At WDP, we give our people opportunities to exceed in their career and offer a range of different roles which encourage learning, development and personal growth.

If you are interested in working at WDP, find out more about our employee benefits and how to apply.

 

Meet Max, our Capital Card Manager and New Beginnings Service Manager

“I joined WDP as a Criminal Justice Recovery Practitioner in September 2015 and progressed to manager in March 2018. Following this, I moved onto become the manager of the award-winning Capital Card scheme. In November 2021, I took on a dual role by continuing to manage the Capital Card, whilst becoming a joint Service Manager of New Beginnings, WDP's drugs and alcohol service in Brent.” 

During my time at WDP, I have been passionate and driven to make a change to people’s lives, no matter how small an impact this may be. WDP has given me the opportunity to do this, whilst also being part of wider working parties that are constantly aiming to improve the whole organisation.

WDP has given me the chance to upskill myself in many ways. Prior to becoming a senior member of staff I completed the Aspiring Managers course, which gave me the tools to line manage and deal with everyday management challenges. Earlier this year, I completed an apprenticeship and diploma through the ILM Level 5 in Leadership and Management.

The substance misuse field can be challenging sometimes, however, WDP always strives to boost staff wellbeing, staff progression and allows you to freely express professional interest in whatever it may be."

 


 

Meet Jane, our Cheshire West and Chester Service Manager

“I joined WDP in 2005 as a Recovery Practitioner and since then I’ve developed from a Team Leader to a Service Manager. Since joining WDP, I have developed different skill sets, adapted to change and have learnt to lead and develop a team. 

The management training has been important to me as it helps you identify different areas of management and how to look at situations differently. 

I would advise staff to work with their teams to bring them on board and share a collective vision. Leadership is important. Team leaders and service managers should lead by example and be role models for all staff."


 

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