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Practitioner - Criminal Justice, Court and Prison Liaison

  • Full time
  • £23,500 – £26,600
  • Chester with frequent travel in the region
  • Closing 12th December 2021

  • Advertised from 12th November 2021
  • 37.5 hours. Fixed Term (6 months)


Would you like to work with a motivated and well-established team to deliver key interventions in a Criminal Justice context, for those with drug and alcohol issues?

About the role

We are looking for a dynamic and committed individual to join our New Beginnings service in Cheshire West and Chester, working with a supportive and friendly multidisciplinary team of clinical and non-clinical professionals.

This new, exciting and rewarding role offers significant opportunities for you to have an early and significant impact on the outcome for those involved with the Criminal Justice system and that this care maximises the positive impact to individual and the community.

The role will spend significant time-based Criminal Justice Hubs, such as Courts, Prison and Probation Services.

You will:

  • Take an assertive approach to the coordination and delivery of assessments and engagement interventions for those involved with Drug/ Alcohol related court orders, probationary restrictions and those leaving prison,
  • Deliver criminal justice interventions such as delivering Required Assessments (RAs), Restrictions on Bail (RoB), Drug Rehabilitation Requirement (DRR) and Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR) assessments,
  • Deliver harm reduction advice, guidance and education including, needle & syringe exchanges, brief and extended recovery interventions, blood borne virus interventions and overdose prevention advice,
  • Support the day-to-day delivery of excellent drug and alcohol services to service users and their significant others, including family members friends and carers.

There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across our three service hubs, the wider North-West, as well as occasional travel to our head office in London.

Why should you apply?

  • You want to be part of a high-performing team focused on achieving positive outcomes for those involved in the Criminal Justice system,
  • You want a flexible role with a significant amount of partnership working,
  • You want to progress your career and increase your own knowledge in a supportive and compassionate environment,
  • You want a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Application notes

To find out more about our service, visit New Beginnings in Cheshire West and Chester.

To find out more about WDP, visit WDP – Who we are.

For an informal discussion about the position, or if you would like to visit the service, please contact Jane Murphy, Service Manager on or 07367 287 400.

To apply, please visit our website:

The closing date for applications is 12th December 2021 at 00:00 midnight.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may close adverts at any time if we receive a sufficient number of applications. We only accept applications via the WDP website using our application form.

Interviews are likely to take place via Teams, to support social distancing.

Diversity and Equality

WDP are a committed equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from disabled candidates, and those from minority ethnic backgrounds.


WDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


All posts are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to the confirmation of any job offer.

Note: Please use your personal statement to highlight any relevant experience directly linked to the role you have applied for. Any CV’s sent with the application will be disregarded.