Peer Mentoring Service Training and Volunteer Coordinator

Closing Date:
February 23, 2018 at 12.00

NewLink Wales


We’re looking for an experienced, knowledgeable Training and Volunteer Coordinator, with a passion for helping people change their lives, to join the NewLink Wales & Gofal staff who form our Peer Mentoring team.

About Us:

We help people get their lives back on track.

There are many reasons why that needs to happen.  A history of substance misuse, mental illness, long-term unemployment – there’s a long list of circumstances that can make people feel they’ve lost control of their lives.  We’re here to show them how they can get it back – and how, through relapse prevention, they can keep it.

In a nutshell?  We exist to build futures.


Through volunteering. We supply substance misuse and wider wellbeing organisations with dedicated, motivated and fully-trained volunteers. We place volunteers in organisations across Wales. Their work is often essential to the running of services.

Through training. We train professionals who work in substance misuse and wider wellbeing organisations. We give them the facts, the confidence, and the capabilities to prevent problematic substance misuse before it happens, and where it has, to support people through recovery.

Through showing the way forward. We run programmes that allow people in recovery to get out into their communities, get involved in something meaningful, and get back to being who they are. By cementing their recovery, we can help them prevent relapses and maintain control of their lives.

NewLink Wales was setup in 1999 with a simple aim: to boost what the substance misuse sector in Wales could do.  We wanted to help the sector go further, reach more people, prevent harm before it happens, and – where it has – to help re-shape more lives.

And that’s still what we do – but we’ve since widened our remit to allow us to help more people.  The same paths, ideas, and training that help those recovering from substance misuse can also be used to help others, too.

So we’re now a wellbeing organisation.  It’s a change that means that more services, more people and more communities can benefit from what we do. If an idea works, it’s worth sharing.

Job Role:

You’ll be supporting the team, identifying ways in which we can improve the service and meet the needs of those we help, delivering training courses to service participants, and managing volunteering opportunities, placements and events. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that’s making a genuine and lasting difference to people across Cardiff and Cwm Taf, helping them to develop their skills, find their confidence, and build their futures.

The Peer Mentoring Service complements existing treatment, care and support services. Through mentoring support, the Service helps people move on with their lives and allow them to thrive. The Service is designed to help people move towards employment and, ultimately, gain economic independence.

The Service is delivered by a range of providers across Wales, with NewLink Wales and Gofal taking responsibility for delivery across the Cwm Taf and Cardiff and Vale Health Board Areas.

Job Description available for download here:  PMS Training Volunteer Coordinator JD

Terms and Conditions available for download here: NewLink Wales Terms and Conditions 2017

Additional Information:

The scheme has been made possible by funding from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Interview date TBA

To Apply:

Please complete the Employment Application form below, and the optional Equal Opportunities form:

NewLink Wales Application for Employment 2017 Digital) (1)

NewLink Wales Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2017 (Digital)

Prefer to print these off to complete, and return via post or as a scan? You’ll want these versions –


NewLink Wales Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 2017 (Print)

Please note: please do not submit your CV – this is not required for the application process

Return this form to: D Morris, Interim CEO, NewLink Wales, Meridian Court, North Road, Cardiff CF14 3BE or

The closing date for applications is 12noon on Friday 23 February 2018.