Peer Support Worker – HIV Street Support

We’re recruiting a Peer Support Worker to join our new HIV Street Support Project. Funded by The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, the project aims to respond to the current HIV outbreak in Glasgow by providing a street support service for people who inject drugs.

The project will provide one-to-one support, ensuring people receive information and help to manage their chronic health needs, and will break down barriers that prevent people from accessing essential healthcare services. The project will also adopt a preventative approach, providing harm reduction advice and information to those at risk of HIV. The overall aim is for people to live fuller, healthier and longer lives.

We are looking for someone who has lived experience of addiction and recovery who can use that experience to better support the people we are working with, providing peer support around harm reduction and education about HIV. You’ll also have experience of working with vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs, be able to work well in a team and independently, and have a passion for working with communities to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people. If that sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.

In return, we offer a supportive and valuing work environment with encouragement to develop personally and professionally.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 1 October
Interview date: Friday 12 October

How to apply:

Application packs can be downloaded from the following links:

For enquiries related to this role, please contact Claire Kofman (Senior Manager – Glasgow):

Tel: 0141 332 2520  |  Email: claire.kofman@waverleycare.org

Job Title: Peer Support Worker, HIV Street Support Project
Hours of work: Part time (18.75 hours per week)
Salary: £24,644-£27,242 (pro-rata)
Holidays: 35 days, including public holidays (pro-rata)
Location: Glasgow
Reports to: Senior Project Worker, HIV Street Support Project