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Drug and Alcohol Recovery Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Yorkshire & the Humber



£23,500 - £27,500

Posted Date

2 May 2023


Closing Date

21 May 2023

Exciting opportunities are available for positions of Recovery Co-ordinator based within our Forwards Leeds team. Recovery Co-ordination is a diverse and rewarding role, key duties you will undertake are:
Manage a caseload, devising, implementing, and reviewing ongoing recovery and treatment plans.
Facilitate and promote individuals’ progression from initial engagement, through structured treatment, to self-sustained recovery.
Reduce substance-related harm to individuals and the wider community.
Working collaboratively with key partners and colleagues to achieve the best health and well-being outcomes for individuals.

About you

You will have a passion for making a difference and fair chances for all should be at the core of everything you do.

You will have an NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care (or above or equivalent) or be willing to work towards this in post. You will have a fantastic understanding of and ability to implement interventions, including brief interventions MI, PSIs, CBT and ITEP, and experience of delivering 1-2-1 and group therapeutic interventions.

Who will you be working with

You will be working as part of our Forward Leeds Team. The team is a multi-disciplinary recovery team comprising of colleagues from diverse professional and personal backgrounds. The team includes Recovery Coordinators, HOPE Workers, Medics, Housing and Criminal Justice workers , Individual Placement Specialists and Volunteers. We are a supportive and welcoming team, who are passionate about supporting and promoting recovery for those we care for and within our local community.

For an informal discussion regarding the post please contact 01138872477 and ask to speak to one of the team leaders

Armley WNW Leeds: Becky Knowles & Emma Lowcock

As an Equal Opportunities employer please see below about how we can support you if you are passionate about supporting people and have transferable skills.

What can Humankind offer you?
🏖️ Generous annual leave entitlement (27 days, plus bank holidays, increasing to 32 after 1 years’ service)
📅 Annual leave purchase scheme
💰 Enhanced occupational sick pay
% Enhanced employer contribution to your workplace pension
👪 Death in service benefit
✍️ Free Will writing
👓 Eyecare vouchers
🛍️ Blue light card discount
💡 Fantastic learning and development opportunities, including personalised training & a career progression plan
🏠 Work-life balance- flexible working and family-friendly policies
🏃‍♀️ Happy, Healthy You! – our well-being offers for our workforce
🤝 Employee Assist Programme and Humankind Support Networks

Who are we?

Humankind, the lead partner at Forward Leeds, is one of England’s most successful home-grown charities. We provide free, confidential support for alcohol, drugs, housing, or mental health in friendly local places across the UK. We are committed to fair chances for all and making sure everyone can access the help and support they need to realise their potential. By joining our teams of passionate individuals, you will be contributing to making this happen. You can really make a difference by believing in our service users and their ability to make positive changes when they don’t always believe in themselves.
Earlier this year the Government released its ten-year strategy ‘From Harm to Hope’ with funding available to create “world-class” treatment services. Leeds City Council has secured enhanced funding to improve drug and alcohol treatment provision across the city which is being invested in services provided by Forward Leeds.
Forward Leeds is an integrated city-wide service supporting adults and young people who are struggling with alcohol and other drugs through dedicated prevention, early intervention and tailored programmes, supporting people to achieve and sustain recovery

Humankind is an equal opportunities employer
If you feel that you would fit with our values & ethos, are passionate about supporting people, but maybe don’t feel you have the experience required, talk to us about your transferrable skills. For the right people, we can provide development to help you to realise your potential.
We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit. If you require support with your application or would like to request a paper application, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01325 731 160, alternatively you can email us at

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