Peer Learning Coach and Recovery Tutor Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

  • Full Time
  • London NW1
  • 30,279 - 33,116 £ / Month

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

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  • £30,279 – £33,116 a year

Job type

  • Full-time


London NW1

Full job description

We are looking fora creative, dynamic and highly motivated peer coach and tutor with lived mental health experience.

The Recovery College brings together two sets of expertise – professional or expert by profession and lived experience or expert by experience in an inclusive, welcoming and learning college environment. All of the courses provided at the college are designed to contribute towards well-being and personal recovery for all.

Our students are at the heart of all what we offer them additional learning support and guidance called Learning Guidance Conversations.

Peer support workers use their lived experienced of mental and physical health difficulties as a platform to highlight the recovery model. Peer workers are also referred to as experts by experience.

For more information on peer support and Recovery Colleges, please see below:

IMROC Peer Support Workers: Theory and Practice – ImROC – Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change

HEE Peer support workers | Health Education England (

The role requires the individual/s:
To support college students in exploring learning opportunities. This includes (but is not limited to) identifying, choosing, applying and if necessary, attending college courses. These discussions often happen within Learning Guidance Conversations (LGC) and are an opportunity for current and potential students to practice agency over their self-care.

To work with the Recovery College team in the design and delivery of recovery focused courses and workshops for services users, their supporters, and staff. The service works within the ethos of co-production and promotes inclusive ways of working for staff and students.

To liaise with and engage other services and organisations to promote, develop and embed the principles of recovery orientated practice across the community.

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

If you have the right values for the Camden& Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be supported by a programme of continuous training and development.

The partnership between Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming the North London Mental Health Partnership.

Please see the attachments with job description and person specification. Please also note the suggestion that your statement is tailored to meet the requested person specification for the role.


Good written and spoken English

Good general education with Math’s and English to GCSE standard or equivalent

Qualification in education or Health subjects

Teaching qualification in Adult Learning Education

Coaching qualification


Confidence with Microsoft packages including Outlook and MS Teams

Working in a recovery focused and socially inclusive manner, supporting people who use services to achieve goals.

Good presentation skills

Confident with public speaking

Good in writing reports

Ability to learn new software as needed by post

Evidence of on-going personal development

Literate and articulate, motivated and enthusiastic and working as a team


Ability of producing written plans of recovery.

Ability to share relevant personal recovery in a group and 1:1 settings

Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, using own initiative

Ability to travel freely across the boroughs

Able to support students in time of distress

Be able to support families and carers within duties of own role

Self-awareness with a sense of respect for others

Able to identify own stressors and take appropriate action to prevent negative impact of this on wellbeing and seek appropriate and timely support

Ability to deal with pressure, meet deadlines, prioritize and delegate

Communication-excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal


Lived experience of health and/or mental health challenges and ability to demonstrate own recovery journey.

Experience of using and sharing a range of self- management and/or recovery tools and techniques

Experience of Adult teaching

Experience of working in co-production way

Experience in Service User involvement and empowerment.

Experience of working collaboratively with Mental and /or health professionals and/or social care representatives in trust and community

Experience of inducting, supporting and coaching volunteers


Knowledge and understanding of the Recovery approach in working with people who experience mental and/or health challenges.

Knowledge and experience of working withing peer support worker framework

Knowledge of co-production

Knowledge of recovery language and model positive, non-discriminatory, non-jargon, non-medicalised language in all areas of work

Knowledge of understanding of and commitment to Service User Involvement and empowerment


Ability to work flexibly.

Willingness to positively share your own life experiences, personal experiences of mental and/or health problems with students

Able to treat others with respect and dignity at all times

Ability to work as a team member

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