Birmingham, West Midlands
£21,664.00 per annum with potential progression up to £24,000.00 per annum + excellent benefits.
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

You have experience of delivering training products and working with young people, or in a youth setting.  All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Aquarius as an Outreach Educational Officer.

Aquarius is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.

Aquarius work closely with individuals, families and friends to lessen the impact caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling, while GamCare is the leading provider of support for anyone affected by problem gambling in Great Britain. And, right now, we’re working in partnership and looking for a self-motivated individual with a genuine interest in working with young people and making positive change in a community to join us. Your challenge? To engage young people and youth-facing professionals in your region on the topic of problem gambling and harm prevention through the promotion, arrangement and delivery of GamCare’s young people’s workshops and staff training sessions.

A great opportunity to contribute to an enthusiastic local and national team of training facilitators working across the country, you’ll need a proven background in a training related role. You’ll also need experience of promoting services, championing training programmes and engaging specific audiences. The ability to take a non-judgmental approach to gambling, problem gambling and problem gamblers is essential too, as are excellent facilitation, public speaking and presentation skills. A proven self-starter, you have a flair for developing, assessing and evaluating different project options and the presence to act as ambassador for the programme across different settings and stakeholders. A youth work or training qualification and/or an understanding of problem gambling, while useful, are not essential.


This role can include remote working.

This is a full-time role offered at 37 hours per week.

The salary for this role is £21,664.00 per annum with potential progression up to £24,000.00 per annum.

We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience and/or who are from a BAME background.

This is a rolling recruitment process, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed as and when they apply.

So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? Apply now via our website.

Recovery Focus is committed to working towards equal opportunities and we select staff solely on merit irrespective of race, colour, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, social class, religious belief, disability or history of mental health or addiction problems. If you need support to apply for the role or adaptions at interview please contact the recruitment team to discuss. 







Posted on: 02 August 2021
Closed date: 01 September 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker