Appropriate Adult Duty Pager Holder – Nights

Appropriate Adult Duty Pager Holder – Nights

Location – Homebased (within Essex with the ability to travel within the County)
Hours – 12 hours per week
Working Pattern – 3 nights a week on rotating shift pattern (11pm to 3am)
Salary – £21,500 pro rata per annum
Closing date – 27th May 2022

The Appropriate Adult Duty Pager Holder will respond to requests via a pager system for an Appropriate Adult to attend a police station within Essex. Between the hours of 11pm and 3am, you may attend the custody suites to support as an Appropriate Adult.

What you’ll be doing
You will act as a pager holder to facilitate and co-ordinate the on-call service and be the primary link between the police and the volunteers. Should the call be for an Appropriate Adult between the hours of 11pm and 3am, you will attend the custody suite to support the interview taking place.

What it’s like to work for Open Road

Open Road provides drug and alcohol treatment and offender support services across Essex & Kent including a range of interventions that deliver mentoring, advice and information programmes. Our mission is to empower a diverse range of individuals, families and communities to lead healthy and more meaningful lives, free from addiction, offending behaviour and disadvantage, to ensure healthier, happier lifestyles.

Benefits to you
– £21,500 pro rata per annum
– 22 days Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays pro rata
– Royal London Pension and Death in Service benefit
– Access to our in-house Organisational Training Plan, and full training tailored to your development needs

Open Road has a comprehensive benefits package. To see our full offer please click here – Working for Open Road – Benefits

What you need
– You will be flexible, and able to work night shifts.
– Understanding of PACE would be desirable, but training can be given.
– Ability to drive and access to a car.
– Excellent communication, time management and administrative skills.
– A willingness to learn and work with a variety of people.
– Have a clear understanding of, and a commitment to safeguarding best practice.
– A commitment and ability to work in partnership with other agencies to achieve good outcomes for service users.

This position is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service at Enhanced Adult and Child level.


Please use the following link to complete our online application form.  Prior to starting please ensure you have all of the relevant information to hand.  Take time to review the job pack below as the shortlisting will be carried out with the Job Description and Person Specification in mind.

Open Road Application Form (online form)

Open Road Equal Opportunities Form (online form) 

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Open Road Application Form

Open Road Equal Opportunities Form

Open Road values and respects the diversity and individual differences of our services users, staff and our volunteers.

Job Pack

Job Description

Person Specification