Recovery Workers (Casual)

Job Reference: REC-2016-01
Pay Rate: £11.00 per hour plus sleep in allowance where appropriate.
Location: Islington, London
Contract: Casual

Peter Bedford Housing Association works in Islington and Hackney alongside people who have faced long-term social exclusion through homelessness, mental health problems, drug and alcohol misuse, offending, learning difficulties or multiple needs.

We offer more than housing: by providing a combination of support, work, training and community, we are leading the way in social inclusion, enabling people to take control of their lives and shape brighter futures. We are committed to mutual support, participation and personal development for both staff and service users.

Are you looking to start your career in mental health supported housing? Are you creative and compassionate?

Working alongside our recovery workers, adult learning and creative industries teams, you’ll provide day to day rehabilitation and support to help people with serious mental health challenges get back on their feet.

Who we are? Small, friendly and innovative housing association with 40 years experience in helping people recover from difficulties via a blend of mutual self help, creative and artistic and employment supported and supported housing.

We are looking for Casual Recovery Workers to join our team. Flexible and self managing, you will support us during periods where we require additional staffing.

Work is offered on an ad hoc basis , occasionally at short notice.

If you are successful in your application and interview for this post, your name will be added to our list of casual workers for PBHA, subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.

If suitable work is available it may be offered to you, although PBHA is under no obligation to do so and you are under no obligation to accept any offer of work from PBHA.

Please Note: to apply for this role the attached application and equal opportunities forms must be completed and emailed to

Closing date for applications: Thursday 18 August, 2016 by 9am.
Interviews will be held Early-Mid September 2016.

Please note that due to the volume of applications we are unable to acknowledge receipt of application forms or write formally to those not shortlisted for an interview. CV’s will not be accepted.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks after the short-listing, you should assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Note for applicants with a disability:
We welcome applications from disabled people. If you wish to be considered under our guaranteed interview scheme, please complete the above form. If you wish to discuss any concerns about the job in relation to your disability, completing the application form or the guaranteed interview scheme, please contact us. You will be asked at a later stage about any special requirements in relation to an interview if appropriate.

If you have any questions please contact Human Resources at the above email address.

Peter Bedford Housing Association is committed to equality and diversity and want our Board and staff to reflect the diverse community we work in. We particularly welcome applications from young people.