Criminal Justice Practitioner, Barnet

£24,627 - £29,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 00:00
Interview date, week commencing:
Job role:

Would you like to work closely with a caseload to support service users into substance misuse treatment and away from crime?

The service

Barnet Recovery Centre is a fully integrated, recovery-focused community substance misuse treatment service run by WDP, in partnership with AIR Sports Network. It offers a broad range of specialist drug and alcohol treatment services to the adult residents of Barnet, as well as advice and support for their families and carers.

The role

We are seeking to recruit a committed and enthusiastic individual to join our criminal justice team.  The successful post holder will work closely with our criminal justice partners to support the engagement of this cohort into recovery-oriented drug and alcohol treatment.  An empathic and non-judgmental approach is imperative to work successfully with a wide range of challenging issues and behaviours and many difficult to engage service users, to address their offending behaviour and help them to become free from dependency.


  • Salary band of £24,627 to £29,000 per annum
  • Permanent contract
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • This role is dependent upon the successful applicant obtaining Metropolitan Police clearance


The successful candidate will predominantly work from either of the two service hubs, Edgware or Finchley, with travel to local criminal justice settings (i.e. police stations, custody, court, probation and prisons).

Why should you apply? 

  • Opportunity to engage individuals into substance misuse treatment and away from crime
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team within the Barnet Recovery Centre umbrella 
  • Competitive salary


For an informal chat about the role, contact Patricia Ballard, Criminal Justice Team Leader on 0300 303 2866 (option 2) or  

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday 20 October 2019 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.

All staff are required to work to WDP’s four values:

  • 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