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Harm Reduction Peer Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,592 – £22,350
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 11th August 2023

  • Advertised from 21st July 2023


Frontline Fife is a mid-sized charity which works to end homelessness through preventative action and by supporting people to choose the life they aspire to.

In further developing our Recovery Link team, we are now recruiting for this role. This is a great opportunity for those wishing to take forward a career in Addiction services and wider health and social care services. By offering peer support and through harm reduction practices you will enable people to choose, plan and establish their recovery journey and assist them to access and engage with community-based services and support networks which work for them. As a commitment to your development, we will offer a depth of on-the-job experience while supporting you to achieve a recognised qualification.

A key focus of the role is acting as a peer mentor for service users to show change is possible. Therefore, you will have the opportunity to draw upon your personal experiences and skills in an empathetic, and compassionate way. If you are passionate about helping others, want to take on a meaningful and rewarding role, and are motivated to take your skills and experience to the next level through learning and development then we want to hear from you.

Salary: SVQ Qualified £22,350

Salary: SVQ Unqualified £20,592

Fixed Term Contract: 36 hours per week

Employee Benefits:

  • Fully Funded Dedicated learning and development programme
  • Working in an open culture and workplace with colleagues who share our values and are passionate about their work
  • 32 days annual leave per year with 1 day additional per year served up to 5 years (pro rata)
  • Working Monday to Friday (9 to 5pm)
  • Flexible and remote working arrangements.
  • Competitive employer/employee Pension Contribution Scheme
  • Business travel allowance
  • Commitment to ongoing professional learning and development
  • Free access to an employee assistance programme with confidential advice/counselling support.
  • Discounts on lifestyle benefits e.g., Discounted Gym Memberships
  • Blue Light Membership Scheme
  • Where appropriate, welcome payment for PVG check and SSSC registration fee.

Application notes

Closing Date: 12 noon Friday August 11th 2023

For further information about this role and other opportunities go to

To submit your application send to by the closing date noted below. If you require further assistance or advice to enable you to complete your application form or if you wish to arrange an informal chat about this and other role(s) you are interested in then, please contact

Successful candidates taking up a client facing role are subject to PVG Disclosure checks and must have a current driving license or willingness to achieve this in the first year. Successful candidates securing a post regulated by the Care Inspectorate must register with the SSSC and must meet the required standards for the post within the permitted time as directed by the SSSC.

This post is subject to Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme registration. Frontline Fife will meet the cost of any new PVG scheme membership or scheme record update.

Diversity and Inclusion

Frontline Fife is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and are committed to providing any reasonable adjustments required during application and assessment process, and upon joining our team.

Frontline Fife: A Registered Charity/No: SC021832