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Senior Peer Support Worker

Band 4

Main area
Peer Support Work
Band 4
30 hours per week
Job ref
Trust Wide
£20,150 - £23,363 gross per annum
20/01/2019 23:59

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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NSFT is committed to implementing a culture of recovery orientated services. As part of this journey we have developed our peer workforce including the establishment of peer support workers in many clinical teams. We also have a well established recovery college which provides recovery focused educational style courses to our staff, service users and carers within secondary mental health. 

To further enhance this work and the on-going development of  Peer Support Workers, we are looking to recruit a Senior Peer Support Worker to work across Norfolk and Suffolk. You will work as part of the recovery and participation team, providing support, supervision, training and leadership/mentoring along with developing further opportunities for growing  our peer support workers within the Trust.

We are pleased and excited to be able to offer this new opportunity.  If you have a minimum of 2 years experience of working as a Peer Support Worker, have experience of delivering peer led training courses, passionate and enthusiastic about recovery  and wish to support NSFT in its implementation of recovery orientated practises, then please apply for this post. In return you will have an opportunity to develop your leadership skills, enhance your skills in supervision and mentoring and delivery recovery focused training. 

This post is for 30 hours per week, however, fewer hours per week will be considered.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Interviews are TBC, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Justine Brown

07876 476754 / 01603 421542

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01603 421222