Brigstowe are recruiting a Diabetes Peer Support Coordinator

Following a successful pilot project, providing peer mentoring for people living with Type 2 Diabetes, Brigstowe have secured funding to continue this exciting project for another year.  The service started in September 2018 and was developed in partnership with Bristol Community Health.  We are now working in partnership with Sirona Care and Health. At the end of the first year, we carried out an evaluation of the service which you can find here.  The service helps people with type 2 diabetes to come to terms with their diagnosis, live well and take control of their health. The Peer Mentor Co-ordinator will be responsible for coordinating this service including assessing mentees, facilitating matches and providing support and supervision to our peer mentors.

It will be a varied and exciting role and you will be able to see first-hand the impact that peer mentoring can have on people’s lives. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the difference that peer mentoring can make, has excellent organisational and communication skills and is confident working with a diverse range of staff, volunteers and service users. This service was put on hold during COVID-19 lock down but we are now looking forward to relaunching it in November 2020. Please note the relaunch of the service will initially be a digital service looking to returning to face-to-face (with elements of digital delivery) as lock down restrictions ease. You will join a collaborative, supportive, motivated and dynamic team and receive:

  • 26 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • 6% pension contribution
  • ongoing training and development opportunities
  • regular one-to-one supervision

Salary:  £23,080

Hours:   37 hours per week (full time week). Hours will include evening & weekend work.

Contract: 1 year (we are hopeful that we will secure continuation funding from Sirona Care & Health which will enable us to extend the contract or make it permanent).

Please see the Job Specification  for more information. To apply for this role please fill in an  Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form and submit them via email to

If you would like more information on this role, please get in touch. We welcome applicants from any section of the community and we particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as well as people living with or affected by diabetes as these communities are under-represented at Brigstowe.

The deadline for application is 9am on Friday 2nd October with interviews on Thursday 8th October in the afternoon which will take place on Zoom. We look forward to receiving your application.