Chester, Cheshire West and Chester
£21,018 - £26,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Young People’s Outreach Worker

Location: Cheshire West and Chester

Salary: £21,018 - £26,500 per annum

Application Deadline: 18 April 2021

Would you like to deliver early intervention and prevention work, in a variety of youth settings?

The service

WDP Cheshire West and Chester is an established community substance misuse service. We actively promote recovery and work with individuals, those affected by someone else’s substance misuse, and the local community to improve the health, wellbeing and functioning of residents.

The role

The successful candidate will work flexibly across a variety of community settings to reach out to young people, engaging with professionals to develop pathways between local services, such as A&E, Mental Health & Youth Offending.  Offering bespoke interventions to young people, the successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of universal, targeted and specialist services.

This role plays a key part in preventing young people engaging in substance misuse and other risk-taking behaviour. As such, the successful candidate will be required to deliver a range of drug and alcohol programmes, tailored to the needs of the local communities. Innovation and partnership working are essential skills required for this role. 


  • Salary band of £21,018 - £26,500 pro rata
  • Fixed Term until January 2022
  • 25 hours per week


WDP Cheshire West and Chester works across Chester, Ellesmere Port and Northwich. The successful candidate must be able to work across all sites as well as a number of evenings and weekends.

Why should you apply? 

  • Flexible working in a range of youth settings
  • A new challenge
  • Focused caseload


For an informal chat about the role, contact Jane Murphy, Service Manager (details can be found on our website).

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 18th April 2021 at 00:00 midnight

WDP and our values

WDP is an innovative behaviour-change charity. We facilitate long-lasting transformation in people’s lives to improve health, wellbeing and social integration.  We work across the fields of substance misuse, young person’s support, employability, sexual health and inpatient services.

All staff are required to work to WDP’s four values:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • In partnership
  • Strong belief in service users
  • Community focused

Diversity and Equality 
WDP are a committed equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from disabled candidates, and those form minority ethnic backgrounds.

WDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to the confirmation of any job offer.

Posted on: 06 April 2021
Closed date: 18 April 2021
Job ref: JOB00000392
Tags: Support Worker