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Recovery Coordinator (part time)

Job Reference: 847-A-18-2189

Spectrum Community Health
HMP Kirkham
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum

Spectrum Community Health CIC delivers a forward thinking and aspirational service at HMP Kirkham to support offenders experiencing drug/alcohol problems.

To support this we are seeking a talented, experienced, passionate, determined and resourceful individual to work as Recovery Coordinator in this challenging service.

The successful candidate will have experience and/or an understanfing of:

  • Effectively engaging clients using creative approaches
  • Delivering pychosocial interventions through 1-2-1's and groups
  • Providing effective case management through assessment, planning, monitoring and review
  • Working within the unique challenges of a secure and diverse environment
  • Working professionally, flexibly and creatively, promoting a culture of positive change
  • Understanding issues of social exclusion, diversity, offending and substance use
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues, prison and community services
  • Adhering to policies realting to safeguarding and governance.

You will be part of a wider multi-disciplinary team who provides a vast range of services, delivering primary care, mental health and substance misuse services to the population, which may include working flexibly to cover evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Amanda Wrenn.

On top of your basic salary, you will receive at least 27 days' pro rata holiday each year rising to 33 days after 10 years’ service (excluding bank holidays). You will also automatically become a member of the NHS pension scheme and will receive an excellent package of pension benefits which are one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK.

The post holder will be expected to undertake safeguarding training (Children and Adults) appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to the area they work in.


Spectrum’s Terms and Conditions are comparable with those offered by the NHS (Agenda for Change or Medical and Dental), therefore, you will receive an excellent benefits package, including membership of the NHS pension scheme, life insurance, discounts, free parking (at the majority of sites, subject to availability). A full list of employee rewards and benefits is contained in the separate document attached.

The post holder will be expected to undertake safeguarding training (Children and Adults) appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to the area they work in.

Thank you for your interest in our post. Before you apply please ensure you read the following:

  • All communication will be sent via NHS jobs so please check your account regularly

  • Please read all the documentation before applying to ensure you tailor your application specifically to our post

  • Due to the large volume of applications we do not have the facility to respond to everyone. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion

  • Please apply early - we may close early should we receive sufficient applications

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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