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Recovery Champion

  • Full time
  • £17,068
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th May 2021

  • Advertised from 11th May 2021
  • Type of Contract: Fixed term. Duration (# of months): 12. Contracted Hours Per Week: 37.50
  • Job ID: 2021-3820



Please note we are seeking three Recovery Champions to be based across three community recovery services in Edinburgh (SE, SW and NE). Please apply only once for your preferred location. All applicants will be given the opportunity to be considered for all posts.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Recovery Services working across Edinburgh.

Change Grow Live provides a fully integrated recovery service across 3 localities in Edinburgh and aims to provide high quality one to one and groupwork opportunities to people wishing to recover from addictions. Making recovery visible and easily accessed is a key driver for the Edinburgh Recovery Services. We work in partnership with the NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Council to provide Recovery Hubs across three localities in the city of Edinburgh.


The successful candidate will have a good understanding of drug and alcohol issues and have lived experience of addiction and recovery. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the difficulties and challenges faced by those in recovery and be willing to learn how to plan recovery journeys and will be trained in how to facilitate group work sessions.

Some of the work you will be trained to engage in includes:

Providing a range of motivational and supportive interventions to enable service users to build recovery capital and to remain motivated to achieve recovery with support from others in the Hub teams.

Helping develop and grow the recovery community in Edinburgh within CGL and other partners.

Supporting service users to develop appropriate coping skills/support networks to increase positive recovery outcomes.

Being a point of contact for peer-led support and initiatives supporting the increase of visible recovery across Edinburgh

Providing harm reduction interventions such as: Take Home Naloxone kits, Dry Blood Spot Tests and Injecting Equipment Provision.

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.

In return for hard work, professionalism, dedication, and enthusiasm, we will offer excellent terms and conditions including support in gaining an SVQ level 2, a comprehensive career development plan and the support you will need to really make a difference to the lives of people in recovery.

Application notes

We want to make this process accessible for everyone so if you think that you need some support with applying online, please give us a call on 0131 661 5294 and we will be more than happy to help you.

Closing Date: 30/5/2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 7th June 2021.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website:

If you have any questions or concerns on this opportunity that you would like to talk through, please contact us using the below details:

Lukas Waclawski | | 01316615294

This post is subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme check at an enhanced level.

We believe that having diverse people working as part of our team makes us the organisation that we are.

We actively encourage applications from people from all backgrounds to help us to provide the best possible experience for the people who use our services and to make Change Grow Live a great place to work. If you have any feedback on our recruitment processes (good or bad) we’d love to hear from you so that we can make sure they are fair and we attract and recruit the best, most diverse workforce possible.

The safety of vulnerable children, young people and adults is our absolute priority. We will support you in your role to make sure that you are equipped to support the safety of people who use our services and those around them, to the highest standard possible.