North East & Cumbria Peer Support Lead

Peer Support Lead: £26,500 per annum

Area: North East and 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

 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 and innovation in all our work.

Working under the guidance of the existing Peer Coordinator, the successful applicant will be integral to the continuation and development of the North East & Cumbria team, recruiting and coordinating peers across the network. 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