Recovery Champion Trainee x3 - Edinburgh Wide Recovery Services

  • Full time
  • £16,775
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th November 2019

  • Advertised from 24th October 2019
  • FTC 15 months. 37.5 hours per week.
  • CGL4100


Change Grow Live provides a fully integrated recovery service across 3 localities in Edinburgh (South East, South West & North West) and aims to provide high quality one to one and groupwork opportunities to people wishing to recover from addictions. Making recovery visible and easily accessed is a key driver for the Edinburgh Recovery Services. We work in partnership with the NHS Lothian and Edinburgh Council to provide Recovery Hubs across three localities in the city of Edinburgh.

The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of drug and alcohol issues and have experience of lived addiction and recovery. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the difficulties and challenges faced by those in recovery and be willing to learn how to plan recovery journeys and will be trained in how to facilitate group work sessions.

Some of the work you will be trained to engage in includes:

  • Providing a range of motivational and supportive interventions to enable service users to build recovery capital and to remain motivated to achieve recovery with support from others in the Hub teams.
  • Help develop and grow the recovery community in Edinburgh within Change Grow Live and other partners
  • Supporting service users to develop appropriate coping skills/support networks to increase positive recovery outcomes.
  • To be a point of contact for peer-led support and initiatives supporting the increase of visible recovery across Edinburgh

Change Grow Live are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service users benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.

We also expect an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants to these posts will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.

In return for hard work, professionalism, dedication, and enthusiasm, we will offer excellent terms and conditions including support in gaining an SVQ level 2, a comprehensive career development plan and the support you will need to really make a difference to the lives of people in recovery.

Application notes

Closing date: Sunday, 24 November 2019 - 11:45pm

To apply for this position, please download and complete the form on our website:

Completed applications should be sent to Please note we do not accept CV’S.

This post is subject to an enhanced PVG Check.

If you have any additional questions, please email: or call him on 0131 661 52 94.