RMA – The Royal Marines Charity – Recovery Support Worker


Salary: £28K pro rata PA

Type of employment: Part-time

Location: Plymouth mainly office based (hybrid home working considered) – immediate start

Closing Date: 28 January 2022

RMA- The Royal Marines Charity are extremely proud to have a new position become available within a growing team. As a Recovery Support Worker, you will assist in delivering RMA-the Royal Marines Charity Substance Misuse and Addiction Services by aiding in the planning and delivery of high quality, innovative interventions with Service Users – (SUs).

The successful candidate must:

  • Understand the concept of recovery and apply those principles to develop an environment and service that enhances recovery
  • Put the SU at the centre of their support and promote optimism and hope for their increased independence
  • Act as a positive influence encouraging responsible behaviour and self-reliance to SUs
  • Support people in a way that maximises their self-reliance and encourages empowerment and self-actualisation

Primary roles

  • Support the Addiction Specialist Nurse in the delivery of alcohol and substance misuse education to serving Corps
  • Assist in delivery of holistic assessments and interventions
  • Creating work plans in support of patient recovery
  • Supporting the Addiction Specialist Nurse in recovery care plans to include regular contact with beneficiaries in their continued recovery
  • Strengthening engagement of the SU in need
  • Promoting the Health & Well-Being team values and mission statement
  • Collaboration with other internal delivery pillars and external support services
  • Case recording administration as directed by Addiction Specialist Nurse
  • Maintaining statistical reports and analysis as directed

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure recovery focused support plans are created, reviewed, evaluated and amended in accordance with changing needs, presenting risks and individual preferences in order to promote recovery
  • Undertake key working responsibilities for a caseload assigned by the Casework Manager or Addiction Specialist Nurse
  • To be flexible and responsive to the needs of SUs as directed by their personal recovery plan
  • To provide recovery focused support to achieve personal goals/aspirations in partnership with SUs, family members and statutory agencies. To work with SUs on a one to one basis to achieve positive outcomes
  • Ensuring ongoing assessment and management of risks within case recording processes
  • To treat all information – both verbal and written – in accordance with RMA Confidentiality policy
  • Develop and maintain links with key agencies and service providers in the local community where the SU resides
  • Use person centred tools to support recovery and development of SU
  • Communicate effectively with people who are in psychological distress, including any who may be acutely unwell.
  • Undertake all relevant administrative work and keep accurate and comprehensive SU records to professional standards.
  • Engage in ongoing research and statistical data collection
  • To engage in learning and development activity to increase knowledge and skills.
  • To advocate assertively to statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that service-users needs are met and link with organisations to provide a range of engagement opportunities for service-users in the community.
  • To maintain good relationships with all involved professionals and agencies.
  • To maintain good liaison with the SUs immediate community and family.
  • To attend and participate in weekly staff meetings, meetings with other professionals and in supervision and training as required.
  • To work with the staff team to achieve the aims and the objectives of the service.
  • To stay up to date with regard to development and research in the addiction/mental health field.
  • To undertake any other duties consistent with the basic objectives and duties of this post.

Person Specification:

  • Approachable and open character
  • Prefers working as part of a group or team but also able to work to own initiative
  • Calm, resilient, proactive and caring
  • Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised
  • Thrives on change and enjoys dynamic diverse environments
  • Is respectful, articulate and sensitive in style of communication
  • Is essentially SU focused
  • Is motivated towards excellence and improvement of personal performance with a can do attitude
  • Ability to cope positively with challenging and diverse behaviour

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:


  • Able to display empathy and compassion to all SUs in a non-judgemental manner
  • Actively involved in SU physical and psychological health needs
  • Holistic – empowering positive wellbeing and providing outstanding and innovative services – best possible outcomes for beneficiary
  • Comprehensive experience and knowledge of Royal Marines
  • Proven record of ability to work with a wider team
  • Dynamic nature and good communicator
  • Professional attitude
  • Ability work in challenging environment
  • Experience of working with people
  • IT literate to include Microsoft OFFICE 365


  • An understanding of care-planning processes and Models of Care within mental health
  • Knowledge of group and individual therapy and an understanding of risk management
  • Experience of working with vulnerable people whom are undergoing a period of crisis
  • Military experience highly desirable
  • This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the charities continuous development and improvement.

Salary and Benefits

Initially 1-year fixed term with a view to a long-term position becoming available
4-day working week
Hours 8:30am to 4:30pm
£28k pro rata
Plymouth based hybrid working (within COVID guidelines)
7% pension contribution
30 days holiday (pro rata) + bank holidays
Please apply in writing with a covering letter and CV to transition@rma-trmc.org
Closing Date: 28 January 2022

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