The Matthew Project – Senior Recovery Worker (Outside the Wire) (Norwich)


Norfolk Prisons – Based in Norwich
£8,883 – £9,615 (pro rata of £21,911 – £23,716) pa
15 Hours per week
Temporary for 10 months

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role?
Are you ex-forces or have experience of that lifestyle?
Are you passionate about recovery from substance misuse?

We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time post working with offenders who were Armed Forces personnel  who have issues with alcohol and drug misuse. You will work with individuals, undertaking referrals and assessments, managing a caseload, completing recovery care plans, and providing information and advice to substance users.

A key responsibility of the role will be to collect data, statistics and client case stories to support the future funding of the service, therefore you must be highly organised, with good administrative and report writing skills.

The office base for this post is the Veteran’s Hub adjacent to Norwich Prison but will involve travel to other prisons in Norfolk, therefore the ability to drive and access to a car is essential.

This post is restricted to veterans of the Armed Forces and is funded by Ministry of Defence. This is a 12 month contract but with the possibility of extension.

The Matthew Project is a value driven charity working across East Anglia giving help and hope through programmes with adults, young people and communities affected by drugs and alcohol. We have a vision to reach every part of the community in the most creative, effective and efficient ways. Through our varied services, young people and adults receive professional advice, information, counselling, support, care and education.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, of any faith or none. You will join a charity that has a Christian ethos and you will share our focus on our mission, our values, our clients and colleagues with a strong team spirit. We offer a rewarding, challenging role with our commitment to well-being and development.

How to Apply

Read the full description of the role here and click ‘apply now’ from the link below to complete and submit your application.

If you experience difficulties in completing your application, please refer to the guidance on how to apply.

If you require any further assistance, please telephone us on 01603 626123 or email

Closing Date:  12pm (noon) on Thursday 14 September 2017

Interview Date: 22 September 2017

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