Recovery Connectors (Lincolnshire)


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Lincolnshire Recovery Partnership, a vibrant new partnership delivering substance use treatment and recovery services across Lincolnshire from April 2024.

An innovative ‘Recovery First’ model underpins everything at Lincolnshire Recovery Partnership, with lived experience recovery fully integrated and visible throughout. Double Impact combine their specialism in lived experience and recovery with Framework Housing Association’s expertise supporting service users experiencing severe multiple disadvantage, together with Turning Point’s national experience as an outstanding substance use provider.

Lincolnshire’s residents will benefit from Lincolnshire Recovery Partnership’s highly integrated and highly localised approach, supporting with multiple issues across all parts of Lincolnshire, all from within the same partnership.

The Recovery Academy Lincolnshire provides a progression pathway, where students are offered, through a personal development plan including a range of level 1 and 2 progression units. The Academy also provides opportunities for people to get involved in mutual aid activities and we can also signpost and connect people to opportunities and activities taking place in the local community. We believe that everyone can recover and that in recovery anything is possible.

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 12 Months
Location: various locations across Lincolnshire including Lincoln, Skegness and Spalding (travel required at request to delivery sites within Lincolnshire)
Hours: 13.5 hours (days TBA)
Salary: £20,048 pro rata (pro rata for 13.5 hours: £7,314 per annum) pending increase from 1st April 2024

We are seeking individuals who are in long-term Recovery and who are passionate about supporting others to achieve abstinence and sustainable change for the future.

As a ‘Recovery Connector’, your lived experience enables you to understand the road to successful long-term recovery from drug or alcohol misuse and the challenges people face in navigating this journey.

You will work with the Lincolnshire team leader and the wider team to support service users to access the range of services that are available to them both internally and within their local communities.

You will be part of a team that encourages and empowers people - we are ambitious for our service users to achieve their goals and aspirations; your lived experience will help shine a light on what is possible with support and personal commitment.

The Recovery Connector post will provide the opportunity to build and develop skills and knowledge of working in the substance misuse field, while actively championing recovery, using your own skills and experiences to bring added value to the role.

Duties will include: -

• Supporting clients achieve their goals - ensuring all processes, procedures and recording are adhered too.

• Connecting with individuals in treatment to access the Recovery Service and subsequently onto the Academy learning pathway.

• Co-facilitating / facilitating our recovery focused groups including peer-led mutual aid and recovery themed psycho-educational groups (full training provided).

• Planning and delivering recovery focused support activities, ensuring the service users voice is at the heart of delivery.

• Empowering and upskilling service users to use online methods of communication and provide support using these remote methods.

• Building positive relationships with the WAWY staff team, working with them to enhance the service user’s knowledge of our services.

Candidates will have ideally completed or be on the road to completing a Level 2 Mentoring unit, be reliable and have basic IT Skills and familiarity with basic IT packages.

The successful candidate will uphold our values of at all times, championing recovery and possibility thinking – a true motivator to other service users.

If you would like to have an informal chat about this opportunity, please contact Claire Miller on 07718425559 or Samuel DuRose on 07851252913.


If you would like to be considered for this role please complete the application form and once completed email to Fiona Kelman, HR Manager at clearly stating the role that you are applying for.

Double Impact embraces diversity and takes a pro-active approach to equality in services and employment. Registered Charity No. 1139865

Closing Date: Friday 19 April 2024

Interviews will be held the following week

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