Operations Director - Specialist Directorate

£55,000 - £70,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Midlands/Milton Keynes

(Other locations considered where there is reasonable proximity to majority of services)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a creative and forward-thinking Operations Director to lead the Specialist directorate within Compass.

Compass works in communities currently within the Midlands, Yorkshire and London providing innovative and integrated health and wellbeing services for children, young people and adults. Our Specialist directorate is made up of pioneering risk taking behaviour and early help services for vulnerable children and young people/adults, and specialist substance misuse services for young people and adults. Our Universal and Targeted directorate provides transformational school aged healthy child programmes and prevention services. Over the past 5 years our portfolio has undergone significant expansion to deliver services that focus on a broader lifestyles agenda – substance misuse, sexual health, mental health and emotional wellbeing, and healthy relationships.

The Operations Director – Specialist services offers an exciting mix of strategic leadership, operational delivery, partnership and model development. As a member of the senior management team, you will work alongside a highly committed Board of Non-Executive Directors, bringing strong leadership, drive and passion to play an integral role in delivering the organisation’s strategic aims.

You will have senior management experience within community-based health and wellbeing services for children, young people and adults. You will foster a transformative and solution focused approach, working with Assistant Directors, Service Managers and topic experts to find innovative solutions to complex health and social problems. With highly developed leadership and interpersonal skills you will be able to motivate and inspire your team to exceed objectives and strive for excellence and develop long lasting partnerships. You will be creative in identifying and developing the right opportunities for innovation, development and growth and will have a track record in building successful relationships with key stakeholders and writing bids to secure new business.

If you are visionary, compassionate, commercially resourceful and able to demonstrate the highest personal values, you may be just the person we are looking for.

The full role description and further details on how to apply can be found in the candidate brief. Please send completed Application forms to hr@compass-uk.org

Closing date: 28 August 2017 (we may close earlier if high volumes of applications are received); Interviews:  Monday 4 September 2017

Compass is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value diversity at Compass and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

School Staff Nurse

Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service

Caldecote Hub

Full-time 37 hours - All year round

We will consider applications for part-time hours/job share

Salary Scale:  £21,777 - £28,323

Ref: 057.17

If you are a nurse and want to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families across Warwickshire then we need you to help us deliver a dynamic and innovative School Health & Wellbeing Service.

You will be based from our Caldecote hub which operates across the North of the County. You will work from a variety of settings including schools, partner agencies, children’s centres and homes. You will be required to work flexibly and creatively to best engage and meet the diverse health needs of the school aged population.

You will be an active member of the team working to deliver the Healthy Child Programme (5-19) within a locality and support a skill mix team to enable the efficient and effective delivery of the School Health and Wellbeing Service.

There will be a requirement for you to work independently and autonomously, to manage your own workload within a corporate caseload. There will also be a requirement to carry out some early evening and weekend working based on evidenced need.

We offer a range of benefits for our employees including:

  • Generous annual leave of 27 Days p.a, plus Public Bank Holidays
  • Typical working hours of Monday – Friday
  • Childcare voucher scheme  
  • Specsavers Eye test for VDU users
  • Generous pension scheme                                      
  • Employee assistance programme and OH service
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities

Closing date:  Sunday 13th August 2017

Interview date:  Thursday 24th August 2017

Compass is committed to equal opportunities.

As part of our safer recruitment process, an enhanced DBS check will be undertaken before appointment.

Compass is committed to equal opportunities.

School Staff Nurse

Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service

37 hours, all year round – Stratford upon Avon

Salary Scale: £21,777 - £28,323

We will consider applications for part-time hours/job share

Ref: 056.17

If you are a nurse and want to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families across Warwickshire then we need you to help us deliver a dynamic and innovative School Health & Wellbeing Service.

You will be based from our Stratford hub which operates across the South of the County. You will work from a variety of settings including schools, partner agencies, children’s centres and homes. You will be required to work flexibly and creatively to best engage and meet the diverse health needs of the school aged population.

You will be an active member of the team working to deliver the Healthy Child Programme (5-19) within a locality and support a skill mix team to enable the efficient and effective delivery of the School Health and Wellbeing Service.

There will be a requirement for you to work independently and autonomously, to manage your own workload within a corporate caseload. There will also be a requirement to carry out some early evening and weekend working based on evidenced need.

You will share Compass’ commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

An Enhanced DBS check will be undertaken before appointment can be confirmed.

We offer a range of benefits for our employees including:

  • Generous annual leave of 27 Days p.a, plus Public Bank Holidays
  • Typical working hours of Monday – Friday
  • Childcare voucher scheme  
  • Specsavers Eye test for VDU users
  • Generous pension scheme                                      
  • Employee assistance programme and OH service
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities

To apply, please send completed Application and Equality Monitoring forms to recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date:  Sunday 6th August 2017

Interview date: Thursday 17th August

Compass is committed to equal opportunities.

Family Brief Intervention Worker

Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service Caldecote Hub (Nuneaton)

Salary:  Cira £19,100 p .a

Fulltime: 37 hours (All Year Round)

Flexible working maybe considered

Ref: 055/17

Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing service is a highly innovative, visible, accessible and confidential outcome focussed service that reduces health inequalities and improves the health and wellbeing of school aged children and young people in Warwickshire. The Service is managed by Compass; a national charity.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who wants to make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families across Warwickshire by helping us deliver the Healthy Child Programme. The successful candidate will be based at Caldecote and will work as an active member of the School Nurse team. 

Daily tasks will include the delivery of a range of delegated activities.  These could include providing families will advise around behaviour management, bedtime routines, healthy eating and bedwetting together with the gathering of health related data.  The successful candidate will have advanced communication skills and experience of working with children, young people and families.  They will be adept at maintaining discretion and confidentiality at all times.

You will share Compass’ commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

An Enhanced DBS check will be undertaken before appointment can be confirmed.

We offer a range of benefits for our employees including:

  • Generous annual leave of 27 Days p.a, plus Public Bank Holidays
  • Typical working hours of Monday – Friday
  • Childcare voucher scheme  
  • Specsavers Eye test for VDU users
  • Generous pension scheme                                      
  • Employee assistance programme and OH service
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities

To apply please send completed Application and Equality Monitoring forms to recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing Date: Sunday 6th August 2017

Interviews: Wednesday 16th August 2017

Compass is committed to equal opportunities.

Young Peoples Health & Wellbeing Counsellor x 2

Lewisham Young Peoples Health and Wellbeing Service

Salary circa £30,000

inclusive of London Weighting

Full time (37 hours)

Ref: 053.17

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two motivated and enthusiastic Health and Wellbeing Counsellors (BACP Accredited) to join our new Young Peoples Health and Wellbeing Service in Lewisham.

The Lewisham YPHWB Service is a new and highly innovative service commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham and Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver a range of universal, targeted and specialist health and wellbeing interventions to young people aged 10-19 (up to 25 yearswith SEND) who are resident , GP registered or attending school in the Borough of Lewisham. The evidenced based interventions delivered will focus on three strands of care specific to young people’s risk taking behaviours; risky sexual behaviour, substance misuse andpoor mental health and emotional health. The service will provide education and prevention, early help and specialist support using a blend of face to face and on line digital interventions (secure messaging service, guided self help, online counselling and themed live chat) to maximise access and choice.

The service aim is to create an integrated and easily accessible service that enables young people to manage their own health and wellbeing either independently or with support to reduce the likelihood of escalation to specialist services at a later date.

As a Health and Wellbeing Counsellor your role will be to deliver structured counselling to young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns and/or participating in complex risk taking behaviour, and provide specialist advice to colleagues working with young people with multiple vulnerabilities. Working within the Wellbeing team you will support all functions of the service including outreach and group work.

You will provide professional consultation across the wider children and families network across Lewisham including workforce development training for health promotion.

You will work across the Borough of Lewisham from the clinical base in Catford and outreach at various co-locations and peripatetic sites, and working closely with partner agencies ensure equitable service delivery to all young people, in particular those from vulnerable groups.

You will be a BACP accredited counsellor and be passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people and supporting communities to improve health outcomes for families. You will be skilled in engaging professionals via training, coaching and mentoring and be able to challenge resistance. You will also have experience of working directly with children and young people with additional needs, using evidence based practice to facilitate sustainable behavioural change.

This post requires evening and some weekend work.

These posts are subject to Safer Recruitment and will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. Please indicate in your application which of the above clusters you would be interested in working.

You must hold a full driving licence and have access to your own transport.

You will share Compass’ commitment to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We offer a range of benefits for our employees including:

  • Generous annual leave of 27 Days p.a, plus Public Bank Holidays
  • Typical working hours of Monday – Friday
  • Childcare voucher scheme  
  • Specsavers Eye test for VDU users
  • Generous pension scheme                                      
  • Employee assistance programme and OH service
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities

To apply please send completed Application and Equality Monitoring forms to recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date for completed applications is: 7th August 2017

Interview dates: TBC

Compass is committed to equal opportunities

Health and Wellbeing Support Worker

Lewisham Young Peoples Health and Wellbeing Service

Salary circa £24k (pro-rata for part time hours)

inclusive of London Weighting

Ref: 051.17          1 x full time – 37 hours per week

Ref: 052.17          1 x part time 21 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated and enthusiastic  Health and Wellbeing Support Workers to join our new Young Peoples Health and Wellbeing Service in Lewisham.

The Lewisham YPHWB Service is a new and highly innovative service commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham and Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver a range of universal, targeted and specialist health and wellbeing interventions to young people aged 10-19 (up to 25 yearswith SEND) who are resident , GP registered or attending school in the Borough of Lewisham. The evidenced based interventions delivered will focus on three strands of care specific to young people’s risk taking behaviours; risky sexual behaviour, substance misuse andpoor mental health and emotional health. The service will provide education and prevention, early help and specialist support using a blend of face to face and on line digital interventions (secure messaging service, guided self help, online counselling and themed live chat) to maximise access and choice.

The service aim is to create an integrated and easily accessible service that enables young people to manage their own health and wellbeing either independently or with support to reduce the likelihood of escalation to specialist services at a later date.

As a Health and Wellbeing Support Worker your role will be to support universal and targeted interventions for young people identified as requiring additional support to manage their own sexual and mental health in a safe way and make informed decisions about substance use with the aim of acting early and preventing onset of harmful risky behaviours and poor mental health and wellbeing. This will take the form of universal outreach in schools and youth clubs, delivering PSHE sessions in a variety of settings, and targeted group work to promote healthy decision making in young people and engage those with additional needs into the service. You will also support office based functions including data input, answering the phone and updating the service website.

You will work across the Borough of Lewisham from the clinical base in Catford and outreach at various co-locations and peripatetic sites, and working closely with partner agencies ensure equitable service delivery to all young people, in particular those from vulnerable groups.

You should be passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people and supporting communities to improve health outcomes for families. You will be skilled in engaging professionals via training, coaching and mentoring and be able to challenge resistance. You will also have experience of working directly with children and young people with additional needs.

This post requires some evening and weekend work.

These posts are subject to Safer Recruitment and will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

You must hold a full driving licence and have access to your own transport.

You will share Compass’ commitment to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We offer a range of benefits for our employees including:

  • Generous annual leave of 27 Days p.a, plus Public Bank Holidays
  • Typical working hours of Monday – Friday
  • Childcare voucher scheme  
  • Specsavers Eye test for VDU users
  • Generous pension scheme                                      
  • Employee assistance programme and OH service
  • Excellent learning & development opportunities

To apply please send completed Application and Equality Monitoring Forms to recruitment@compass-uk.org 

Closing date for completed applications is the 7th August 2017

Interview date: TBC

Compass is committed to equal opportunities