We are pleased to confirm that we have now merged with Humankind. To view a list of our vacancies in the South West, please visit

Come and join us. We are always looking for great people to join our team at Humankind South West. We have a range of roles in our services across the spectrum of drug and alcohol, family and criminal justice. work Please keep checking back as we add new roles all the time. We welcome applications from people who have lived experience of issues with alcohol and/or drugs.

Please click this link and search ‘Devon, Dorset or South West’ in the search bar for a full list of our current vacancies.

Humankind is a great place to work and we’re always looking for people like you to join our team. There are lots of employee benefits to enjoy, a strong, collaborative teamwork culture and everyone is rooted in kind and respectful values.

Each vacancy contains a link to an in-depth job description and person specification for the role. Please take the time to ready through this, information carefully before applying for the role.

How to apply:

  • Search for the vacancy that you are interested in, or view all of our live opportunities on our careers page. Click the job title for each posting to reveal further information around the role.
  • Click the blue apply button at the top or bottom of the job advert, and complete the mandatory fields requesting your personal details to complete the candidate record portion (you will only need to do this once)
  • Once you have registered your details, you will need to search for the vacancy you are interested in again within your newly created candidate portal, under the current vacancies tab to the left of the screen. Utilise the supporting statement section to detail your suitability to the position against the job description provided on the advert. Complete all additional role specific mandatory questions to ensure successful submission of your application.
  • You can either complete the additional fields including employment history, qualifications, and education history, or, alternatively, you can upload a CV under the ‘My Details’ section within the candidate portal in place of this. The CV does not need to be reuploaded each time you apply and can be used across multiple applications. Please ensure the document is in either PDF or Word format to upload correctly.
  • If you experience any issues completing the application, or would like to request an offline application form, please contact the recruitment team at to request this. Please include postal address details for this to be sent to, and also details of the vacancy that you are interested in by quoting the unique reference number at the top of the posting.



Generous annual leave entitlement (27 days, plus bank holidays, increasing to 32 after 1 years’ service)


Annual leave purchase scheme


Enhanced occupational sick pay


Enhanced employer contribution to your workplace pension


Death in service benefit


Free Will writing


Eyecare vouchers


Blue light card discount


Fantastic learning and development opportunities, including free training courses


Work-life balance- flexible working and family friendly policies


Happy, Healthy You! – our wellbeing offers for our workforce


Employee Assist Programme and Humankind Support Networks

Our teams really are the beating heart of Humankind SW. There is a lot of diversity in terms of background, lived experience, age and gender. Teams work with positivity, respect and with the best interests of the client in mind. 

Statistics show that:

97% of Humankind SW staff feel valued by their teams

94% of Humankind SW staff feel valued and supported by their  Manager

How we work is as important as what we do. Our teams really do believe in, and live our values of belief, respect, ambition and partnership. We treat people as individuals and listen to what they want to achieve. It’s common to hear from people who use our services that their contact with the Together and Reach services as part of Humankind’s new SW region is often the first time that they have felt heard and respected. 

Many of our staff know what its like to approach a service like ours for the first time which is why they go the extra mile to ensure that the experience is positive and rewarding. They put people at their ease and explain how we will work in partnership to help someone achieve their recovery goals.

And we do it together – our services are friendly and safe spaces, with a mixture of people who can help; including volunteers, people with their own lived experiences, and other professionals. 

‘Making a difference’. It’s often the single biggest driver for working for Humankind in the South West. Our workers get to see people right through their recovery journey and out the other side, so there is a great sense of pride, teamwork and achievement.

You’ll generally see happy faces at our hubs because people really do enjoy their jobs. It’s hard work and no two days are ever the same, but the reward is being a part of someone’s recovery and watching them flourish through the whole journey.  When we ask people what they enjoy about working for Humankind SW (formally EDP) we hear ‘making a difference’ over and over again. Knowing that you have supported someone through what is probably the lowest point in their life and being with them for their whole treatment journey is a reward like no other – and you don’t get that continuity in many other health spheres or professions.

Fancy a role as a Recovery Worker with Humankind South West but not sure what it’s like? Find out more from Lucas who works in our North Devon hub.