Men’s Programme Coordinator

Reports To: Adullam Programme Manager

Contract Type: Fixed term for 3 years (in the first instance)

Salary: circa £24,000 – £27,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Hours: Hours are variable to a maximum of 37 hours per week and may include evening or weekend working as required.

We will consider requests for flexible working; such as flexible hours, an element of working from home, compressed hours.

Closing Date: Monday 18 March 2024

Documents: Job Description (PDF, 200kb)


To apply, please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you feel you are right for the role, to

Who we are:

The Adullam Programme is a charity based in Lancaster, which offers people within the community an opportunity to build new friendships, learn new skills and receive help and advice for life’s challenges, such as low mental health, addiction, isolation, relationship trauma, low self-esteem, loneliness or imprisonment.

Our programme is split into three areas:

  1. Connections Hub – our telephone ‘triage’ to help local people find the right support for them
  2. Community Programme – a range of weekly groups, courses and activities to promote better mental health, wellbeing and vocational skills. Over a typical year period, we will work intensely with 80 people across our programmes
  3. Residential Programme – residential accommodation for men in second stage addiction recovery, our aim being to help them transition into independent living, within a supportive community. Due to the size of the house we can work with up to 8 men per year.

Our mission is to support all our participants to develop and fulfil their potential and purpose within the context of a safe community, and to lead a full and positive life in the most effective and meaningful way.

As part of the Adullam team you will work alongside the existing Programme Managers and volunteers, in helping to provide the most successful outcomes for our participants.


Job Description

The Men’s Programme Coordinator role within Adullam is extremely varied and will encompass a range of tasks which may include any or all of those detailed below :

Community Programme Delivery

  • To contribute to the delivery of the Adullam Community Programme, including the ongoing development, resourcing and running of the various community activities, (eg. Walk with a Doc, Cooking on a Budget, Celebrate Recovery, Living Life to the Full).
  • To respond to all male referrals onto the Community Programme, liaising with the relevant agencies and arranging one to one discussion, if desired, to ascertain their specific needs and channel them towards the appropriate activities.
  • To build positive relationships with all Adullam referrals and/or participants ensuring they receive a high standard of support during their time with Adullam.
  • To build and support the volunteer team to facilitate the community activities, including timely communication of information and identifying any training needs as necessary.
  • To build positive relationships with other service providers in the area, seeking opportunity for mutual and/or partner working where appropriate.
  • To undertake regular feedback and evaluation of activities to identify areas of improvement, adjustment and needs analysis where opportunities for growth may arise.
  • To ensure programme activities are safe and inclusive for participants and comply with Adullam’s Health and Safety Policy and Safeguarding Policy to protect the health, safety and welfare of all involved.


Residential Programme Delivery

  • To respond to all referrals onto the Residential Programme, liaising with the local rehabilitation units and arranging pre-admission interviews and checks, to ascertain their suitability for the Adullam house.
  • To oversee the day-to-day management of the Adullam Residential programme, including the ongoing support of its residents, including having regular one to one catch ups and reviews, overseeing the weekly timetable, and supporting residents as they prepare to transition into independent living.
  • To attend Hope Church services, at least once a month, in support of the Adullam residents
  • To ensure random drug and alcohol testing is conducted on the residents on a regular basis, to ensure their safety within the house.
  • To build and support the volunteer team in order to ensure the residents benefit from a healthy community around them.
  • To implement the Adullam disciplinary policy as and when necessary.
  • To build positive relationships with Hope Church as landlords, ensuring any maintenance and/or repair works needed at the house are carried out in a timely manner.
  • To build positive relationships with other rehabilitation units and providers in the area, seeking opportunity for mutual and/or partner working where appropriate.
  • To ensure the Adullam house is safe and inclusive for all residents and complies with Adullam’s Health and Safety Policy and Safeguarding Policy to protect the health, safety and welfare of all involved.



  • Networking : To build relationships with the various statutory agencies, authorities, rehabilitation units and other organisations in Lancaster, contributing to the growth and development of Adullam by being an ambassador for the work.
  • Budget Management : To be responsible for ensuring that the men’s community and/or residential activities operate within the agreed allocated budget(s).
  • Fundraising : To contribute to the fund raising activities of Adullam in providing necessary metrics and data as required.
  • Safeguarding : To respond appropriately to any safeguarding concerns: demonstrating an understanding of, and complying at all times with Adullam’s procedures for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all participants, staff and volunteers.
  • Data Protection : To ensure all data and record keeping is up to date and held in compliance with the charity’s Data Protection policy
  • Meetings : To attend and contribute to team and management meetings as necessary for the effective running of the programme.
  • Supervision : To actively take part in Adullam’s appraisal and supervision processes and be responsive to constructive challenge, advice, feedback and direction as part of a process of continuous improvement; taking responsibility for your own professional development, identifying and attending training which will support growth in the role.

The charity may also request tasks which are not defined above but are reasonable and in direct support of the effective operation of the programme.


Person Specification

Part 1: Knowledge and Experience



• Experience of encouraging and motivating participants and volunteers ensuring excellent working relationships and a high standard of support
• Experience of working with diverse community groups, with a specific interest in building stronger communities and seeing people’s lives changed.
• Experience of successfully engaging, befriending and supporting vulnerable individuals and maintaining that support over considerable periods.
• Experience of operating administrative procedures in line with Data Protection regulations.
• A good understanding of safeguarding issues and a commitment to Adullam’s procedures for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of vulnerable adults.


• Lived experience of rehabilitation and recovery.
• Experience of building effective networks with other service providers and agencies.
• Understanding of mental health related issues
• Understanding of the charity and mental health sector


Part 2: Skills and Attributes



  • Ability to demonstrate emotional intelligence and empathy to support vulnerable and troubled individuals.
  • Ability to rapidly connect and build empathy and trust with a broad range of people, from participants to partners.
  • Ability to work under own initiative and manage competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Good level of communication skills, both written and oral, appropriate to a wide range of audiences
  • Basic IT skills including ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Ability to work as a team player and with colleagues across all levels of the charity.
  • Sensitivity to the Christian ethos of the charity and commitment to the aims of the Adullam Programme


Full UK driving licence and access to own car