Health & Wellbeing Practitioner- HMP Bedford

HMP Bedford
£22, 000 - £26,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 00:00
Interview date, week commencing:
Job role:

WDP HMP Bedford is looking for an enthusiastic individual who has a passion to work in the field of substance misuse.

The service

WDP HMP Bedford Drug and Alcohol Service is committed to providing opportunities for individuals to make positive changes in their lives, through a non-judgemental, harm reduction based approach that values the strengths and choices of those individuals.

The role

As an HMP Bedford Health and Wellbeing Practitioner, you will provide a range of integrated substance misuse and alcohol service interventions, which will require you to work effectively as part of an integrated multidisciplinary team to raise awareness of risk taking behaviours.

WDP are looking for a Health and Wellbeing Practitioner to join an exciting new service lead on excellent service delivery in HMP Bedford.  This is an opportunity for a dynamic individual who thrives on achieving results to support a successful and high performing recovery service. 

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, committed, recovery focused and use their drive and innovation to ensure a consistent high quality service, showcasing good practice, high performance and excellence in given areas of expertise.

Obtaining Prison Clearance and an enhanced DBS is essential for this role.


  • Salary band of £22, 000 - £26,000 per annum
  • Permanent contract
  • 37.5 hours per week


Based within HMP Bedford, St Loyes St, Bedford

Why should you apply?

  • An opportunity for a dynamic individual who thrives on achieving results to support a successful and high performing recovery service. 
  • Specialist role
  • Competitive Salary


For an informal chat about the role, contact Jessica Tomlins, Team Manager on 01234 373161 or

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

The closing date for applications is Sunday 1 March 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.

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