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Young People’s Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £29,000 – £34,000
  • Redbridge
  • Closing 8th August 2021

  • Advertised from 16th July 2021


Are you looking for the opportunity to grow your leadership and management expertise, while contributing to the development of excellent services?

The Service

The service is part of the wider WDP treatment services in Redbridge and works with Young People & Adults and actively promotes Recovery with individuals directly affected by substance misuse issues, those affected by someone else’s substance misuse and the local community, to improve the wider health and wellbeing of society.

Together we offer a wide range of pharmacological, psychosocial, recovery-orientated, health focused and inpatient interventions that support individuals and their families who wish to receive advice, assessment, and treatment for their drug and/ or alcohol related needs.

The role

The Young People’s Team Leader will be responsible for providing day to day operational management to the WDP Redbridge Young People’s service provision incorporating all substance types and sexual health with a strong focus on early prevention. We are looking for a dynamic, motivated, and caring Team Leader who will be responsible for providing day to day operational management.

The post holder will be integral to ensuring a high-quality service that engages young persons and promotes recovery and positive behaviours and outcomes. You will contribute to the creation of an outcome focussed culture as well as participate in a learning culture for all that consciously celebrates and engages with diversity. You will have a strong ability to communicate complex information with a range of key stakeholders.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Prevent young people from engaging in substance misuse and risk-taking behaviours.
  • Deliver a targeted and early intervention sexual health service working with young people aged 13 to 24. The service will identify and engage individuals and groups to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies, new cases of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and HIV.
  • Ensure young people are aware of the full range of contraceptive and sexual health services and methods available, including the take up of contraception and the Condom Card Scheme
  • Enable young people to develop boundaries, emotional resilience, and self-esteem.
  • Actively support young people to reduce and/or stop harmful behaviours such as drug and alcohol use, encouraging prosocial and healthy alternatives.

Terms and Conditions

Salary band of £29,000 - £34,000

Permanent contract

37.5 hours per week


The role is predominantly based in Barkingside, 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?

An opportunity to join one of WDP’s flagship services and contribute to service development.

Be part of a high-performance team that is focused on quality and welcomes innovation.

Competitive salary and professional develop opportunities.


For an informal chat about the role, contact Tohel Ahmed, Service Manager on 07522235592 or

Application notes

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

The closing date for expressions of interest is Sunday 8th August 2021 at 00:00 midnight.

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 9th August 2021 via Zoom and will include a presentation component.

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.