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HY004 – Community Asset Coach

North Yorkshire Horizons

37 hours per week (Monday to Friday with rotational weekend work)

£19,908 per annum          

Closing Date – Tuesday 20th October 2020

About you

Do you hold an NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care or are you willing to study towards this qualification? Do you have experience of working with vulnerable people? Do you enjoy communicating and engaging with a broad range of people?

Do you have the ability to remain self-motivated particularly in challenging situations?

Are you experienced working with external agencies in order to develop and influence change? Are you able to quickly establish rapport with people? Do you have the ability to remain self-motivated particularly in challenging situations? Do you have knowledge of safeguarding procedures, adult and child protection?

Would you enjoy helping people achieve their full potential in and make sustained and positive change from alcohol or substance misuse?

If so, the role of Asset and Community Coach may be the role for you.

About us

Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.

We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.

We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.

About the job

To provide one to one support to individuals referred into the Recovery and Mentoring team of North Yorkshire Horizons.

Broker opportunities for them based on their strengths, passions and interests and promote access to positive peer support networks to support individuals to transition from treatment services to independent recovery.


Facilitating, developing and sustaining recovery communities including abstinent based support.

Providing continuing opportunities for services users to become peer mentors and develop their own recovery capital by supporting others. This will include training, supervision and support.

To work within an asset based community development model and mobilise community assets to support long term and sustainable recovery for service users. To actively challenge stigma via education such as community development and working with employers.

To utilise a variety of digital platforms and social media tools to ensure that the service can reach and include clients in county wide peer support initiatives.

Facilitate the creation and delivery of online content to promote and supports the efforts of the NYH partnership in supporting our clients.

What can we offer you in return?

  • Long established local employer
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Annual Pay Review
  • Central location (near Team Valley Retail Park – Gateshead) with Free onsite parking
  • Employee Pension scheme 5% Employee / 3% Employer
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  • CLUB Scheme – Access to Online Discounts
  • Comprehensive Learning & Development Opportunities

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Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form and forward a completed application form to

We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.

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