Substance Misuse Nurse – Residential Detoxification Service in Oxford

We are currently recruiting for a Substance Misuse Nurse to join the team at SMART Howard House in Oxford.

The role: Substance Misuse Nurse (Qualified Independent Prescriber preferred).

Hours: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary or Permanent.

Salary: c.£35K – £42K + Recruitment Bonus (pro rata).

Location: Residential Detoxification Unit in Oxford.

Benefits: 27+ days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata) / 6% employer pension contribution / On-site parking / Employee Assistance/Staff Discount scheme (Staff Treats).

About the role

At SMART Howard House, situated near to the centre of Oxford, you would be working closely within a successful, committed and caring team of ten. The service is commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council Public Health Team and has been rated Good by CQC in November 2018.

SMART Howard House is a unique 10-bed project, providing a 12-week therapeutic programme in parallel to medically managed detoxification from alcohol and opiates. Service users are supported through a period of significant and visible change, making this an extremely rewarding role.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and passionate Nurse to contribute to the ongoing success of the service.  This exciting role will offer the successful candidate the chance to make a lasting difference to the lives of our service users. The role requires a high level of independent working and competency and provides a number of varied and interesting development opportunities for the right applicant.

This is a rolling recruitment process and will remain open until the right candidate is confirmed in post.

For further information regarding the position, please see Job Description below or contact

SMART CJS is committed to the principles of diversity and equality of opportunity and is striving to ensure that its workforce is representative of the communities it serves.

Clearance for this role: Enhanced DBS.

Apply for this post

Application is via application form only, CV’s will not be accepted.  

Download the SMART Howard House Nurse – Job Description and Person Specification 2021.

Download and complete the SMART Employment Application Form

Completed application forms to be sent to


SMART has been delivering services to service users with Complex Needs since 1996.

Our innovative projects are designed to support recovery and reintegration into local communities, build confidence, self-esteem, develop skills and build recovery capital.

We are a small charity with a big heart; putting the service user at the centre of everything we do.

Our mission is to provide safe spaces to work with vulnerable people within our communities, empowering them to make positive changes and take control of their lives. We are proud of our culture and our values to be: Trustworthy, Respectful, Helpful and Honest.

About SMART Howard House

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