Recovery for all - Project Worker

Ara are the National Gambling Treatment Service Provider for Wales, Bristol, Gloucester, Wiltshire, North Somerset and Cornwall. They have been helping people experiencing gambling harm (including affected others) for many years, and last year treated, educated, and trained over 2,500 people.



Based: Remote Working (Covering Wales & South West England)

Contract: 2 Years Duration

Salary: £21,000 increasing to £24,000 upon successfully completing probation

Hours: Full time

Ara have a Project Worker position available within their gambling team, to work on an exciting new pilot aimed at reducing gambling harm inequalities within Culturally Linguistic and Diverse communities in their geographic areas.

Research suggests that Culturally Linguistic and Diverse communities in the UK has been disproportionately impacted by the effects of COVID-19, and this includes gambling-related harms. The successful candidate will be working on a partnership project developed between Beacon Counselling Trust (in the North West) and Ara.

This role is essential to successfully delivering their vision to support increasing number of beneficiaries to recover from gambling harms. Below are some of the key tasks; these (together with many others) ensure the successful delivery of the project:

  • Implement a culturally appropriate ‘train-the-trainer’ model to deliver gambling harm reduction education.
  • Increase knowledge of gambling harm and treatment options among the South Asian population.
  • Improve referral pathways to treatment for those experiencing harms, especially with under-represented groups.

The ideal candidate will have experience of:

  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities
  • Developing partnership working with agencies across sectors
  • Creating and delivering presentations to a diverse set of stakeholders

As well as have:

  • Excellent communication, presentation and report writing skills
  • A good understanding of South Asian culture and the confidence to build new partnerships, gain trust and raise awareness within these geographic area South Asian communities
  • Be passionate about supporting people and treating everyone with compassion and kindness while promoting equality and diversity
  • Good knowledge of health and safety, safeguarding and data protection policies

Their Offer:

  • Salary - £21,000 increasing to £24,000 upon successfully completing probation
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (increasing with service up to 30 days plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension
  • Life Insurance (3x Salary)
  • Comprehensive Sick Pay Scheme

This is an exciting time to join Ara, and they are keen to grow their services with likeminded people who are passionate about supporting people. If this role sounds like you, then they want you on their team.

Click here to download the Job Description and Person Specification

Closing date for applications: Thursday 12th August 2021

How to apply: Please send a covering letter explaining why you would be perfect for the role to - RoniAdjei(at) or ChloeDiamond(at)


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Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

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01686 626 220

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