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Recovery Worker Opportunities

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Burton & District Mind continues to grow.
Due to continued development of services and new opportunities, we are now looking to recruit for the following:

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Burton Albion has a long history of being a community focused club, since it’s humble beginnings in 2010 Burton Albion Community Trust has always been about making a difference. The heartbeat of this difference are the people who bring our projects, programmes and activities to life. Our people are our strength, they are engaging, they act with empathy and kindness, they are proud of the work they do and work hard to inspire each other and those we work with, our people are willing to learn and have desire to be educating.


If you think you have what it takes to be Engaging, Inspiring and Educating we can’t wait to read your application.

Role Purpose:

Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) is the independent charitable arm of Burton Albion FC and is looking to recruit a Heath and Wellbeing Community Recovery Coach. Working as part of the Eastern Staffordshire Future Focus Partnership, the Community Recovery Coach (CRC) role will offer a range of flexible support to individuals with acute mental health problems within Burton and East Staffordshire. The CRC will support an active caseload of up to 30 participants provide a non-clinical recovery-focused community intervention which supports “gaining and retaining hope, understanding of one’s abilities and disabilities in an active life, personal autonomy, social identity, meaning and purpose in life and a positive sense of self”.

Success will be achieved through setting goals and monitoring achievements, through one to one support (face to face, phone or virtual), warm introductions to other community-based services and encouraging self-care and independence, whilst escalating crisis when appropriate.

The role will also include supporting the community to be more supportive of people with mental health problems through problem solving and identifying business need.

This position requires flexibility as the role may require occasional evening and weekend work.

To download an application form please use the following link:

Send completed application forms to :

Safe Haven Recovery Worker - Crisis Cafe
x 1 (part time)

We are your local Burton & District Mind, a local mental health charity affiliated to Mind: the leading mental health charity in England & Wales. We have been supporting people within our community since 1991. We will not give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

At Burton and District Mind our vision is for everyone in our community to experience better mental health. We work together as a team, supporting, encouraging and developing ourselves to provide a safe, productive environment enabling us to empower all those in mental distress or crisis.

The Safe Haven Recovery Worker will work as part of a small team to provide a public facing role in the delivery of a Crisis Café Mental Health Provision. They will provide a welcoming and understanding approach to supporting service members made up of people with mental health problems who may attend in mental distress or crisis.

They will provide an assessment of the level of need and provide mental health first aid and/or provision which distracts from mental health distress until the service member feels safe to leave. They will also operate a community help point supporting with low level psychoeducation and signposting to other opportunities for wellbeing.

Regular attendees will be asked to sign up as ‘members’ in order to promote recovery planning. Recover Workers may, from time to time, support Crisis Intervention workers and the police with the provision of a safe place for people in mental distress.

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One role employed by Burton and District Mind


To be worked between:

  • Vacancy 1 - 28.5 hours over 4 days Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

  • Unpaid breaks

  • Bank Holiday working also expected.


  • Permanent – service contract two 2 years minimum.


Minimum £21,000 per annum plus unsociable working, salary pro rota for part time staff.

  • £11.19 per hour, 5pm-8pm and Saturdays

  • £15.19 per hour, 8pm-11pm

  • £19.72 per hour for Sundays and Bank Holidays

Responsible to:

  • Contract Manager and Safe Haven Team Leader.

Liaise with:

Community Recovery Workers, volunteers. Line Manager, Mental Health Practitioners from MPFT, voluntary sector partners, police, health professionals, people with mental health problems and their carers, other local mental health providers, external charities and other agencies who support people with mental health problems and the general public with need.

Based in:

  • Tamworth

Annual leave:

  • 28 days inclusive of Bank Holidays (TOIL will be expected)


  • Pension scheme available


  • Some travel may be required across Lichfield, East Staffs and Tamworth Borough.

Method of application:

  • Please email your Cover letter along with an up to date CV to:


In partnership with:


Lichfield District Mental Health
Project Support Coordinator
Currently Paused - we are not accepting any new applications to this role.

Burton and District Mind

Our Vision - Everyone in our community to experience better mental health.

Our Mission - We provide advice and support to empower everyone to experience better mental health.

Our values - Service Quality, Integrity, Client Focus, Respect, Inclusivity, Collaboration, Sustainability.


Burton and District Mind is one of over 100 Local Mind Associations across the country. We improve mental health and wellbeing for people across East Staffordshire, Lichfield District and Tamworth Borough. We provide a range of wellbeing services designed to support people with mental health problems as well as the wider population. We are committed to developing innovative and responsive services which further promote mental health awareness and wellbeing.

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One role

  • 30 hours per week, may include occasional evenings and weekends

  • Permanent position, funding secured for three years


  • £12.50 per hour, £24,375.00 pro rata

Responsible to:

  • Development and Sustainability Officer​

Responsible for:​

  • Between 4-8 volunteers: Community Associates and Peer Support Facilitators.

Liaise with:​

  • Line Manager, all teams within Burton and District Mind, volunteers, members of the public and business, people with experience of mental illness, carers, and support workers, VCSE and partner representatives involved in project delivery, project funders and other stake holders, other Mind representatives.


  • Office based in Burntwood, with some travel to Burton on Trent required. Flexibility to work from home as required, further travel across Staffordshire expected.

Annual leave:​

  • 20 days plus bank holidays, pro rata, length of service leave available


  • Pension scheme available after 3 months.


  • Must have or be willing to gain full driving licence, reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses available.

We recommend that you download and review the Guidance Notes for Applicants.

You can download a detailed job description here

Applications, made up from CV and Cover Letter to be sent to

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 15 April 2024

Interviews commencing: Tuesday 23 April 2024

This post is subject to criminal records check with the disclosure and barring service.

Burton and District Mind values diversity and difference. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, particularly under-represented groups and people with lived experience of mental distress.

It is policy for Burton and District Mind to not sponsor roles.  

Burton and District Mind is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Registered Charity 1140492. Company Limited by guarantee 7438326

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