Swindon, Swindon

£24,000 - £26,000 per year

Contract, Part-time, Full-time

Job Description

Adfam is the national, specialist umbrella organisation for families affected by drugs and alcohol.

We are a partner in a new project in Swindon, funded by the Department of Health Innovation Fund for Children of Alcohol Dependent Parents. We are a member of a team which will deliver an ambitious project which aims to improve identification of alcohol dependent parents and their children, increase referrals to alcohol treatment and increase the numbers of children and families accessing support.

The project is working with a number of community organisations to develop a Peer Program of support, training and toolkits for those impacted by alcohol dependent parents.  The main partners working with Swindon PHE are Adfam and Turning Point. Adfam’s role is to develop and deliver Peer support for children and parents affected by someone else’s problematic drinking. We wish to recruit a Family Support Coordinator to work within the project delivery team in Swindon. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of experience and skills in community development, managing volunteers, training, and in engaging with and supporting families. 

This is a new post which will suit an energetic, enthusiastic and creative person who wants to work with an innovative and exciting national charity, and to develop new approaches to supporting families affected by alcohol misuse.

Salary range: £24,000-26,000 

6.5% contributory pension scheme

Contract and hours: 1 year fixed contract, 35 hours/week (can consider request for 28 hours/week)

This post will be based in Swindon. Adfam’s office is in London WC1H. The person appointed will be employed by Adfam and will be a member of both the Adfam and the Swindon project team.

Closing date: 31st May at 12.00 noon.

Interviews will be held in Swindon on 11th June.

Application packs can be downloaded from Adfam's website.

Adfam actively welcomes applications from all sections of society.