Richmond Fellowship
Prescot, Merseyside
£19,206 with progression to £20,216 pa + excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Your experience of working in the mental health field or a similar environment has given you a good understanding of service user development. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as a Peer Support Coordinator.

Our crisis services in Lancashire offer a therapeutic space for people experiencing difficulties with their mental health. We have three crisis houses based in Central, East and West Lancashire and two outreach services based in East Lancashire and Lancaster. Right now, The Haven in Central Lancashire is looking for someone like you to join them. 

With a wide range of skills and backgrounds, our teams take a creative approach to their work and are an integral part of the recovery journey of those who use our services. That’s where you come in.

Your challenge will be to work with the Team Leader, Peer Support Volunteers and clients to develop an efficient and effective Peer Support Service. That means recruiting and supporting a network of volunteers who have used mental health services to help others on their recovery journey. It also means helping to develop organisational policies, procedures, protocols and systems to underpin the provision of peer support across the business. Identifying and implementing training, promoting the service to stakeholders and operating a fully compliant service to agreed budgets – all are aspects of this challenging role.

To succeed, you’ll need a good understanding of the Recovery and Personalisation agenda and the principles and practice on which mental health services are run. Experience of recruiting and/or supervising volunteers would be useful too, although is not essential. You must, however, have a proven ability to consult, liaise and work collaboratively with a team of colleagues and a wide range of external organisations and a flexible approach to working hours. Well-organised and self-motivated, good problem and decision-making skills are vital, as is an innate ability to cope with personal stress.

This is a permanent position requiring the post-holder to work 37.5 hours per week.

The salary for this post is £19,206.00 with progression to £20,216.00 per annum.

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

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.

The closing date is 15th October 2021. (We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should a sufficient number of applications been received). 

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


Posted on: 17 September 2021
Closed date: 15 October 2021
Job ref: JR004274
Tags: Volunteer Management, Social Work