Chief Executive Officer

£75,000 - £90,000 per annum

Midlands/Milton Keynes

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

REF: 017/17

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and forward-thinking CEO to develop and shape the future direction of Compass in challenging and evolving markets.

Compass works in communities currently within the Midlands, Yorkshire and London providing innovative and supportive health and wellbeing services for children, young people and adults. Our services include school age health programmes, early interventions for vulnerable young people and substance misuse treatment.

The CEO role offers an exciting mix of strategic leadership, operational delivery and partnership development. Working alongside a committed Board of Non-Executive Directors and senior management team, you will bring drive and passion to enhance the charity's impact and the support it provides to the communities in which we operate.

You will have substantial senior management experience within a health and/or social care organisation focused on caring for vulnerable people. With highly developed leadership skills you will be able to motivate and inspire others. You will be creative in identifying and developing the right opportunities for growth having a track record in building successful relationships with key stakeholders 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 below. Please send completed applications and equality monitoring forms to

Closing date: 5 May 2017; Interviews:  25 and 26 May 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.

Independent Nurse Prescriber- Hospital Liaison

Milton Keynes Adult Service

 Full-time (37 hours) 

 £29,117 - £31,366 p.a.

 Ref: 016/17

We are seeking a Hospital Liaison Nurse prescriber to be based within our Milton Keynes adult service and Milton Keynes university hospital (MKUH). You will be required to work a 37 hour week on a shift basis to ensure the service covers peak hours within the hospital and treatment provider. The role is required to work across various locations and requires a flexible approach to engagement. Working as part of the wider multidisciplinary team in Milton Keynes you will complete assessments and develop treatment care packages for patients who have drug and alcohol problems.

You will be part of a team working across MKUH and Compass Adult and Young People’s substance misuse services to provide continuity of care between the hospital and community treatment. The team will provide a range of interventions in all settings to ensure a higher uptake of engagement in community services improving the general health of those misusing substances, with a view to reducing attendance and admission to MKUH for drug and alcohol related health issues and lead in the management of alcohol related pharmacological intervention including community detoxification.

For more information and to apply go to:

Please send completed Application and Equality Monitoring forms to           

Closing date for completed applications is midday on Friday 21st April

Interviews to be held on date: Tuesday 2nd May

Wellbeing Workers

Wellbeing Workers

North Yorkshire School Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

2 x full-time (37 hrs)

Salary circa £23 - £27K

Ref: 010/17

A number of exciting opportunities have arisen for motivated and enthusiastic Wellbeing Workers to join our new School Mental Health and Wellbeing Service in North Yorkshire.

The New Compass North Yorkshire School Mental Health and Wellbeing Project will work with front line staff and key partners in schools across North Yorkshire to increase the skills, confidence and competence of staff by delivering a rolling training programme, conducting an audit of each school’s needs, providing professional consultation and expert advice and guidance, through coaching and mentoring front line staff and by promoting ‘whole school approach’ and the Academic Resilience Programme.

As a Wellbeing Worker your role will be to deliver time limited structured one-to-one interventions and co-deliver targeted group work to children and young people between the ages of 5 - 18 (25 with SEN) with mild to moderate mental health concerns. You will also facilitate appropriate referrals to specialist services and/or reintegration with universal provision.

The new service will work closely with Compass REACH Risk Taking Behaviour Service as well as other key partner agencies via co-locations and outreach working to provide an equitable service throughout the county. Each Wellbeing Worker will be responsible for a district within North Yorkshire working on an outreach basis within designated school clusters.

You will be assigned to the following cluster:

  • Cluster 2 – Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale

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, using evidence based practice to facilitate sustainable behavioural change.

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

Closing date for completed applications is 9.00 a.m. on Monday 3rd April

Interviews will take place on Monday 10th of April in Northallerton

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to:



Clinical Administrator

REACH - Targeted Healthy Child Programme, Northallerton

Full-time (37 hrs)

Competitive salary

Ref: 015/17

Compass REACH is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Administrator to join our dynamic young people’s service. 

Compass REACH offers both psychosocial and clinical interventions to young people who are involved in risk taking behaviours relating to substance misuse, poor sexual health and emotional wellbeing and mental health.

This is a rare opportunity to join a team of dedicated professionals and to be part of a truly innovative and responsive service that is committed to improving young people’s long-term health, resilience and emotional wellbeing in order that they might reach their potential.

The Clinical Administrator will play a key role within the team and will contribute to the service by:

  • Acting as a Single Point of Contact for service users and stakeholders
  • Co-ordinating client appointments at satellite sites across the county
  • Overseeing the marketing and publicity strategy for the service
  • Undertaking data entry onto clinical management systems
  • Preparing statistical and activity data for monthly reports
  • Completing general administration duties – filing, photocopying etc
  • Maintaining and updating the service resource library
  • Coordinating and disseminating information across team
  • Receiving and recording telephone referrals and enquiries
  • Minute taking
  • Stock taking and purchase ordering

For further information or for an informal conversation about the role please contact Lisa Gale, Compass REACH Service Manager, on 07917 186229 or at

Closing date for completed applications is 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 30th March

Interviews to be held shortly after closing date in Northallerton

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to

Service Manager

Warwickshire Young People’s Substance Misuse Service

Full-time (37 hrs)

Salary circa £31 - £36K

Ref: 013/17

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Service Manager to join our high performing Warwickshire Young People’s Substance Misuse Service.

Warwickshire YPSMS works to reduce the harm caused by substance use, including alcohol, illicit drugs and new psychoactive substances to young people at risk of or currently engaging in substance use across the whole county with the aim of intervening early to support young people to make positive lifestyle choices and reach their potential. To further enhance the health and wellbeing outcomes of young people across the County the service also delivers the NSPCC Fed Up programme to young people affected by parental substance use and provides smoking cessation. The service provides an innovative young adult pathway for people between the ages of 18 and 25 who are not engaging with adult service providers, working closely with the Recovery Partnership, universities and supporting housing providers to identify and support them to engage in effective treatment and prevent ongoing problematic substance use into adulthood.

Practitioners deliver structured CBT based interventions to young people engaging in substance use and brief intervention to those identified as early at risk, completing thorough, comprehensive assessments and devising person centred care plans in conjunction with the young people, working closely with other agencies to provide a holistic care package.

Established care pathways are in place with partner agencies including the Compass School Health & Wellbeing Service and A&E to deliver timely interventions and young people are also accessed at universal events such as Freshers Fairs and targeted group works. The service delivers workforce development sessions to key partner agencies and professionals across the county to support the competence and confidence of the wider workforce.

The Service Manager will be responsible for managing the day to day running of the service and a team of Practitioners, supported by the Assistant Director of Young People’s Services. Duties will include:

  • Line management of 7 staff members

  • Activity allocation and oversight of activities

  • Contract compliance and performance management

  • Building and maintaining key partnerships

  • Representing the service at key meetings including contract monitoring

  • Ensuring adequate resources across the county including covering delivery where necessary

The post requires someone with experience in managing similar services in children and young people or health and social care settings. You will be passionate about improving the health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people and will have a proven track record of building sustainable partnerships and ensuring excellent care.

The service covers the whole of Warwickshire working on an outreach basis with the administrative base in Rugby.

Closing date for completed applications is 9.00am on 24th March

Interviews TBA

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: