Work with us
Here at EDP, we are fully committed to our Vision of providing services to enable and support long lasting change and improve the quality of life for people affected by substance misuse.
We welcome applications from candidates who share our strong commitment to the purpose and aims of our work.
In return, we offer a comprehensive learning and development & reward package to support and invest in your development. You can expect to receive a full induction programme and participate in regular supervision and training activities as you develop in your role and work with your team and colleagues.
Each vacancy has links to a detailed recruitment specification, together with the application form. Please take the time to read through this information carefully, complete the application form in detail and ensure this is submitted by the stated closing date and time.
You can apply in a number of ways:
- Download the Application Form included in the vacancy details and return it to us either by post to the address on the form, or by email. Emailed applications should be saved as Microsoft Word documents and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- For a paper application pack, please contact Human Resources on 07525 796 329 or via email at email@example.com. Please remember to give your full details and quote the appropriate job reference number.
- If you require vacancy details in an alternative format (for example large print) then please contact the HR team either on 07525 796 329 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to arrange this for you.
Always remember to make sure that your application is returned by the closing date specified. Please note that we do not accept Curriculum Vitaes without a completed application form for any vacancy, either speculative or advertised.
One of our staff shares her experiences of working in an EDP Prison Service:
I started working in the prison as a support worker. After seven months in this post, feeling as though I was in need of a new challenge, I applied and was successful at interview for a Recovery Worker post. As part of this new role, I have been more closely involved in the programmes we run, facilitating groups. In preparation for starting the recovery worker role, I was given the opportunity to shadow my colleagues delivering some sessions. Since then I have co-facilitated or lone facilitated a number of modules.
In facilitating groups I have witnessed the group bonding and coming together, challenging each other and their own thinking and developing the skills and ways of thinking to take with them through the rest of the groups on the BRP. The service users have described the groups I’ve facilitated as “thought provoking”, “an eye opener” and “fun” and list some of the benefits as being given the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, understanding recovery, work as a group and work through problems. As a facilitator, in my first few months of delivering group programmes, I have seen the positive effect that accessing support in a group setting can have on our clients and their outlook on their future recovery.
EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level) and depending on location, to 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.