Navigation Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,267 – £29,000
  • Greenwich
  • Closing 1st August 2021

  • Advertised from 13th July 2021


Job Summary

WDP Greenwich Navigation Team

Fixed term 12 months

Are you a recovery practitioner looking for a new challenge in developing pathways and processes for service users within Greenwich?

The Service

Launched in 2020, WDP Greenwich is a fully-integrated substance misuse service, providing clinical and psychosocial interventions, operating from a main treatment hub in Woolwich. The team actively promotes recovery and works with individuals that are directly and indirectly affected by substance misuse, working with the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of Greenwich residents, irrespective of circumstance.

WDP Greenwich Navigation team will aim to improve service integration across LB Greenwich. The navigation team will engage and connect with partners across the borough to create sustainable pathways. They will ensure wrap around support for complex service users including those in the Criminal Justice system.

The Role

The Navigators will lead on one specific area within this new initiative funded by PHE. We are looking to recruit 5 Navigators who will work with partner agencies to establish and develop pathways. You will also hold a caseload of service users. We are looking for people who have experience in working in one of the following areas:-

children’s services; local prisons, court and probation; community safety and housing; primary care.

We are seeking committed, organised and highly-motivated candidates, with an in-depth knowledge and experience of the challenges affecting people with substance misuse and related health and wellbeing issues in the London Borough of Greenwich.


Salary band of £24,267 - £29,000 per annum

1 x year fixed term contract/For internal candidates, this is a secondment for one year.

37.5 hours per week


The role is based at the WDP Greenwich, but at times may involve travel to external meetings and satellites within the borough, and to other WDP locations as needed.

Why Should You Apply?

New exciting role

Application notes


For an informal chat about these roles, contact Wayne Butcher, Service Manager on 07977213355 or

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

The closing date is Sunday 1st August 2021 at 00:00 midnight.

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:


In partnership

Strong belief in service users

Community focused

WDP is a recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users to improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.

WDP is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

WDP aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

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.