Peer Mentor Co-ordinator (Expert by Experience)

  • Job Reference: DC
  • Date Posted: 15 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Providence Row Housing Association
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £4,781.15
  • Role: Experts by Experience jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

PRHA is a great place to work – Our award winning teams work together to improve the lives of our residents and make a real contribution to ending homelessness.

As an IIP Gold standard employer we value our staff and commit to develop their skills and support them in their important work.

PRHA defines Peer Mentors as positive role models who can use their own experience of use of services (i.e. treatment, recovery, mental health and accommodation services) to inspire, motivate and support individuals to be empowered to reach their full potential.

The Peer Mentor Co-ordinator will be responsible for motivating, recruiting, training and developing residents to become peer mentors.  In PRHA homelessness services this programme will be delivered supporting the organisation’s momentum programme. 

Who we’re looking for

Ideally, we are looking for someone with the following:

  • Personal experience of homelessness, rough sleeping, mental ill-health or substance misuse.
  • Understanding of the causes of homelessness and the pathways out of homelessness.
  • The ability to work with people who may display challenging behaviour or be willing to be trained in this area.

What we offer

We offer our staff a generous benefits package, which includes:

  • Pension Scheme – We offer a group stakeholder pension scheme with 3% employer's contribution, employee contribution is 5%
  • Holidays - Employees receive up to 22 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising with long service
  • Medical – we provide a “Cash Back" Scheme for a range of services such as dental, physio, chiropody, health& wellbeing
  • Training Programmes – We provide comprehensive training to our employees to enable them to grow in their career and achieve their professional aspirations.
  • Season Ticket Loans – We offer interest-free season ticket loans after successful probation
  • Life Assurance - Upon death whilst in service, a Death in Service payment may be made according to the scheme rules. The payment covers 3 times of the employee’s annual salary.

How to apply

Please read the full Job Description & Person Specification which can be found on our websiteTo apply, please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for PRHA and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description & Person Specification. Please send your CV and Supporting Statement by clicking the Apply Now button. Furthermore, applications with no attached personal statement explaining how you meet the job description will not be considered.

The job description is provided upon request.

Closing Date: 30th June 2022

Interview Date: TBC

It is required for this post that the successful candidates will have to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure check.