Recovery from Addiction

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Would you like a chance to give something back to the local community? Do you want to make a difference to our organisation and the communities of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire? If you do then read on ………..

Double Impact is a registered charity supporting recovery and community integration for people who have experienced problematic drug or alcohol use.  We are currently working with Groundworks who are lead partner for the BIG Lottery’s Building Better Opportunities Fund, D2N2 LEP, Towards Work Strand.  This exciting programme aims to combat the root causes of poverty, promote social inclusion, challenge long-term unemployment and empower socially excluded people.  This project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

You will contribute to the overall success of the BBO Towards Work Programme within Nottinghamshire. You will work directly with unemployed and economically inactive participants by effectively delivering a holistic, personalised support service, which empowers participants with the self-belief, skills, motivation and confidence to enable them to progress into employment, self-employment or further training/education.  The successful candidate will facilitate a range of Employability and Personal Development Interventions, via 1:1 and group based learning and development sessions. You will provide participants with comprehensive Initial Diagnostic Assessments, plan and deliver their learning & development, evaluate and measure their progress and impart guidance, knowledge and mentoring. You will play a pivotal role in helping individuals to overcome their fears and barriers and to develop their employability skills.

The successful person will:

  1. Ideally hold (or be working towards) a recognised Information, Advice & Guidance (IAG) qualification (minimum of Level 3 or above) qualification
  2. Previous experience of coaching, supporting and placing unemployed/ economically inactive people into employment, self-employment or FE/Training or similar
  3. Previous experience of effective case management of disadvantaged participants, including the delivery of 1:1’s, IAG, diagnostics, action planning, reviewing progress and implementing appropriate Employability & Job search techniques
  4. Ability to negotiate and agree ‘SMART’ objectives with participants, experienced in giving constructive feedback and able to positively transform negative behaviours
  5. Knowledge and understanding of the Local Labour Market, Sector Skills Gaps, local Employment & Skills provision, Specialist Support Networks, and Education & Training providers

An application pack can be obtained on this web page which includes a full job description.

If you are experiencing any problems with our website or the application pack please e-mail

Double Impact embraces diversity and takes a pro-active approach to equality in services and employment. Registered Charity No. 1139865

Closing Date: 20th September 2018 (12 Noon)

Interview Date: Wednesday, 26th September 2018



Job Description BBO Work Coach September 2018

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Trainer / Community Engagement Coordinator (2 posts)


Location: Boston, Lincolnshire
Hours: 37 hours per week (Full Time)
Salary: c. £21K per annum (FTE)
Contract Type: 4 Year Fixed Term Contract

We have recently been successful in our bid to the BIG Lottery Fund for a new initiative in Boston
called ‘The Boston Pathways Project’. This exciting new project will provide local people with access
to support in their recovery journey from Drug and Alcohol problems.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the project from inception. The project will deliver
mentoring qualifications for local communities, establish a network of peer support groups and
provide drug and alcohol awareness training to local businesses.

As a Personal Development & Community Engagement Coordinator you will be responsible for:

• The delivery of a recovery based personal development programme for members of the local
community including individual personal development planning and focused group sessions
• The delivery and assessment of accredited (Level 1 & 2) and non-accredited learning
programmes to adults in recovery from substance misuse, and a range of community
members, organisations and services
• The facilitation and establishment of a range of groups including peer led self-help groups
• Training, supervising and coordinating a small team of volunteers
• Championing recovery and being proactive in supporting the growth and profile of recovery
and recovery communities in Boston and wider Lincolnshire
• Creating links with local businesses and the delivery of Drug and Alcohol awareness training
to those businesses

To apply for the position you must be willing to get stuck in and get on board with our vision as we ask
all staff to be champions of abstinence based recovery so that we can all support the growth and
profile of Recovery and Recovery Communities in Lincolnshire. You will have a good general level of education alongside teaching/training experience. An adult teaching qualification/ assessor or internal verifier qualification is desirable. We would welcome applications from candidates with experience of working with vulnerable adults within the local community.

For an informal discussion please contact Steve Youdell on 07921 873 836.

To apply for this post, please read the Privacy Notice, Disclosure Policy, and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy. Then fill out in full and return the application form to; or via post FAO Lisa Emmerson (HR Manager), Double Impact Services, 24 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ.



Closing Date: 25th September 2018 (12 Noon)
Interview Date: 1st October 2018


Double Impact embraces diversity and takes a pro-active approach to equality in services and employment.

Registered Charity No. 1139865.