Recovery Practitioner (Non Opiate & Alcohol) – Greenwich

£24,627 - £29,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Closing date:Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 00:00
Interview date, week commencing:
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Would you like the opportunity to develop into a new role within WDP?

The Service

Greenwich WDP is an integrated community substance misuse and wellbeing service in Greenwich. We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and passionate Recovery Practitioner to contribute to the success of this service. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a busy service in a vibrant borough.

WDP is committed to the ongoing professional development of all our staff.  Through joining WDP, you will receive a warm welcome, peer support, extensive training, regular supervision and the chance to thrive in a lively and aspirational organisation.

The Role

The post holder will be a dynamic, driven individual who is committed to supporting the local Opiate, Alcohol dependant and Non dependant substance misuse community and their associated needs by: 

•            Working with the local community, making every contact count through motivational interviewing and brief advice and intervention

•            Identifying and targeting known hot spots, including partnership working and joint operations as required 

•            Supporting the RBG (to collate and gather information from a range of sources, including street drinkers, partner agencies and local residents)

•            Supporting those in the area into mainstream services and working with local providers to enhance provision for this hard to engage population

•            Contributing to the work of WDP’s Innovation & Research Unit (IRU) to drive forward research and innovation in the field and improve evidence base of interventions within the field.


•            Salary band of £24,627 - £29,000 per annum

•            Permanent

•            37.5 hours per week


This role will be located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich (821 Woolwich Road,) providing a service across the whole borough but based Charlton.  You may be required to work from a number of satellite services throughout Greenwich Borough where you will be support the local community in various locations. The nearest train stations are Charlton and North Greenwich Station.

Why Should You Apply? 

●            A new challenge

●            Competitive salary

●            Vibrant dynamic and innovative service and borough


For an informal chat about the role, contact Alcohol and non-opiate lead  Susan Holland, Team Leader on 07307350826 or 

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

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

Interviews are likely to take place via Zoom, to support social distancing.

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 a 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.

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