Recovery Navigators

3 days left

Exeter, Devon
£18,685 to £23,230 per annum depending on experience
30 Oct 2019
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type

We’re looking for three Recovery Navigators to join our Exeter team – two on a full time basis and one on a part time basis.

Recovery Navigators
Ref: 90.19 (Full Time)/91.19 (Part Time)
Base: Exeter
Hours: 2x full time (
35 hours per week), 1x part time (14 hours per week)
Salary: £18,685 to £23,230 per annum depending on experience

Contract: Permanent  

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Recovery Navigators deliver an integrated service through the provision of comprehensive and ongoing assessment, recovery planning, appropriate referral/linkage and psychosocial interventions. This includes liaising effectively with partnership agencies in order to ensure continuity of care, key working and access to appropriate services.

As a Recovery Navigator, you’ll be responsible for working with and motivating service users to engage in the recovery programmes we offer in Devon as well as become involved in the communities they live in so that they connect with others and feel purposeful in everyday living. Day to day duties will involve you delivering a range of interventions including key-working, strengths based assessment, recovery planning, and structured group and 1:1 work.

What we’re looking for

Ideally, you’ll have experience working in a similar field or environment, including undertaking assessments and delivering a range of evidence based substance misuse psychosocial interventions in 1:1 and group-work settings. You’ll have a good understanding of group working and group dynamics, and will be able to demonstrate competent group work facilitation skills. You’ll be comfortable dealing with the emotional content of sessions and constructively challenging the behaviours you see. Some knowledge and understanding of mental health issues would be helpful.

In addition, you’ll be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisation and time management skills and will be confident managing your own priorities in order to carry a diverse workload with competing demands.

Just as importantly, you’ll have a genuine interest in the understanding of substance misuse problems and a positive recovery focused attitude. You’ll be keen to develop professionally and will demonstrate a high level of integrity and enthusiasm.

About EDP

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a thriving charity, working in Devon and Dorset with people affected by drug and alcohol use and their families. Increasingly we work with people that have a range of challenges impacting on their wellbeing, building on their strengths, hopes, aspirations and hidden talents. Because we focus on what’s strong not what’s wrong our work is highly valued by service users. Simply put, we help people to live fulfilling lives.

EDP can offer you a real opportunity for new, challenging and highly rewarding experiences. In return for your commitment and enthusiasm, we offer a comprehensive training & development programme, a generous leave package, pension scheme, and a positive, friendly working environment.

Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 15th November 2019.
Interviews to be held 27th November 2019.


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and application form. 

Please ensure that you quote the following reference on your application:

  • For the full time roles please quote 90.19
  • For the part time role please quote 91.19

EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting – details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed.

No agencies please.