SMART Community Coordinator posts
Band F £23,650, pro rata 30 hours per week
Initial 12-month contract, to become permanent as funds allow
We are excited to announce that we are looking for five motivated and compassionate individuals with an interest in addiction recovery to help us expand and develop SMART Recovery meetings in the following regions:
Central Scotland: covering Glasgow, Forth Valley, East Dunbartonshire, Mid and East Lothian and Edinburgh.
North East: Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland
North West: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire
West Midlands: Birmingham, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire
London: 33 London boroughs
You need to have some experience of group facilitation and be able to demonstrate your competencies with direct experiences. You should have knowledge of best practice in facilitation and possess good presentation skills. Knowledge of the SMART Recovery Program is advantageous but not essential.
We accept applications from individuals who may have direct experience of SMART Recovery as a participant. You may already be a volunteer SMART facilitator looking to further your role in our organisation. You need to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, be able to motivate yourself and others and able to manage your time efficiently.
Experience of working with volunteers is essential and experience of delivering training would also be desirable. The ability to support people with adverse lived experiences in a grounded manner and be able to provide support within professional boundaries is important. Giving and receiving feedback, gathering data and other evidence to inform service development, and exercising reflective practice are all essential attributes.
To enhance the team’s skill and knowledge base we are looking for people with the following background experience or qualifications as desirable (not essential) attributes:
- Training or teaching others (including train the trainer).
- Military Service
- Digital media and the internet of things (IoT).
- Business intelligence/data and analytics.
The role involves travelling across a region, visiting SMART meetings and facilitators in your area to offer guidance and support, developing peer to peer networks for SMART facilitators, providing support to participants who want to develop as a facilitator, increasing the number of new peer led meetings whilst ensuring existing ones are well run.
It includes delivering SMART training courses and contributing to the development of the programme(s). The role has responsibilities for gathering information to inform our strategy and business plan, championing our programme and ensuring the smooth running of meetings in your area.
Working alongside the existing SMART team, local authorities, and other partner organisations, you will also be raising awareness of the programme and developing networks with service providers.
In addition, you will contribute to the UK development of SMART Recovery via our 3-year strategy and the global development of SMART Recovery via projects identified by Smart Recovery International.
Although you will be home-based it is expected that a large amount of your time will be spent at SMART meetings in your region. It is essential that you live in the region you wish to work in and can travel. You will be provided with equipment to enable you to work remotely.
For an application pack:
Call Central Office 0330 053 6022 (Monday -Friday 9.30 – 4.00)
The closing date for completed applications is Monday 16th November at 5pm.
Interviews will take place week beginning 23rd November 2020.
These posts are subject to a satisfactory DBS/PVG check.
NB Due to the Coronavirus pandemic all staff are working remotely, and we therefore cannot accept paper applications. If this causes you a significant problem, please call Central Office and we will endeavour to find a solution.