Building Recovery in Communities (BRIC) Coordinator, Merton

£28,000 - £33,285 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 00:00
Interview date, week commencing:
Job role:

Are you passionate about building sustained recovery for service users through innovation, co-production, and establishing community partnerships?   

The Service

Launched in 2018, WDP Merton is a fully-integrated substance misuse service, providing clinical and psychosocial interventions, operating from a main treatment hub, with additional satellites within the community. The team actively promotes recovery and works with individuals that are directly and indirectly affected by substance misuse, working with the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of Merton residents.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated BRIC (Building Recovery in Communities) Coordinator who is passionate about building a recovery-focused treatment service for people who misuse substances within the diverse Borough of Merton. 

The BRIC Coordinator is an integral part of the local management team. You will need to be able to organise your time and priorities to identify, launch, manage and monitor projects over multiple sites, and lead on the development of a thriving and meaningful service user involvement programme, to build capacity and visible recovery across the borough.

You will be familiar with a variety of approaches including building recovery capital, asset based community development, use of phasing and layering, and co-production. You will use your drive and innovation to take the lead in ensuring a needs-based, high-quality service is developed and sustained, showcasing best practice in given areas of expertise, to meet both the needs of service users, and commissioner requirements.


  • Salary band of £28,000 - £33,285 per annum
  • Permanent contract
  • 37.5 hours per week


The role is based at the Merton hub, and will involve travel to external meetings and satellites within the borough, and to other WDP services as needed.

Why Should You Apply? 

  • An opportunity to join the management team and contribute to service development.
  • Work in a service that is focused on quality and welcomes innovation.
  • Competitive salary


For an informal chat about the role, contact Helen O’Connor, Service Manager on 07383 083377 or

To apply, please read the job description, complete the application form and send to

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 February 2020 at 00:00 midnight.

WDP and Our Values

WDP is an innovative behaviour change charity.  We facilitate long-lasting transformation in people’s lives to improve health, wellbeing and social integration.  We work across the fields of substance misuse, young person’s support, employability, sexual health and inpatient services.

We are seeking to appoint an individual who can bring WDP’s core values to the role:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • In partnership
  • Strong belief in service users
  • Community focused

WDP is recovery focused organisation. Our staff and volunteers are committed to helping our service users to improve their health and wellbeing, and to become free from dependency.

WDP is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.
WDP aims to be an equal opportunities employer