Hospital Liaison Worker

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services (EDP) are passionate about supporting individuals to reduce their substance use and live happier, healthier lives. We support people with multiple disadvantages, including substance misuse & mental health, as well as those who find themselves in the criminal justice system. Our services enable the people we support to improve their health, wellbeing and employability. As a subsidiary of Humankind since 2020, we are pleased to confirm that from July 2023, EDP & Humankind will be fully merging to enable the people we support to benefit from a wider range of support and services. 

About the role 

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services have an exciting full-time opportunity to join our community team as a Hospital Liaison Worker.   

As a Hospital Liaison Worker, you will work from the North Devon Distritct Hospital and will be responsible for establishing a high-quality drug and alcohol hospital liaison service for patients, providing appropriate assessments, interventions and co-developing multi-agency discharge plans and pathways to reduce relapse and hospital re-admission.  

The Hospital Liaison Worker will operate within a multi-agency environment communicating and working closely with relevant hospital departments (e.g. Mental Health, Hepatology & Gastroenterology, A&E, Maternity) and other community services (e.g. GPs, outreach, housing and community justice services).  

You’ll provide advice, guidance and training to healthcare professionals in recognition, treatment & management of drug and alcohol related problems, including the delivery of brief interventions.  

About you 

Most importantly, you will be someone with a positive recovery-focused attitude, with a genuine believe that with the right support, people can and do make positive changes to their life.   

In addition, you will also: 

  • Ideally you will have experience working in a similar field or environment 
  • Experience undertaking assessments and delivering a range of evidence based substance misuse psychosocial interventions.  
  • Experience working in a hospital setting and knowledge of hospital discharge planning would also be particularly advantageous. 
  • You’ll work well in a multi-agency environment, able to communicate effectively to ensure a safe transition to the community. 
  • You’ll be able to demonstrate excellent organisation and time management skills and will be confident managing your own priorities. 

Check out the Hospital Liaison Worker full job description and person specification here.  

What can Humankind offer you? 

🏖️ 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


Recovery workers enjoying a joke in their office

North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple

Full Time, 37 hours per week

£21,929 – £25,701 per annum, dependent on experience


Midnight on Sunday 9th July 2023

How do I apply?

To apply, please click Apply Now to download an application form and send these through to

 by the closing date of midnight on Sunday 9th July 2023

Please note that CV’s can be submitted to support an application but may not be accepted without a completed application form. 

Interviews will be held Thursday 20th July 2023

Please ensure that you quote reference number 24.23 when applying. 

EDP / Humankind is an equal-opportunity employer. 

If you feel that you would fit with our values & ethos, are passionate about supporting people, but maybe don’t feel you have the experience required, talk to us about your transferrable skills. For the right people, we can provide development to help you to realise your potential. 

We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age.  

EDP / Humankind are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and prison vetting – details will be specified as part of the vacancy details. Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any offer/appointment is confirmed. 

If you have any questions, please email