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Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker – Humankind –

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Grade/Band: A3

Salary: £19,047.60 – £27,500     

Vacancy Hours: 37 hpw

Contract Type: Fixed-term

Closing Date: 28/08/2022

Interview Date: TBC

Job Location: 4 Park Street – Selby YO8 4PW


Who are we?


Humankind is a vibrant and growing charity with over 30 years’ experience working with individuals, families and communities affected by health and social inequalities across the country with a focus on improving people’s wellbeing. Humankind is one of England’s most successful home-grown charities. We have over 1,100 staff and around 100 volunteers providing services for over 20,000 people. Our specialist services include substance use, clinical, employment training and education, housing services, housing support and health, young people, and families’ services.

About the role


NY Rise provides drug and alcohol support to Young People across North Yorkshire. Our work supports young people to minimise the harm drugs and alcohol causes them, make positive changes and live fulfilling lives.

This role is initially for 6 months to support capacity within the team.

It will be covering Selby, Tadcaster, Ryedale (with flexibility to cover other areas in North Yorkshire as needed to support the team). Our service delivery happens in the community and we operate a hybrid working model. We would consider part time hours for the right candidate and would be happy to consider existing Humankind employees who wanted additional hours (subject to management approval).

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about improving outcomes for young people and can work flexibly and independently.     

Due to the nature of this role, you will be required to have access to your own transport to conduct home visits and visits in communities across areas of North Yorkshire.

For full person specification and job details, please visit this link.

What can Humankind offer you?


·       Generous annual leave entitlement (27 days, plus bank holidays, increasing to 32 after 1 years’ service)

·       Annual leave purchase scheme

·       Enhanced occupational sick pay

·       Enhanced employer contribution to your workplace pension

·       Death in service benefit

·       Free Will writing

·       Eyecare vouchers

·       Blue light card discount

·       Fantastic learning and development opportunities, including free training courses

·       Work-life balance- flexible working and family friendly policies

·       Happy, Healthy You! – our wellbeing offers for our workforce

·       Employee Assist Programme and Humankind Support Networks


Humankind is an equal opportunities employer


If you feel that you would fit with our values & ethos, are passionate about supporting people, but maybe don’t feel you have the experience required, talk to us about your transferrable skills. For the right people, we can provide development to help you to realise your potential.

We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit. If you require support with your application or would like to request a paper application, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01325 731 160, alternatively you can email us at


Please apply via the following link:


Job Description & Person Specification.pdf

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