North Cumbria Peer Support Lead

Peer Support Lead: £26,500

Area: North Cumbria (this role will form part of the team covering the North East and Cumbria ODN and may include travel across the wider network)

18-month fixed term contract (with possible extension)

40 hrs. Per week, 25 days annual leave

 

Would you like to be part of a global effort to eliminate hepatitis C? We would welcome enthusiastic applicants with a passion for delivering services to underrepresented communities to join our efforts and ensure we reach out to as many service-users as possible, enabling what can be lifesaving treatment for many.

We are looking to expand our community team in the North East and Cumbria and are keen to hear from applicants who may have experience within substance misuse services, supporting volunteers or may have been personally affected by hepatitis C.

We are currently looking for a skilled Peer Support Lead who has excellent communication and organisational skills. We require a good standard of education and welcome creativity

Working under the guidance of the existing Peer Coordinator and as a crucial team member in this area, the successful applicant will be integral to the continuation and development of the project, recruiting and coordinating peers specifically across North Cumbria. Working in partnership with hepatitis C clinical teams, drug and alcohol services and homeless service providers, the post will coordinate delivery of educational workshops, hepatitis C testing in community settings and ensure that service users are referred and supported through hepatitis C treatment and care.

This post may require extensive travel across the region and it is desirable, although not essential, for the post holder to hold a clean driving licence and have their own vehicle for work related travel.

 

Please download the documents below for the application form and more information about the project. Please send completed applications to admin@hepctrust.org.uk