rtrgerryinner1"Our vision is to transform the North East of England from a place with one of the highest rates of alcohol, drug and other addictions to a region with with one of the highest rates of abstinence based recovery"

can you help us?

Job Opportunity:

Job Title: Manager  Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 (commensurate with skills and experience)   Responsible to: Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Do you want to work somewhere a bit different? Somewhere you can make a real difference to people’s lives? Then this could be the role for you…

About The Road to Recovery Trust: The Road to Recovery Trust was established five years ago by people who are themselves in recovery from addictions inspired by the transformative effects of recovery in our own lives and those of others.  All of the present Trustees are themselves or have loved ones in recovery.  The Charity now has a growing membership, website and social media presence and has recently opened George Street Social.

Job description

Purpose: The Road to Recovery Trust is a registered charity seeking a manager for Newcastle’s newest and most exciting social space. George Street Social is an alcohol and drug free venue designed for use by the community and individuals in recovery from addictions of all kinds.  The space is intended to be used for any purpose that helps people grow, flourish or improve any aspect of their physical, emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing.  The manager will be responsible for creating the warmest of welcomes to our volunteers and users of the space.  This will include developing a broad menu of activities and projects, supporting our volunteers, and actively engaging with the recovery community in George street.

Responsibilities: You will support the Board of Trustees by being responsible for the day to day running of all aspects of George Street Social including:

•           Managing café and facility hire to meet the aims of the Charity and income generation needs.

•           Develop programmes and events in support of the Charity’s aims and objectives.

•           Health and safety, risk assessment and ensuring that the facilities are always at their best.

•           Management of overall budget for George Street Social including both income and expenditure.

•           Management and motivation of all staff.

•           Volunteer recruitment, induction, and management matching volunteers with appropriate volunteering opportunities.

•           Promotion of George Street Social via all appropriate means.

•           Maintenance of all necessary records and administrative systems.

You are accountable to the Board and will report to the chair for day to day matters, to the treasurer and finance subcommittee for financial issues and to the Secretary of the Board for issues relating to governance and fundraising.

You will be required to work 37 hours per week which could include some weekends, public holidays and evenings.  We will consider applications from applicants who wish to work reduced contractual hours, and this should be detailed in a covering letter.

About you:

You should be able to demonstrate:

•           Previous experience of successfully managing in hospitality, events and customer service essential. Experience in a charitable organisation would be advantageous.

•           Experience of working to challenging financial targets.

•           Comfort using initiative and making basic decisions with minimum supervision.

•           Have a proven and demonstrable track record of supervising and managing a wide range of staff and volunteers.

•           Excellent communication skills.

•           Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, email, the Internet and social media.

•           Excellent organisational and planning skills, both in terms of own work and supporting the work of others.

•           Enjoyment of working with people in all their diversity and an empathy and understanding of their lives.

•           Display an understanding and appreciation of the value of volunteers.

•           Self-motivation and confidence.

•           An understanding and commitment to the principles of equal opportunities.

It’s not essential for you to have in-depth knowledge about the recovery community or addiction, but you should be in tune with the ethos and spirit of the Road to Recovery Trust and be sensitive to the needs of individuals in early recovery. Appropriate induction into 12 step recovery will be offered

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying, then please submit a CV along with a covering letter/email explaining why you are interested in the role and why we should pick you to:


If you’d like to visit or chat about the role, feel free to email and we’ll arrange for you to speak to a member of the Charity.

The closing date for CVs and covering letters will be 16 December 2016

The Road to Recovery Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.



Volunteering we’re looking for us much help as you can give!! Please click here for our volunterring form.

Join us – becoming a member is easy through either the online form here or by downloading the membership application form and posting the completed form to our registered address.

Donations The Trust now has a Just Giving page click here to donate and see what others are up to


What members do

  • Members support the aims and work of the Road to Recovery Trust.
  • Members elect the people who serve as trustees and take any decisions about changes to the articles which govern the Charity.
  • Members are invited to the Annual General Meeting.

What we will do

  •  We will keep our members informed of our work and progress and invite you to take part in events and activities

What we won’t do

  • We hold only the personal information we need to keep in touch with you and to comply with the regulations which all charities must do. Personal information is strictly confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than to keep you informed.
  • We will not disclose member information to any other organisation.

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