Yelverton, Devon
£24,000 - £26,000 per year depending on experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We’re looking for a Deputy Recovery Team Lead to join our Integrated Substance Misuse team within HMP Dartmoor and assist in the day to day management of the service.

Team Leader/Senior Support Worker
Location: HMP Dartmoor
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week (to include some weekend working)
Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 per annum depending on experience
Contract: Permanent

This established team works within the prison to support adult male prisoners with current or past problematic drug and alcohol use, promoting a culture of ‘visible contagious recovery’.

Day to day duties will include allocating workload to meet local targets, case management, staff supervision/performance management and scheduling psychosocial programme delivery. Alongside the Recovery Lead, you’ll assist with the recruitment and management of staff, inspiring excellent performance that meets agreed service targets and is in line with EDP processes and systems.

In addition to management duties you’ll also deliver support, information, guidance and structured interventions to a reduced caseload of substance misusers within the prison. You’ll contribute to the delivery of an integrated service through the provision of assessment, recovery planning, appropriate referral and psychosocial interventions.

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for a Deputy Recovery Team Lead with significant experience working within the substance misuse field or a related health/social care setting. The ideal candidate will have experience working within a recovery oriented service and/or a custodial environment. You’ll have good knowledge of current substance misuse policy and practice and will be able to confidently apply this when delivering a range of substance misuse psychosocial interventions.

In this role you’ll work to build and develop individuals and teams using motivational and performance management so the ideal candidate will have experience of providing practice and managerial supervision, completing and reviewing staff appraisals, constructing development plans, and allocating and reviewing staff workload. You’ll have the ability to build constructive relationships based on warmth and empathy, challenging negative behaviours in a positive and productive manner.

Personally you’ll be confident managing, planning and prioritising your own workload to consistently meet targets. An innovative thinker, you’ll work creatively to solve problems and to drive positive change within the service.

About EDP

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a thriving charity providing services across Devon and Dorset, in the community and within prisons. We offer a number of dynamic and innovative initiatives which work alongside people to improve their wellbeing, social connections and employability. We’re passionate about supporting individuals who face complex issues, including substance misuse, mental ill health, and other harmful, addictive and offending behaviour, to improve their lives. The fundamental belief underpinning our work is that, given the right support and resources, people can and do make remarkable changes.

What we can offer

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 benefits package including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 30 with length of service)
  • Spot salary system offering you the chance to progress annually
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Life assurance benefit scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Eye Care Vouchers
  • Training and development opportunities

Closing date for applications is noon on Thursday 22nd April 2021
Remote interviews will be held w/c 3rd May 2021.
Please ensure that you quote reference number 14.21 on your application.


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. 

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.

Posted on: 12 April 2021
Closed date: 22 April 2021
Job ref: 156719_E
Tags: Social Care/Development, Management