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Achieve Women's Engagement Recovery Coordinator

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Achieve Addiction Services brings together people from a range of organisations, backgrounds and experience to deliver services for people seeking help in tackling their own substance use, or that of a loved one. Together we are determined to make a difference to families, communities and people affected by substance use in Bury. An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for Achieve.

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen, Achieve are recruiting a Women's Engagement Recovery Coordinator post for the services in Bury. The post will seek to work with women and women's support agencies, eg hostels and refuges to identify and reduce barriers for those accessing drug and alcohol treatment.

As the post holder you will have the opportunity to develop this role to meet the need of the local community, liaising with stakeholders and providing Recovery Coordination for a cohort of female service users.

The post offered is a full time 37.5 hours per week, primarily based at Bury but may require travel across wider addictions footprint.

The post holder should be able to demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the issues affecting female substance users and potential barriers to accessing services.

They will have knowledge of the recovery agenda, excellent communication skills with service users and, their families by using motivational approaches to inspire others to achieve their goals.

Main duties of the job

To offer advice, information, advocacy and support to substance misusers accessing or seeking to access the service, and to provide a range of interventions dependent on the needs of the service and the service user.

To case manage identified service users with substance misuse problems, keeping them fully informed of the range of services and support available to them and the choices they have.

Ensuring that are involved in developing realistic recovery plans and facilitating access to psychosocial interventions and support both within and external to the service.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • To evidence 2 years of working within substance misuse or social care community setting, demonstrating understanding and knowledge of the issues affecting female substance users and potential barriers to accessing services. (3)


  • To have experience of working with vulnerable women or working in women specific services (3)

Essential and Desirable


  • To have a positive regard for substance misusers, to understand the importance of working in partnership with them and other services to encourage independence. (3)


  • To have experience and be able to demonstrate effective caseload management. (3)

Essential and Desirable


  • To demonstrate excellent effective communication skills with service users, their families, significant others, members of the public and professionals(3)


  • An ability to demonstrate the understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice..(3)

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT



Humphrey House



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