Peer Mentor and Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,371 – £25,999
  • Forth Valley - Scotland
  • Closing 5th January 2020

  • Advertised from 4th December 2019
  • 37.5 hours per week. Permanent.
  • 2019-1353


Do you want to work for a caring organisation that believes in people?

Within Scotland we operate a number of locality-based community and criminal justice services in Edinburgh, Midlothian and West Lothian and are delighted to now be providing The Forth Valley Recovery Service.

Do you want to make a difference?

As a Peer Trainer and Coordinator with Change Grow Live, you’ll work with people who use our services, helping them get to where they want to be.


We currently have a number of exciting posts that we are looking to recruit and as such are looking for motivated, enthusiastic, committed individuals who have experience of working with service users affected by drugs or alcohol to support social re integration, enabling individuals to lead meaningful and purposeful lives: promoting recovery, resilience, peer support and self-determination.

Peer Trainer and Coordinator

This new role will be within our community rehabilitation programme. The successful candidate will coordinate the identification, recruitment, training and management of Volunteers, Service User Reps and Peer Mentors and ensure that service user involvement is fully embedded into all areas of service development and delivery.

The Forth Valley Recovery Service provides a wide range of interventions to individuals affected by substance use. We have bases in Falkirk, Stirling and Alloa as well as providing an assertive outreach approach providing clinics in a wide variety of locations.

The interventions we offer include;

- Harm Reduction Services including IEP, Take Home Naloxone Hepatitis C testing

- Arrest Referral

- Recovery focussed key work including a partnership approach with NHS Forth Valley specialist services and Primary Care.

- Structured counselling in partnership with NHS Forth Valley psychological therapies.

- Recovery Focused interventions in the three prisons in the area in partnership with NHS Forth Valley and Scottish Prison Service.

- Community Rehabilitation which focuses on employability, education and volunteering opportunities.

Our values are to be compassionate, open and bold. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

Application notes

To apply for this position, please visit our website:

Closing Date: 05/01/2020

Interview Date: 13/01/2020

This post is subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme check at an enhanced level.

We believe that having diverse people working as part of our team makes us the organisation that we are.

We actively encourage applications from people from all backgrounds to help us to provide the best possible experience for the people who use our services and to make Change Grow Live a great place to work. If you have any feedback on our recruitment processes (good or bad) we’d love to hear from you so that we can make sure they are fair and we attract and recruit the best, most diverse workforce possible.

The safety of vulnerable children, young people and adults is our absolute priority. We will support you in your role to make sure that you are equipped to support the safety of people who use our services and those around them, to the highest standard possible.