Lead Peer Navigator

East Sussex

Hours 20 hours per week
Location East Sussex
Salary £28,312 per annum pro rata

Emerging Futures (EF) works across the country to support people affected by homelessness, addiction, and mental health challenges. Our greatest resource is our people, so we also offer generous annual leave, pension, employee assistance programme and other benefits. 

About the role 

As the Lead Peer Navigator, you will support the Area Service Manager to deliver the Changing Futures Programme across East Sussex. The programme aims to create an environment where individuals experiencing multiple disadvantage can receive flexible, trauma informed, person-centred support when they need it, leading to increased periods of stability and more opportunities to make positive changes in their lives. Multiple disadvantage refers to homelessness, current or historical offending, substance misuse, domestic abuse, and/or mental ill health.

As part of the role, you will lead on the supervision and training of our team of Peer Navigators who work on an outreach basis across the county. Alongside the team, you will provide personalised support for people facing multiple disadvantages, and utilise your own lived experiences to relate, communicate, engage, and support individuals as well as being an inspirational role model.

You will ensure data is collected, reported, and analysed to support the development of the programme. You will also work with our partner organisations to share key learning to achieve the common goal of positive behaviour change.

About you 

  • You will have some experience working in a management and support role, but we will provide you with the knowledge and training you need to work with clients in a holistic and person-centred way.
  • You are confident, approachable, and warm – someone who can deliver their best!
  • You are a problem solver and have good interpersonal and listening skills.
  • Patience and resilience come naturally to you, as this role can be emotive. 

What do our staff say about working for us? 

“My professional development is being addressed all the time. I have had so much training while I have been here.” 

“We try to create an environment where it’s ok not to be ok. I feel very blessed to be part of this organisation.” 


To apply for the role, submit your CV, along with a cover letter to hayley.territt@emergingfutures.org.uk

A full job description and person specification is available on the download button below. Please reference this to outline the skills and experience you can bring to the role in your cover letter, whilst telling us why you want to work for Emerging Futures. 

CV’s submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. 

Closing date 21st June 2024 

Anticipated interview dates are to be confirmed. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. 



If successful in securing an interview we will need to ask you about any unspent convictions as part of our duty of care.  A criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being offered a role; the decision will depend on the type of offence and its relevance to the role.  All of our roles require a criminal record check.

If you would like to discuss any convictions you may have beforehand, please contact info@emergingfutures.org.uk. All information will be dealt with according to the Emerging Futures Confidentiality Policy.

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