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Lived Experience and Peer Support Coordinator

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting role for a peer who wants to scope a more leadership and management type position.

The post holder will support the Trust Wide Recovery Lead in promoting the role of peer support and its work across all directorates embedding recovery focussed practice throughout the Trust.

This role is a permanent position at 37.5 hours a week and a hybrid role between home and office. Travel will be expected across the Trust on a regular occurrence.

Main duties of the job

As a pivotal member of the RCE Wellbeing Hub team, the post holder will support the Recovery Lead in promoting the role of Peer Support and the RCE Wellbeing Hub across all directorates.

There will be day-to-day supervision of any PSW's within the team or as delegated by the Recovery Lead.

The post holder will lead on the CPD offering for PSWs within the Trust and also support and induct newly appointed/qualified PSWs.

Recovery focussed practice will be at the forefront of your mind and you will support not only PSWs but also Trust staff to understand, appreciate and embed recovery focussed practice within their work.

Work closely to support and meet the teams KPIs in relation to peer support within the Trust.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including people with long term conditions and members of our ethnic minority and LGBTQ+ communities.

For further information on CPFT, please visit our website at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • Delivery of peer support related training across the Trust and to external agencies where applicable.
  • To bring a lived experience perspective within RCE Wellbeing Hub in both the coproduction and co-delivery of RCE Wellbeing Hub courses and within the delivery of the PEP programme.
  • Deliver the day-to-day operational management of peer support workers/developments.
  • Assisting with the day to day running of the RCE Wellbeing Hubs and spokes where peer support workers are working.
  • To co-deliver training and courses in relation to Peer Support and The RCE Wellbeing Hub.
  • Supporting the work of the RCE Wellbeing Hub in the development of new policies and processes, in relation to peer support work.
  • The post holder will lead the delivery of team readiness and PSW supervisor training to service lines and teams as agreed by the Recovery Lead.
  • Run regular group supervision/reflective sessions for the wider Peer Support workforce.
  • Support the recruitment of peer support workers within the Trust.

Person Specification



  • Either a teaching/training qualification or a health and social care qualification


  • Degree
  • Coaching qualification



  • Lived experience of health challenges or experience of being in a carer's role
  • Training in, and experience of working as a PSW
  • Co-production and co-delivery of training/group work activities to professional staff and/or service users/carers in a health care setting


  • Co-chairing meetings in a formal or informal capacity

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills, including planning and prioritisation
  • An awareness of how to stay well at work and wellness planning



  • Ability to travel independently (sometimes frequently) and work independently across the CPFT site
  • A positive attitude that demonstrates interacting in a recovery orientated way.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


RCE Wellbeing Hub

Eco innovation Centre, Peterscourt



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