At Recovery Focus we offer a broad range of job roles across the country. Whether you’re interested in supporting individuals directly or want to put your skills and experience to good use helping us run successful organisations, then we’ve got opportunities for you.

Below are listed a few examples of the types of roles we offer or search our latest vacancies.

Recovery worker

It’s not always the easiest role and it’s not suited to everybody but the rewards of being a recovery worker can be much greater than the challenges.

Supporting somebody on their recovery journey and watching their lives transform for the better can be hugely satisfying. As part of your role you’ll help individuals regain their self-esteem, well-being and independence by:

  • Ensuring they’re fully involved in developing their support plans to meet their aspirations and needs
  • Giving advice on tenancy issues and other housing related matters, welfare benefits, financial and budgeting matters
  • Developing close links with the local community to help them build social confidence and to create greater understanding of mental health issues
  • Signposting to other support agencies as appropriate.
“Going home with a huge smile on your face because you’ve seen somebody achieve something they never thought they would achieve is what keeps me going back to my job!” Recovery Worker


Employment advisor

Undertaking meaningful work, whether that’s paid employment, training or volunteering, is often a crucial part of somebody’s recovery journey. But we know that for a person to succeed they need the right help, it needs to be the right opportunity and employers need to be properly supported to ensure it’s sustainable.

And that’s where you can put your skills and expertise to good use.

As an employment advisor you’d support people with mental health problems, including stress, anxiety or depression, get back into work and maintain their employment by:

  • Offering guidance, advice and coaching to identify their goals and strengths
  • Providing training in personal and skill development such as CV preparation, interview techniques and assertiveness
  • Advising people on disclosing their mental health issues at work and, where appropriate, working with them and their employer to make reasonable adjustments
  • Building positive links with local employers to develop work and training opportunities.

Specialist drug and alcohol worker

As a specialist drug and alcohol worker you’d work with individuals affected by substance misuse and offer targeted interventions including:

  • Information and advice, training, community prevention projects and referral to specialist services
  • Structured group work sessions and individual support planning
  • Developing links and joint working protocols with other services, both statutory and voluntary, including health, criminal justice, education, social care.

Management roles

All the partner organisations of Recovery Focus offer clear progression routes for individuals to develop as managers from frontline right through to our Board.

Managers play a key role in ensuring we’re working towards our mission, maintaining a strong focus on continuously improving our services, supporting colleagues to be the best they can and building strong local partnerships.

Team manager roles offer the first step into management, giving you the opportunity to build your skills in leading a team and running a frontline service.

“It’s really encouraging that Richmond Fellowship is taking time to invest in me as a person as well as an employee, to give me confidence to do my job.” Team manager
central services roles

We’ve opportunities across the full range of support functions from administration, people services and organisation development to finance, business development, communications and marketing, IT, property services, performance management, quality improvement and research.



Open our vacancies portal to search the recent work opportunities across our partner organisations and help to inspire recovery together.

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