Peer Advocacy and Engagement Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £24,627 – £29,000
  • Brent, London
  • Closing 16th May 2021

  • Advertised from 30th April 2021
  • Ref: JOB00000284


Job Summary

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 role will sit within the Brent New Beginnings Targeting Rough Sleepers through Outreach (TRSO) team and will have lived experience of drug and alcohol dependency and/or rough sleeping or homelessness either personally and now in recovery or indirectly through someone close to you.

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who is committed to engaging with rough sleepers with drug and alcohol issues, helping them to have a voice during their engagement with services. The role will involve:

  • Making every contact count through motivational interviewing, ITEP mapping, harm reduction, relapse prevention, brief advice and intervention
  • Promoting recovery in daily practice in both group and one-to-one settings
  • Helping rough sleepers to understand their rights and supporting them to engage in services available to support them.
  • Connecting people with their network and communities, to enhance confidence and build recovery capital.


  • Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum
  • Fixed Term Contract (12 Months)
  • 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 16th of May 2021 at 00:00 midnight.

The interviews will take place the week commencing the 24th of May 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

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.