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Recovery Practitioner - Club Drugs and Chemsex

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent
  • Closing 5th September 2021

  • Advertised from 23rd July 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week


Job Summary

Are you passionate about supporting people with complex drug issues?

We are looking for a dynamic and driven individual to provide intensive and innovative support to those who use club drugs (such as crystal meth, GHB, ketamine, mephedrone and Spice) and/or take part in chemsex.

The role

This role will heavily focus on building strong relationships and undertaking satellite working from local partnership agencies such as sexual health clinics, LGBTQ+ services, outreach services and young people services.

You will also:

  • Provide information and advice around the problematic use of club drugs.
  • Work with LGBTQ+ people involved in the chemsex scene.
  • Support individuals who are HIV positive.
  • Help our service users to build their resilience and manage their mental, physical, and social care needs.
  • Assist and advocate for individuals as they navigate the different support services available to them.
  • Act as a care coordinator by providing one-to-one key working, motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction and relapse prevention.
  • Connect/re-connect individuals with their support networks and communities, to boost their confidence and aid their recovery.

The service

Find out about our New Beginnings service in Brent.


  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
  • Fixed term contract of 12 months with the possibility of an extension
  • 37.5 hours per week


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

Why should you apply?

  • An opportunity to develop a new and important element of our service
  • Specialist role working with complex issues
  • 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 5 September 2021 at 00:00 midnight, but we are interviewing during the week commencing 23 August 2021 so we may close this job early. Please get your application in as soon as possible!

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 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.