Club Drugs and Chemsex Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • 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 heavily focus on building strong relationships with partnership agencies and will involve satellite working, engaging with service users outside of New Beginnings service, for example from sexual health clinics

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who engages with those who are engaged in/or are at risk of engaging in substance misuse and having sex while using drugs (Chemsex) or alcohol

• Take the lead in engaging and supporting service users to navigate within the complex systems available to them, and help them to build resilience and manage their mental, physical and social care needs

• Work with men who have sex with men (MSM) and support men who are HIV positive men

• Acting as a care coordinator by providing a range of evidence-based interventions such as key working, motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction and relapse prevention

• Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.

• Working in partnership with our clinical and aftercare services, sexual health services, LGBTQ+ services where relevant, primary care services, Criminal Justice agencies, Outreach services, Young Peoples’ services, treatment providers, service users and the local community


• Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 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 midnight.

The interviews will take place week commencing the 28th of 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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