Recovery Assistant (High Support) x 1 (Permanent)

Job Reference: REA-2016-01
Salary: £19,731 per annum
Location: Islington, London
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Full Time)
Contract: Permanent

Are you looking to take your first steps in a career in mental health? Day-to-day, you’ll support individuals to develop emotional management and personal life skills to achieve greater independence and self-esteem. A great listener, with a flexible approach and a flair for planning and prioritising a busy workload, you love motivating and engaging people in a range of developmental and rehabilitative activities.

What’s more, you have a good understanding of mental health issues and how they affect people. You will also need good record keeping skills and be adept at data entry and willing to participate in a 24/7 rota that includes lone working, weekends, on call and sleep-ins.

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.

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.