Team Leader - Substance Misuse - We Are With You


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Team Leader - Substance Misuse

Location: PR1 1HQ, Preston

Salary: £30,000 to £32,000 per annum

Open from: Tue 20th, Feb 2024 until Sun 10th, Mar 2024

Status: Closed

Vacancies: 1

Job Description

What we are looking for

If you are the sort of person who can lead others to achieve high standards at work by creating a collaborative and supportive environment where people can thrive, we want to hear from you.

You and your team will be supporting people who are experiencing difficulties due to substance misuse.  Without judgement, you will work together to help our clients navigate their way back to where they want to be. 

Our work can be challenging at times but it is always rewarding.  Your team will really appreciate your guidance and support in helping them to make a real difference to their client's lives. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead a team as part of the Young Persons Service within Lancashire.

Please note, the working pattern for this role is Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. You will initially be based at Ringway House, Preston, however travel will be required throughout Lancashire

Access to a vehicle and a full UK driving licence is essential for this role

About the job

Managing and developing your team to reach its full potential will be key to your success and will be your passion as a Team Leader.

This Team Leader role will provide an educational focus, supporting schools in Lancashire through our schools team within the Lancashire service. The role will involve line management responsibility for a team of practitioners who provide support to schools across Lancashire, direct support to school leadership teams to advise on practice and policy, travel across Lancashire and report writing.

There will be data analysis and administration tasks to deal with too, but that's all part of this busy and varied job that you take in your stride.

This Team Leader role would suit someone with experience of having worked within the education system.

We welcome applications for this Team Leader role from candidates with experience in the following areas: Flexible, Team Management, Supportive Leader, Developing Others, ONC, LVQ Level 3, Health and Social Care, Health and Safety, Mental Health, Young People's Drug and Alcohol Use, Communication Skills, IT.

Required Skills

To carry out this role effectively, you will:

  • have attained ONC/NVQ level 3 or equivalent or be committed to complete this within 18-months
  • have experience of working in a health, social care or criminal justice setting and of working in partnership with a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies
  • have a successful track record of managing and developing a team of people
  • understand the issues faced by those experiencing substance misuse or mental health issues
  • know and understand how to minimise harm to our clients during their treatment for substance misuse or mental health issues
  • understand health and safety in a health care setting and how to assess and manage high risk situations with clients
  • be able to prioritise workloads, work under pressure and manage conflicting demands
  • be able to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and external contacts alike
  • be resilient and able to manage your work alongside conflicting priorities in a very busy environment
  • be driven to achieve results and able to analyse data
  • have good written and oral communication skills
  • be confident in your  IT skills and digital media
  • be able to work effectively as a team member, demonstrating a collaborative and supportive manner

You will also need to meet our safeguarding requirements of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check

Desirable Skills

Priority will be given to applicants who also have previous experience of:

  • working with substance misuse
  • working in the field of mental health
  • working in an education setting

Experience of managing budgets would also be an advantage but not essential.

About The Company

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.

As an organisation, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our staff. We know that representing the communities we serve is key to us meeting our goals of radically improving people's lives. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring and we encourage people from underrepresented communities and backgrounds to apply to join our team, including people with lived experience, people with disabilities, people from racialised communities, LGBTQ+ people and armed forces veterans.



  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 2 days paid volunteer leave per year
  • Auto-enrollment into We Are With You’s pension scheme
  • Access to a Blue Light Card - giving you great savings on big high-street and online brands
  • Flexible working opportunities and access to a range of services and resources to support you with your wellbeing
  • We have an excellent Refer a Friend scheme which offers you a £500 bonus for any recommendations, any role! Our scheme allows you to recommend your friends and family to work with us and earn a £500 bonus payment for every successful referral you make. Please note, the Refer a Friend scheme is only applicable if your recommended friend completes their 6 months probation period

Should you be successful in your application, you will be required to provide 3 years' worth of references and where applicable, will need to undergo an enhanced DBS check

Additional Information

All applicants need to submit a CV and a covering letter on why you should be considered for this role. Applications will not be accepted if no covering letter is included. Please note that this role may close early should sufficient applications be received, so early application is advised
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