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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/08/2020.

Band 4 Support Time and Recovery Worker - Swindon

Job Reference: 342-SS137-0820

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Specialised Services
From £21,892 per annum

Based in the County of Wiltshire, one of the most beautiful Counties in the UK and well known for its proximity to many areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as the Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs. Wiltshire boasts excellent transport links to main cities such as London, Bristol and Cardiff as well as many beautiful and historic Market Towns with a competitive and developing housing market.

The post holder will be based within the Wiltshire Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Service, (LaDS). You will work alongside LaDS practitioners and apprentices predominantly in Police Custody, but will also work within the local Courts and with service users in the community. An additional unique aspect of this role will also involve working with women leaving Prison and who are returning to the Swindon and Wiltshire area to support engagement with the relevant health services.

The post holder will have lived experience and will use their experience to support service users who often find it difficult to engage and access a range of community services. In doing so you will improve individual health and social outcomes and reduce re-offending. The post holder will actively engage and work with a small number of individuals with offending histories who are likely to have a wide range of vulnerabilities such as mental health problems, learning disabilities, substance misuse difficulties and co-existing complex needs. This may also include people with significant risk histories, social exclusion and challenging behaviours.

The ST&R workers will provide time limited 1:1 or 2:1 support to service users, enabling them to access a wide range of services that can provide help and advice with, for example, mental health, housing, social exclusion, substance misuse, education, employment and debt management difficulties. The post holder will be expected to develop good links with community resources in order to enable improved and supported access to services.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lou Craig, Team Manager;

07860 831966


Megan Dent, Peer Support & Recovery Lead

07849 305033


Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.

Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date. Interview expenses will not normally be paid. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted via our recruitment system TRAC so please check your emails regularly. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks after the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. We only accept applications submitted via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Any personal details supplied to AWP by you will be held on the Trust systems in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. AWP is committed to Equality and Diversity - we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are a Disability Confident Employer (Two Ticks) offering a guaranteed interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a part time/flexible basis and will do our utmost to accommodate flexible working whenever service requirements allow.

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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