Mental Health Recovery Worker #1082

Project: Archway

Location: Brighton & Hove

Reference Number: 1082

Hours per Week: 37 & 25.5

Salary: £25,301 per annum

Job Description

7 Months Fixed Term contract x 3

Are you looking for a rewarding and interesting job within a friendly and supportive team?  Do you have excellent interpersonal skills and feel motivated to help people with mental health needs to find their feet and move forwards positively?

 If so, BHT Sussex is looking for a Mental Health Recovery Worker to join our team at the Archway Project.

 The Mental Health Recovery Worker role is akin to a Support Worker or Project Worker role.

We offer:

  • A supportive team and management
  • A culture of continuous development and creative support
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • A competitive salary for comparative roles in the field
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme 5.5% employer’s pension contribution (the level of this is reviewed annually).
  • Generous Annual Leave entitlement

 Archway consists of two residential properties in Hove:

Stepdown at Sackville Gardens is a 5-bed service providing short term (up to 16 weeks), intensive support for people who are medically fit to leave hospital, but do not have a residential service available to immediately support them on a longer-term basis. This service provides double-cover, 24 hours a day.  This is an exciting pilot scheme planned for a duration of 7 months.

Portland Road is a 9-bed residential service providing transitional placements for up to two years with the aim of helping clients move on to less supported accommodation.

Most clients move into Archway after time in hospital. We bridge the gap between hospital and the community by encouraging people to gain a greater understanding of what keeps them well, safe and motivated, as well as supporting them to move on to accommodation tailored to their individual needs in the future.

We adopt a person-centred and holistic approach to support, with an emphasis on client involvement and co-production.

Both properties are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have a rating of ‘Outstanding’

 A quote from an Archway client:

“Archway has changed my life for the better.  Being at Archway has made me more confident, aware of my own circumstances and helped me move away from a bad time”

 Job Summary

 We are looking for Mental Health Recovery Workers to join our new pilot at Sackville Gardens.  This is an exciting opportunity to be part of shaping a new service and delivering vital support for those in need. The contact is fixed term but with the likelihood of an extension beyond the contracted period.

The MHRW will:

  • Provide empathic and responsive person-centred support to clients with enduring mental health needs and support with all aspects of positive behaviour change, empowerment, and motivation
  • Promote positive well-being through a holistic approach to support and contribute to the physical and psychological safety of residents
  • Work as part of a reflective and supportive team, contributing to co-production and service development
  • Administer medication

 Job Details:  2 x Full Time – 37 hours per week

  • Fixed contract for 7 months
  • Salary £23,832 plus Anti-Social Hours Enhancement of £1,469 pro rata per annum. Total Expected Annual Salary – £25,301 pa (£13.15 per hour)
  • 5% employer’s pension contribution (the level of this is reviewed annually).
  • Annual Leave entitlement starts at 25 working days

 Job Details:  1 x Part Time – 26.5 hours per week

  • Fixed contract for 7 months
  • Salary £23,832 (pro rata- expected 17,069) plus Anti-Social Hours Enhancement of £1,469 (pro rata-expected £1,052). Total Expected Annual Salary – £18,121 per annum (£13.15 per hour)
  • 5% employer’s pension contribution (the level of this is reviewed annually).
  • Annual Leave entitlement starts at 25 working days (pro rata)

 BHT is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from anyone with the requisite skills and experience.  We are committed to an organisational culture that values people from all backgrounds, and welcome applications from all members of the community.


Closing date

Closing Date: Monday 30 May 2022 12.00pm

Interview Date: Tuesday 7 June 2022

Application Pack

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Application form Criminal offences declaration formRecruitment monitoring form

How to apply

  1. Download and complete all the forms in the application pack.
  2. Attach all the completed documents to an email. The title of the email should read: (Your name): BHT job reference – (job reference number).
  3. Send your application to