Peer Support Lead Birmingham and West Midlands

Peer Support Lead: £26,000 – £26,500

Area: Birmingham and the West Midlands

18-month fixed term contract (with possible extension)

40 hrs. Per week, 25 days annual leave

The Hepatitis C Trust has developed projects nationally whereby peers use their lived experience of injecting drug use and hepatitis C, to provide education and training to service users and staff in drug and alcohol, hostel and homeless services, increasing hepatitis C awareness, access to testing and referral to treatment, for people living with hepatitis C.

Do you have experience of working in drug services and with volunteers? Have you been affected by hepatitis C or have you supported anyone who has hepatitis C? We are looking for a passionate and skilled peer lead who has excellent communication and organisational skills. We require a good standard of education and welcome creativity and innovation in all our work.

Working under the guidance of Senior Peer Support Lead, this post will continue the development of the project, recruiting and coordinating peers across identified areas of the Birmingham and West Midlands. Working in partnership with hepatitis C clinical teams, drug and alcohol services and homeless service providers, the post will coordinate delivery of educational workshops, hepatitis C testing in community settings, ensure that service users are referred and supported through hepatitis C treatment and care.