Service offering social, emotional and practical support.

If you have had lived experience of substance misuse or addiction and have the potential to use it to support others in a meaningful way into or with their recovery we would love to hear from you!

All staff are working in a blended way with access to an office base for essential work, risk assessed community work, and homeworking. Travel is required across Midlothian. Flexibility in working hours will also be expected to meet the needs of people we support.

Application notes

An application pack is available on our website

If you have difficulties accessing the pack please contact Annmarie Mitchell, HR Administrator on 0131 225 8508 or email

For further information contact John Murphy on 07760753020 or email

Closing date: 18 October 2021 (12 noon)

Inte interview date: 11 November 2021