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DHI is an award-winning charity that challenges social exclusion by supporting people to achieve their potential and contribute to the richness and wellbeing of their community. We are looking for individuals who share our passion for our values of self-direction, stimulation and zest for life and our commitment to our client groups and the local communities we serve.

DHI have developed a Level 2 Award in Peer Mentoring - a full training programme and a broad portfolio of placement partners. This new West of England Peer Academy (WECA) project provides a model through which to ensure more socially excluded people across the WECA region can benefit from the programme. A new element of the project is developing a comprehensive set of resources (a toolkit) that any organisation working with socially excluded people could utilise to set up a Peer Support Service.

This role will lead on the delivery of the WECA Project ensuring outcomes are met and supporting project partners to establish peer support services and systems to meet individual needs. It will also ensure the successful development of the Peer Academy and the toolkit.

In addition, the Project lead will:

  • Recruit and induct three project Peer Coordinators.

  • Lead on Delivery of Peer Academy including registration, training delivery and liaison with the assessor.

  • Lead on building relationships to develop placements opportunities across a range of community organisations.

Additional Information: DHI offers up to 31 days paid leave (service-related) in addition to statutory holidays, a 7% pension contribution, Cycle to Work Scheme and Employee Assistance Scheme. DHI is a Disability Confident Committed Employer.

How to Apply:

Please use the  Job Description and Person Specification (on website) to complete an Application Form and Skills Form and send to before Midday 8th April 2022.

We strongly encourage you to complete our Equality & Diversity monitoring form to help us achieve a diverse workforce. The form does not form part of the selection process.

Project Lead - WECA Peer Academy


NJC PT 20-22 (£26,446 - £27,514) Depending on Experience


37.5 Hours Per Week

Contract Type:

Fixed Term until Dec 2022


DHI Head Office, St James Parade, Bath

Close Date:

Friday, 8 April 2022

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