Addiction, Health, Behaviour Change | CGL

Career development at Change Grow Live

As a member of staff at Change Grow Live we will nurture and support you to develop your career and reach your full potential.

Many of our staff including some of our senior managers and our Chief Executive started with us as front-line workers, volunteers or peer mentors. They have been able to progress their careers through hard work and commitment, supported by many learning and development opportunities. A significant number of our paid members of staff are also former service users. 

Often service users tell us that as part of their growth they would relish an opportunity to give back and, with some guidance, gain the skills and experience that will lead to a more fulfilling life. We have a number of voluntary roles available for former service users, such as Service User Representative, Recovery Coach, Peer Mentor or Volunteer, all of which have variations that enable more choices and opportunities. When a volunteer is ready to move to full-time employment, we have the role of Recovery Champion, which can help support that progression. 

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    Our new Chief Exec originally joined us as a front-line worker

"I love what I do on a day to day basis. I actually look forward to coming to work. One of the things about CGL is if you want to grow you’ve got room to grow. I want to grow in my career and I will!"
Shima - Engagement Coordinator
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Personalised learning and development
You will have a personal performance development framework which identifies your needs and sets clear targets and goals. Your learning is coordinated through an online learning management system, which provides you with a personalised dashboard bringing together supervision, appraisal, online courses and tailored resources. You will also be able to take time off to pursue relevant higher education qualifications.

Our medical director and clinical experts provide a framework for continuing professional development for all the clinical professions, including psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors and nurses. We also provide the post qualifying ‘assisted supported year in employment’ (ASYE) for social workers.
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Leadership development programme
We have a well-established leadership development programme which provides competency training and support for those entering and progressing through management. We are also developing specific support for female, BAME, disabled and LGBT staff, to improve representation in senior leadership roles.
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We are committed to developing evidence-based practice that shows what we do is effective. You will have the opportunity to participate in the development of research that will enable us to improve our practice and demonstrate our impact. Our research is published so other practitioners in the field can learn from our findings and improve their service delivery.
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