Quick facts
  • What we do:
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  • UK locations:
    Scotland, South East, South West, Yorkshire & Humber, North West, North East, London, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, National
  • Contact
    • 67-69 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 6PU

About Addaction

What is it like to work for Addaction

My Manager
My Manager
Addaction is an approved centre with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and employs a Management Development specialist to deliver a range of qualifications within the ILM framework. These qualifications contribute to the individual development of their managers as well as helping to ensure consistency of management practices across the organisation. They have also made the Level 3 Award in Leadership & Management available to their aspiring team leaders to help them develop them in anticipation of their career development and many of those have taken up this opportunity have already moved into their first management roles. The company have recently piloted an ILM Award in Coaching and the feedback from this is helping them to shape their future coaching and talent management strategy. Their ILM courses are very well received and consistently achieve a 99% positive satisfaction rating. Their managers also benefit from a wide range of eLearning modules covering aspects of leadership and management as part of their online learning provisions. This includes practical modules covering budgets, health and safety and legislative requirements as well as modules covering leadership styles and team working. In addition, they deliver a range of HR workshops to their managers to support them in their practice in recruitment and selection and supervision and performance management of their employees in addition to the potentially more challenging areas of employee relations and conducting investigations. These are developed by their HR practitioners in collaboration with L&D practitioners and enjoy an average positive satisfaction rating of 95%.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Addaction aim to recruit employees who have the right mix of skills, experience, attitudes and beliefs to perform their role in a way that matches their values and standards. They then ensure that each employee has the opportunity to develop and learn to enable them to deliver the best possible recovery services. Employee development adopts a blended approach including qualifications, classroom training and online learning. Their classroom training is delivered by qualified trainers who have extensive experience of working in the substance misuse sector. With a focus on skills development, they develop their front line practitioners in using evidenced based psychosocial interventions with their service users. Their holistic approach to providing recovery services means that they also ensure their front line practitioners develop skills to support service users presenting with a range of issues including mental health, domestic abuse and self-harm. The company consistently achieve over 96% positive satisfaction rating for their classroom training. Their classroom training also supports any non-professionally qualified front line employee to gain a QCF qualification working in substance misuse which they have to achieve in their first year of employment. For non-practitioner employees they have worked with an awarding body to develop a new bespoke CQF qualification to raise awareness of substance misuse issues in their wider employee population. Their online learning is a particular success story. Since they started to develop their online learning provision in 2011, Addaction have won numerous awards and recognition for their provision which includes both mandatory and professional development modules.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Addaction has a quarterly staff award scheme whereby any member of staff can nominate a fellow worker or team for an award. The award process is based on the organisations guiding principles and the behavioural competencies that are needed to work effectively. Every application asks the writer to explain how the individual or the team demonstrates collaboration, ethical, inspiring resilience and self-challenging. The writer then says how that individual meets the above behaviours and the process is then assessed by the Chief Executive, the Executive Director of HR and the Executive Director of Operations. This panel assess each quarter’s applications and determines a winner or joint winner. The winner(s) are then invited to the next Board of Trustee meeting to receive their award and a voucher of £150 for their online store/ physical store of their choice. All of those nominated for an award are mentioned on the organisations intranet and the e award winners are then published online.

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  • Women

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  • Pensions

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  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:


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  • Male : Female:

    29% / 71%

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