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Recovery Worker

  • Part time
  • £22,341 pro-rata
  • Argyll & Bute
  • Closing 6th December 2020

  • Advertised from 24th November 2020


Our service in Argyll & Bute is commissioned to provide a recovery service for people concerned about their own or someone else’s drug or alcohol use and delivers psycho social interventions in both one to one and group settings for adults entering or sustaining their recovery from drug/alcohol use.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced and dynamic Recovery Worker to provide outreach and support services for individuals across Argyll & Bute, but particularly in the Bute & Cowall area, for those who are using drugs and/or alcohol.

We have service bases in Dunoon, Helensburgh, Oban and the Isle of Islay staffed by Recovery Workers, Recovery Champions and Volunteers but much of our work is carried out in the local communities that we serve.

What we are looking for

If you have experience of working with substance misuse service users in a health, social care or criminal justice setting and/or have experience working in related sectors and believe you have transferable skills then we would love to talk to you.

An SVQ Level 3 in Adult Social Care or equivalent qualifications that are in line with SSSC requirements is required as a minimum and registration with the SSSC will be essential.

As our team is required to deliver services within dispersed communities a driving license and daily access to a car is essential.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a team player in a collaborative and supportive manner. He/she will be someone who can cope with pressure, has good time management and prioritisation skills.

In return we offer excellent benefits and the opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, compassionate, professional and friendly team.

Further information about this job

This a permanent part time role for 22.5 hours per week.

Interviews are planned to be held online via Google Meet , date and times to be confirmed.

For more information about the role please contact Yvonne McLeod via email;

For any queries relating to the application process please email

Benefits of working with us

  • 28 days holiday plus a bank holiday allowance (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance benefit scheme
  • Flexible working patterns to help with work life balance
  • Training and development opportunities
  • 24/7 access to employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Information about us and our recruitment processes

We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, or disability. We actively welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates to ensure we have an inclusive and representational workforce for all our staff and clients.

With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to deliver our services where at all possible bearing in mind social/physical distancing. Our recruitment may be completed remotely where necessary to ensure we adhere to any government guidance.

We are only able to employ people who have the legal right to work in the UK. All applicants will need to provide evidence of this before we can confirm unconditional offers of employment.

We want to safeguard and protect the children, young people and adults we work with. Our rigorous selection process applies to all applicants to support this aim. If you are applying for a role which involves regulated activity you will need to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (including Barred Lists) check (if in England) or become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme (if in Scotland). We will also seek references as part of the selection process for this role, including from your current or most recent employer.

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the specified closing date, should a large number of applications be received. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Application notes

For more details or to discuss further please email

To apply, please visit our website