Job description

As an Arrest Referral Worker, you will collaborate closely with law enforcement agencies, healthcare professionals, and community organisations to ensure that individuals receive appropriate interventions and access to necessary resources to address their substance misuse issues.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessing, advising and referring offenders, providing them the opportunity to access treatment to address their substance use.
  • Delivering all elements of substance use work including assertive engagement, harm reduction support (including naloxone provision), as well as other associated duties.
  • Providing brief interventions, advice, and information on harm reduction strategies to individuals at the point of arrest or during police custody.
  • Liaising with relevant agencies, including probation services, drug treatment providers, and social services, to coordinate comprehensive support for clients.
  • Delivering one-to-one support sessions to clients, focusing on reducing drug use, promoting healthier lifestyle choices, and facilitating access to relevant services.
  • Advocating for clients within the criminal justice system to ensure fair treatment and access to diversionary programs where appropriate.
  • Maintaining accurate and confidential records of client interactions, assessments, and interventions in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
  • Participating in multi-agency meetings and case conferences to review client progress and contribute to ongoing service improvement efforts.


  • Previous experience working with individuals who have substance misuse issues, preferably within a criminal justice or similar setting.
  • Knowledge of drug misuse issues, harm reduction strategies, and the criminal justice system in the UK.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and motivational skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse client populations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team and build positive relationships with partner agencies.
  • Commitment to maintaining professional boundaries, confidentiality, and ethical standards in all aspects of work.
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends, as required by operational needs.
  • Enhanced DBS, dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

Working with Archer Resourcing Ltd:

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities.

We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK criminal justice giving you the best chance of landing your next role.

We have a reputation for recruiting efficiently, however, we can only respond to candidates who meet the exact requirements of the position. If you have any queries about a role or application, then please call Archer direct on the provided contact details.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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