Ambassador, Apprentice and Volunteer Lead Practitioner - County Durham

£23,542 - £26,593
06 August 2020 12 Noon

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Humankind is an established provider of substance misuse, health, young people and families, employment and training, education and housing services. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Ambassador, Apprentice and Volunteer Lead Practitioner within the County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service.  

County Durham Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service is a service made up of several key partners led by Humankind, enabling the development of a peer led, recovery community. The service provides a safe environment in which people can develop their life skills and confidence to achieve and maintain recovery and abstinence from substance misuse, successfully re-integrate into society, and become active, contributing citizens. 

Working across the county, you will be required to recruit, supervise and manage the Ambassadors, Apprentice and Volunteer roles on behalf of the service.  The utilisation of lived experiences is central to the work undertaken by the service and as such we are looking for an experienced person who is passionate about giving individuals support into Volunteering or our Ambassador and Apprentice programmes. 

The post holder will be expected to work closely with partner agencies in community and outreach settings. The post holder will support parents/carers where appropriate.

The closing date for completed applications is noon on Thursday 6th August 2020.

Application packs are also available via email at or by contacting our recruitment line on 01325 638747 quoting reference 20/CDD/11.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification prior to applying for this position.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address you have provided on your application form, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Ensure that you check your emails after the closing date as you will not be contacted by any other means.

What we offer you?

We offer benefits including

  • Up to 32 days Annual Leave per year (pro rata)
  • Optional Annual Leave purchase scheme
  • Competitive company pension scheme with employer contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers.
  • Eye Care Vouchers – Free eye tests & discounts for VDU users
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional Learning & Development Opportunities