Recovery Community Development Coordinator

£27,000 per annum

Wigan & Leigh

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 24 months with possible extension

Working Hours: 37.5 hrs per week


Our client, Community Led Initiatives, through dedicated support services, peer-led mentoring, and practical and emotional support, helps people who have experience of the criminal justice system, addiction, homelessness, and mental ill-health, to recognise their potential as individuals, build their self-worth, their self-esteem and achieve their aspirations.

Their support and mentoring help people build a more fulfilling life and see how they can become part of, and positively impact, their community.

They work in partnership with other organisations that are striving to deliver positive impacts, support change, and share their commitment and values.

They actively welcome those with lived experience of offending, addiction, homelessness, or mental health issues as part of their team. Where others see risk, they see opportunity.

CLI believe everyone deserves to feel valued, to be happy, to belong.

What you will be doing?

As a Recovery Community Development Coordinator you will be responsible for coordinating the development of the Wigan & Leigh Recovery Community and expand the range of opportunities for people with lived experience of addiction to support the development of local policy and local services. You will be responsible for ensuring opportunities for service user involvement, and peer mentoring remain integral to their service.

You will work in partnership with staff, volunteers, and the people they support to guarantee that we maintain a high-quality service which meets the needs of those engaged.

The successful candidate will commit to working in line with our workplace values which are: 

  • People first – people are their top priority. They care so everyone can be their best.
    Community – their actions and support help build stronger communities where people can find their place and thrive.
    Transformation – they do challenging work, creating positive change that helps people move on with their lives.
    Excellence – they strive to always be their best, to exceed expectations, to learn from mistakes.
    Trust – they trust themselves, their colleagues and those they work with to do the right thing, to show integrity, acceptance, respect and fairness in all they do.

What we are looking for?

  • Experience of setting targets and monitoring performance of staff and/or volunteers.
  • Experience of building and maintaining strong relationships with partner organisations and developing contacts and networks across a wide range of local services.
  • Ability to develop reports to showcase the impact of the Recovery Community.
  • High level of relationship skills: Empathy; caring; acceptance; mutual affirmation; supportive and can give constructive feedback to support continuous personal and professional development of volunteers.
  • Lived or learned experience of the common issues faced by people with alcohol / substance misuse problems.
  • Strong belief in change and a desire to support people to make positive lifestyle choices.
  • Good IT skills including the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritise own workload and work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Lateral thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Adaptability to changing and emerging needs as the project develops demonstrating flexibility and resilience in challenging situations.
  • Experience of data collection, administration and recording procedures with the ability to maintain case notes and volunteer HR notes on a bespoke database. 
  • Professional curiosity with the ability and willingness to learn and apply learning to support delivery, with a “can do” attitude.
  • Full driving licence, own car and business insurance is essential.

What we offer?

  • Competitive salary with annual salary reviews
  • Training opportunities and career development
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Christmas closure between Christmas and New Year for all employees
  • Life insurance (5x annual salary)
  • Reflective practice – a group process that helps us to grow and develop professionally and personally, support us to build resilience and offers the space to consider how to balance work and life pressures
  • Company phone and laptop provided to all staff
  • Annual awards ceremony and celebration

To apply for the Recovery Community Development Coordinator position, please click apply today!

Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability, or age. All applicants are considered based on their merits and abilities for the job. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks however it will not be used to discriminate unfairly against any individual. They actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills, and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records.