Working for Barod

Working for Barod offers more than just your standard job role...

Barod (formerly known as Drugaid) is a DACW (Drug and Alcohol Charities Wales) partner, providing holistic and therapeutic support across all our projects.

We are a leading provider of innovative and quality services within the field of substance misuse and are confident that this is largely due to attracting and retaining quality staff.

Working for Barod can be a highly rewarding vocation, working in a challenging but inclusive, supportive environment, where you can build and develop your career with us.

We offer frontline opportunities working directly with our service users, their families, the general public and volunteers, as well as business support roles which offer development in areas such as bid writing, policy and research, fundraising, communications, data, human resources and finance.

Barod Values

We employ passionate and motivated team-players who share our organisational values.  We want our staff to live our values and behaviours as they are at the heart of everything that we do.

Drugaid values:

  •  Integrity
  •  Honesty
  •  Equality
  •  Positive attitude
  •  Empathy
  •  Trust
  •  Family

If you share our values and believe you could make a difference, whether working directly with our stakeholders or within business support, then please visit our ‘current vacancies’ page for details of current opportunities.

Barod Employee Benefits

Since 2014,Barod (formerly known as Drugaid) have held the coveted Investors in People Silver award in recognition of our commitment to developing our workforce.

We listen to the needs and ideas of our employees and provide opportunity for everybody to help shape and define our goals. We seek to reward our employees for their commitment and offer the following tangible benefits package, when choosing to work for Barod:

  •  Investment in your career via our in-house training and development program.
  •  Regular support via supervision, appraisal and access to our best-practice sharing intranet platform.
  •  Competitive salaries within the charity sector.
  •  Annual Leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days per annum (FTE), excluding bank holidays.
  •  Life assurance scheme that pays up to 2 times annual salary.
  •  Pension scheme with employer contribution of 8%.
  •  Health Cash Plan through SimplyHealth.
  •  Time off in Lieu.

Equality and Diversity

Drugaid are committed to upholding the principles of equality and diversity, within our recruitment practices and our service provision. We are committed to valuing differences between people and understanding the positive benefits for the organisation of employing a diverse range of talented people.

We promote equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all members of the community, including those who have been directly and indirectly affected by substance misuse.

Due to the nature of the work we do, the majority of roles within Barod are subject to the outcome of an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and satisfactory references.

However, holding a criminal record will not automatically omit you from being eligible to work for us. Decisions regarding suitability will be made based upon the nature, circumstance and background to the offence(s) committed. Criminal records are taken into account for suitability purposes only when a conviction is deemed relevant. All applicants will receive fair and equitable treatment and will be considered solely on ability and suitability to carry out the role.