Recovery Worker



Job Type

Part Time


Charity / Voluntary, Social Care



Mind BLMK works across our communities to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Working closely with a range of partners, we offer a number of activities from our wellbeing centres and local venues to make a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of people in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes, and our aim is to make sure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Recovery Worker – Luton
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Location: Luton
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 21 hours per week
Work Pattern: 4 days per week, Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, (10:00 am – 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm)
Salary: £21,164 per annum, FTE (Actual salary: £12,012 per annum)

About the Role

This role offers the opportunity to join our service team at Luton. Based at our Wellbeing Centre in Dumfries Street we offer activities and groups throughout the day enabling service users to manage their mental health and move through their recovery journeys.

In addition to this the role will involve assessing suitability for the service and signposting where necessary as well as performing 1-1 meetings with clients periodically in order to assess and create action plans.

The role will also include the opportunity to support events in the community to raise awareness of our services and build links with local organisations.

Service Delivery

  • Operate a service and ensure outcomes which supports individuals with mental health and wellbeing needs in Luton, in line with Mind BLMK’s agreed recovery model and requirements as well as contract requirements.
  • Carry out assessments on individuals’ suitability for Mind BLMK’s services in line with the Access to Service procedure and requirements for various projects and services.
  • Support the Central Advisory Group in Luton as directed by the Recovery Coordinator.
  • Encourage and support client engagement with Mind BLMK through Guarantor Membership, the Friends and Associates Schemes and training opportunities.
  • Contribute to maintaining an effective volunteer workforce for the service in line with Mind BLMK’s HR policies, procedures and guidance (workload planning and support).
  • Carry out health and safety responsibilities as directed by the Mental Health Recovery Coordinator in line with Mind BLMK’s H&S policies, procedures and guidance (risk assessments, reviews, reporting, safeguarding, incidents/accidents, premises).
  • Carry out cash handling responsibilities as directed by the Mental Health Recovery Coordinator in line with Mind BLMK’s financial policies, procedures and guidance (records, petty cash income and expenditure).
  • Carry out responsibilities as directed by the Mental Health Recovery Coordinator for the collection, updating, monitoring and reporting of service data in line with Mind BLMK’s contract and systems requirements and procedures.


  • 25 days (pro rata) Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata).
  • Auto-enrolment NEST pension scheme (employer contributes 3%, employee contributes 5%).
  • Health Plan with a wide variety of benefits.
  • In-house and external Learning and Development as appropriate for the role.
  • Flexible Working On request (in line with Mind BLMK policy on Right to Request Flexible Working).

If you have a passion for working in mental health and possess the required skills, we would love to hear from you.

Closedown: 5pm on 28th November 2023
We reserve the right to close this advert early if enough suitable applicants apply.
Start date: ASAP

Mind BLMK has been committed to the Mindful Employer charter and the Disability Confident Employer Scheme since 2008.

Please note: Mind BLMK follows Safer Recruitment practices and we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Therefore all our roles are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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