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Now taking applicants for an exciting new job opportunity at CADAS

Building Better Opportunities: Getting Cumbria to Work – Keyworker

37.5 hours per week / £22,230 pa

Fixed Term until 30th June 2023

Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service have an exciting new vacancy for Keyworker on the Building Better Opportunities: Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) partnership project.


Based at CADAS, your role will involve supporting our clients (existing and new) to progress towards or secure employment by overcoming barriers through the provision of peer support as part of the Getting Cumbria to Work (GCtW) Barrow and South Lakeland partnership, led by Cumbria CVS. This might involve in-depth 1:1 support, confidence building, and support accessing work experience or retraining opportunities.  You will signpost clients to relevant BBO GCtW partners to help them get specific support in areas including debt advice, mental health, or substance use.

Being able to show the impact of this work on the beneficiaries will be key so applicants must have a sound understanding of and competency in administrative processes, reporting tools and Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel, and Access.
This is a hybrid role working from home and from our Barrow office. You will also be expected to work from our Kendal office as well as attend team meetings at venues throughout the county (mostly Kendal, Penrith, and Carlisle) and occasionally work outside of normal working hours.  Access to a vehicle is required.

CADAS offers some great benefits to employees, including a 6% company pension, 36 days paid holiday (pro-rata) and flexible working.

This is a regulated position, and you would be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

For more information and to apply, please download the documents below. When applying, be sure to highlight how you meet the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the person specification.

Applications must be returned by 9am on Wednesday 1st June via email to

If you would like to talk to someone about the post you can call our South Services Manager, Gail Jenson on 07493 865637.

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview on Wednesday 8th June 2022.

BBO GCtW Job Description Person Spec

BBO GCtW Keyworker April ’22 Information About the Role

CADAS Application For Employment V1 Feb ’21

CADAS Equality and Diversity monitoring form updated 20 12 19 – MASTER

CADAS Impact Report 2019-2020

CADAS Structure 03-03-2022

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