JOB OPPORTUNITY: Addiction and Recovery Navigator

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join Blackpool FC Community Trust (BFCCT) as part of the Community Cohesion team to deliver on a new, town wide programme called ADDER (Addiction, Diversion, Disruption, Enforcement and Recovery). Funded by the Home Office and managed by Public Health Blackpool, the programme is aimed at reducing drug related deaths and moving individuals away from drug addiction 

Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT), and working with a range of other referral partners, the post holder will support individuals who are recovering from addiction and are ready to engage in community activities and provisions. They will support individuals to access positive provisions that exist within BFCCT as well as external community providers that positively supports their mental and physical health, further aiding their recovery from addiction.

The post holder will be jointly responsible and accountable for making sure all related KPI’s and targets are met. Ensuring high quality monitoring and evaluation methods and techniques are in place is crucial, as is a strong awareness around safeguarding. 

This individual will also work alongside the Head of Community Programmes and the Community Cohesion Manager to develop new schemes of work and funding proposals as well as provide reports for partner agencies and commissioners.

Working in partnership with the Comms team, the post holder will also assume responsibility for ensuring that the marketing and promotion needs of each programme is sufficiently met. 

BFCCT, based at Bloomfield Road Stadium is the independent charitable arm of Blackpool FC, with a focus on engaging, developing, inspiring and supporting the people of Blackpool to live better lives. 

How to apply:

You can also request a paper version, if required, from Brett Whitehead by email: or telephone 01253 348691.

Applications to be submitted no later than noon on Friday 27th November, 2020.

Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS procedures.