Traineeship - GROW
We are looking for someone with their own personal experience of substance misuse and recovery to come and join us. We want your experience and input to make sure that we deliver the best support possible to people who are facing substance misuse issues, and trying to maintain and thrive in their home. If you believe that people should have a say in their own support and that everyone has the right to a safe, secure home then this could be the traineeship for you.
Who we are
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
The Sheffield Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Recovery Service works with people experiencing substance misuse resettle or keep a safe place to call home, and to thrive in their lives and their communities. To succeed, we want input from people with their own experience of substance misuse and of accessing support, to help us design and deliver a service that is genuinely accessible and meets people’s needs. We want to help people improve their lives and sustain these improvements by transforming our systems and local services. You’ll help us do just that.
About the role
GROW means Getting Real Opportunities of Work. We will give you a comprehensive introduction to the traineeship, after which you will join our Sheffield Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Recovery Service. You will be working to support individuals to access services, engage with recovery and other multi agency support, to sustain their home and living independently. You will also help us to find new ways of working by using what you’ve learned through your personal experiences to help us shape how we do things into the future.
We are looking for someone with personal experience of substance misuse and of their own journey of recovery. We want someone who understands the other issues that can impact on people who are experiencing substance misuse issues, such as homelessness, mental health issues, contact with criminal justice etc. We are looking for someone with a passion to effect change with individuals in their lives, and within Shelter in the way we deliver our services. With a flexible approach and the ability to work as part of a team, you will want to work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. Basic computer skills are helpful [e.g. word processing, the internet and emails systems] but support can be provided. Most importantly we’re looking for enthusiasm and a desire to develop and learn new skills.
See what previous Grow trainees thought of their time with ICM (a similar service) here:
We will be holding an Open Day on the following date where you can find out about the service and the role and get support to apply:
Tuesday 16th July 1pm – 3pm
Shelter Sheffield Hub,
3rd Floor Furnival House
48 Furnival Gate
Please call and ask for Katie or Linda if you want more info on the Open Day – 0344 5151515.
You can drop in for part of the session or all of it, and if you travel by public transport, please bring your ticket and we will reimburse your travel costs.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro-rata), enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.