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We recruit a number of different roles for our centres in Wiltshire, London, Bournemouth and Liverpool. The information below is just a sample of some of the roles we have.

Addiction Counsellors

Our counsellors work with clients to help them find their way to recovery facilitating group and individual counselling sessions. We look for counsellors with a qualification in counselling and experience of working with clients with substance misuse problems.


We have a variety of challenging administration roles throughout our projects. The work can include collecting and analysing information, producing statistics and handling correspondence as well as maintaining the national drug and alcohol database.

Head of Service

This role has overall responsibility for a given project. Heads of service are senior managers responsible for the smooth running of the service and managing a team.

Nurses and Healthcare Assistants

Nurses and healthcare assistants work with our clients going through detoxification while in residential treatment in Wiltshire, and are part of the multi-disciplinary team working alongside the counsellors. We also recruit nurses and healthcare assistants to our bank so if you are interested then contact the HR team using the contact details below.

Support Workers

Support workers guide clients through our structured day programme in our Bournemouth project. This role is ever changing, challenging but rewarding, so we seek out people who are adaptable but well organised.


Our tutors teach degree courses in addictions counselling at our education centre in Warminster.

Our teams are made up of people with differing experiences of addiction – some are in recovery themselves or are close to someone in recovery, but equally others have no personal links to addiction but have made the decision to specialise in this field.

We pride ourselves on the quality of the training and development opportunities we provide to our employees in the specialist field of addiction treatment.

To enquire about any vacancies we may have please email the HR team at or give us a call on 01747 832027.

Would you like to volunteer for Action on Addiction?

We value the time provided by volunteers and are always encouraged by the number of people who want to help us.

We have a range of volunteer opportunities from general administration, fundraising, events, communications, client support work, creative skills, gardening and maintenance.

If you would be interested in volunteering with Action on Addiction, please complete a volunteer application form, indicating what you are interested in. Alternatively if you would like to discuss volunteer opportunities further, please contact us.

There are also a number of other ways you can help us.

For further information, please call 0300 330 0659.

Action on Addiction is a company limited by guarantee registered in England | Company Number 05947481 Registered Charity Number 1117988
Registered office: Action on Addiction, Head Office, East Knoyle, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6BE