Category Archives: Job Opportunities

2 day post for a Domestic Violence Advocate

We are currently recruiting for a 2 day post for a Domestic Violence Advocate (deadline Monday 27th June).

Domestic Violence Advocate
Job Share (16 hours per week)
Up to £27k per annum (pro rata)
Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Centre is a charity which serves the needs of Moroccan and Arabic-speaking women and their families in Kensington & Chelsea and London-wide.
We are seeking a highly-skilled, well-organised, confident individual able to take on a job share role (16 hours per week/2 days) working directly with our Arabic-speaking IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate) to support vulnerable women and girls who are experiencing recent or historical domestic violence and abuse.
The applicant must demonstrate a very good understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on families, particularly within Arabic communities with at least two years’ experience of working with this or similar client groups within a community organisation setting.
The applicant must have a degree level of education, be IT literate and fluent in English. Excellent oral and written communication skills and be experienced in working within a multi-agency framework to provide direct and dedicated advocacy support to women and girls within and outside the criminal justice system.
The applicant must also be able to self-manage and work within a small team, demonstrating independence and initiative at all times. Spoken Arabic is desirable. You should have passion and enthusiasm for the mission of our charity.
If you require further information please email Esma Dukali at
Please send a covering letter/supporting statement with your CV to
This role is subject to enhanced DBS check and suitable references and is open to women only under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Section 7(2).
The post holder shall be based at the Al-Hasaniya centre (address below) with some co-location within partnerships based in Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and RBKC.
Deadline: 5pm, Monday 27th June
Start date: July 2016
Al-Hasaniya MWP Bays 4&5 Trellick Tower, Golborne Road, London W10 5PA
This Project is funded by RBKC, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham
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Outside Edge Theatre Company is recuiting for an Associate Theatre Facilitator

Outside Edge Theatre Company is recuiting for an Associate Theatre Facilitator.

The Outside Edge Theatre Company works from the perspective of creating theatre and drama with people affected by addiction and substance misuse. Through our programmes of work we use theatre and performing arts to give people affected by drug and alcohol addiction a voice—enabling them to reach and recognise their potential, find an identity and build skills and confidence in order to support recovery. Additionally, the company provides interactive drug and alcohol treatment touring productions, training for professionals, stand-alone programmes, and professional theatre productions of new work for the general public.

Outside Edge Theatre Company is looking for an Associate Theatre Facilitator. This is a freelance position responsible for leading Edge Two, a new intermediate theatre workshop for participants who are in recovery or have been affected by substance misuse. This role will also involve supporting the Artistic Director and Creative Producer with the advocating and promoting of Outside Edge Theatre Company.

Applicants must be an experienced theatre practitioner with a proven track record of delivering drama and performing arts workshops, specifically delivering forum theatre, devised and ensemble and physical theatre. Experienced and proven track record of experience of facilitating with vulnerable groups. Experience or understanding of addiction and the recovery field. A Degree, MA or long term relevant experience would be essential to the role.

More details please contact us by email to or apply with CV and a letter of interest.

Deadline 3 June 2016

Peer Mentor Job Vacancy

Peer Mentors Fact Sheet long-1

Do you have a history of substance misuse?
Are you a good listener?
Would you like to be a positive role model to others?

If the answer is yes then you could be a peer mentor. Peer mentors share their experience of recovery and provide support and guidance to enable others to make changes in their lives.


At North Westminster Drug & Alcohol Service we deliver a fully accredited level 2 OCNLR peer mentoring training programme. You will develop improved communication, relationship building, planning and review skills necessary for peer mentoring and day- to-day life, as well as gain valuable work experience and the chance to support others in their recovery.

In addition to this you will be offered a placement at a drug & alcohol service, you’ll receive ongoing support and guidance in your role and will have access to various opportunities for further development.


In order to undertake a peer mentor role you will need:

To have been free from dependent / problematic drug use for a minimum of 3 months and stable in your recovery. If you are still in treatment, you will need a reference from your key worker.

To be able to commit to a placement after completing the training programme.
To have good reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. (Literacy support available).


“I feel focused and worthy and it has helped me look to my future.”
“It has made me realise how far I have come and what an inspiration I can be.” “It helped keep recovery in the forefront of my mind.”
“It just reconfirms that I can do so much more with my life.”
“I feel like a better person for it.”

Stage 1

Complete 10 weeks of training: Training is delivered over 10 weeks (1 day a week) and provides participants with a complete understanding of the role of a peer mentor and the skills used in peer mentoring. Our extensive training will enable you to gain the relevant skills to become a peer mentor and sessions include confidentiality, boundaries, group work skills and safeguarding.

Stage 2

Achieve an OCNLR Level 2 Award in Peer Mentoring: Participants complete a portfolio of work over the duration of the programme and those who successfully complete this will achieve a Level 2 Award in Peer Mentoring, from OCN London.

Stage 3

Undertake a 6 month placement as a Peer Mentor: Those that complete the training and achieve the qualification are then expected to commit to a 6 month placement. The placement could involve:

  • Assisting with the delivery of recovery group work sessions, including peer-led support groups and community detox
  • Supporting our Education, Training and Employment service
  • Signposting to other agencies and supporting service users with form filling and appointment bookings
  • Engaging clients in the service and supporting the outreach team in the local community
  • Supporting social activities, events and promoting the service to others in a positive and professional manner

Stage 4

Ongoing Support: Participants will benefit from both ongoing practical guidance and support throughout the programme.Support includes group and clinical supervision, a buddy, as well as access to employment and training support via our Employability Skills Coach in order to identify personal development opportunities.

We also pay travel and lunch expenses.

Download application form


Kerryn Wotton
Phone: 0207 286 8001