Recovery Communities Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £33,825
  • Brent
  • Closing 20th June 2021

  • Advertised from 9th June 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week


Are you passionate about co-production and ensuring service users voices are heard and they are involved in service development?

The service

New Beginnings Brent Recovery and Wellbeing service is a WDP led integrated drug and alcohol service, in partnership with CNWL. The service has been supporting residents in Brent since April 2018 and offers a broad range of recovery orientated, high quality services to meet their needs

WDP is committed to the ongoing professional development of all our staff. Through joining WDP, you will receive a warm welcome, peer support, extensive training, regular supervision and the chance to thrive in a lively and aspirational organisation.

The role

This PHE funded Brent New Beginnings role will sit within the Brent New Beginnings team and work closely with B3 (B3 is the Brent Service User Council).

The Recovery Communities Co-ordinator will be committed to effectively engage with service users to ensure that they are empowered to make the changes they want to their lives and have a voice within the services.

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who will have a good understanding of how this service user group have experienced services in the past and therefore will be able to develop the Recovery Community within Brent, advocating for service users’ needs and sharing their voice.

The role will involve:

  • Provide coordination of service user involvement provision across the local partnerships including B3, Service User Council.
  • To support New Beginnings and the Targeting Rough Sleepers through Outreach team to implement effective co-production and service user involvement.
  • Establish and develop satellites and partnerships with a range of local community stakeholders including local hostels, rough sleepers and outreach provision and primary care provision.
  • To manage a caseload of service users with complex health and wellbeing needs as required, including assessment, 1-2-1 interventions, relevant groupwork delivery and other required interventions to support with harm reduction and health and wellbeing.
  • Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.


  • Salary band of £28,000 to £33,825 per annum
  • 12 months FTC
  • 37.5 hours per week


Primarily based at the New Beginnings’ Cobbold Road Hub, however there is an expectation to work across sites and within the community.

Why should you apply?

  • A new challenge working with rough sleepers affected by drug and alcohol issues
  • Specialist role
  • Competitive salary

Application notes


To arrange an informal chat about the role, contact, Nichole Donoher-Phillips, Service Manager on

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday 20th June 2021 at 00:00 midnight.

The interviews will take place week commencing 28th June 2021.

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

WDP and Our Values

WDP is an innovative behaviour change charity. We facilitate long-lasting transformation in people’s lives to improve health, wellbeing and social integration. We work across the fields of substance misuse, young person’s support, employability, sexual health and inpatient services.

All staff are required to work to WDP’s four values:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • In partnership
  • Strong belief in service users
  • Community focused
  • Diversity and Equality
    • WDP are a committed equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from disabled candidates, and those form minority ethnic backgrounds.
  • Safeguarding
    • 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.
  • DBS
    • All posts are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to the confirmation of any job offer.

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