Quality Assurance Specialist

Quality Assurance Specialist 

£30,000 - £35,000 per annum

(Depending on experience)

Full-time (37 hrs)

Midlands/Warwickshire based

(Location should be within reasonable proximity of our services in the Midlands/Warwickshire area; role includes regular travel)

Ref: 060/18 

Do you have the experience and drive to be the lead for all of Compass’ Quality Assurance ensuring compliance and safety whilst focusing on the benefit to the end user?

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Quality Assurance Specialist to lead on the audit of Compass’ Integrated Quality Assurance system, to drive best practice, implement quality improvement plans and evaluate impact. The position also supports service implementation, new product development and change initiatives.

About the role

As Quality Assurance Specialist, you will report to Compass’ Lead Nurse. You will adopt the role of critical friend to Service Managers and also work closely alongside Operational Directors and the Finance Director, providing technical expertise to the Senior Management Team.

The Person

You will have substantial Quality Assurance experience ideally at senior officer or manager level. Preferably a graduate, you will be a CQI Member or working towards (or equivalent). You should have prior internal/external regulatory audit experience and experience of developing quality management systems. You should also have experience of completing risk assessments taking account of regulatory requirements and conducting root cause analysis for the investigation of serious incidents. Furthermore you will have a good understanding of working in a regulated sector and knowledge of CQC and key quality standards. Experience of training groups with differing needs using a range of styles such as coaching and interactive workshops, as well as good planning and organisation skills are also key.

If you are a pragmatic self starter with great communication skills and able to demonstrate the highest personal values, you may be just the person we are looking for.  In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

• Generous annual leave • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities and career progression • Generous Pension

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date: Monday 12th November at 9 a.m.

Interview: Wednesday 21st November

Please note that this vacancy may close early if we receive a high number of applications. If interested, please apply for this post as soon as possible.

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

School Staff Nurse (Warwickshire)

School Staff Nurse

Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service

£22,660 - £29,870 p.a.

Full-time (37 hrs), all year round - based at Rugby

Ref: 044/18

Applications for part time hours and job share will be considered

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

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated School Staff Nurse to join our Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service.

About us

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.

About the role

You will be based from our Rugby hub which operates across the Rugby, Leamington Spa and Warwick area. 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.

The Person

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.

The Benefits

Working hours Mon – Fri, 37 hours per week with some early evening and weekend working • Generous annual leave • Employee assistance programme and OH service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory pension scheme

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Jane Wild, Team Leader on 03300 245 204 option 1 or email Jane.wild@compass-uk.org

Please send completed application and equality forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date:  Sunday 28th October

Interviews: Friday 16th November

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



Health & Wellbeing Nurse Team Leader (Lewisham)

Health & Wellbeing Nurse Team Leader

Lewisham Young People’s Health & Wellbeing Service 

Salary circa £41,500 (inc. LWA)

Full-time - 37 hrs

Ref: 057/18

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure we improve the lives of vulnerable children and young people in Lewisham?

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Health & Wellbeing Nurse Team Leader to join our Lewisham Young People’s Health & Wellbeing Service.

About us

Commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham, we provide a highly innovative service, delivering a range of evidence-based interventions to young people aged 10-19 (up to 25 for Looked After Children, those leaving care or with SEND), with a focus on emotional health and wellbeing, substance misuse and sexual health.

Our 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.

About the role

As Nurse Team Leader, you will lead on safe and effective delivery of clinical interventions including medicines management for oral contraception and chlamydia treatment, pregnancy and STI testing. You will provide group and 1-1 clinical supervision to the skill mix team, supporting the service manager with day to day operational requirements, including resource allocation and safeguarding.

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

It is anticipated that the role will have an 80/20 split of management responsibility and front line caseload activities in order to maintain competency levels and support revalidation. 

Working both on an outreach basis and from the clinical base in Catford, you will work closely with partner agencies to ensure equitable service delivery to all young people.

Will involve occasional evening/Saturday working.

The Person

You will be a registered nurse, with a specialism in sexual health, who is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people and supporting communities to improve health outcomes for families. You will have experience of managing and supervising staff and providing clinical support to a skill mix team.

This post is supported by the organisational lead nurse.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Generous annual leave • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory Pension Scheme

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date: Friday 2nd November at 9 a.m.

Interviews: 13th & 14th November

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


Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator (Warwickshire)

Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator

Warwickshire School Health & Wellbeing Service

£22,660 to £29,870 p.a. pro rata

Part-time (18.5 hrs/0.5 fte), all year round

Based in one of three locations - Rugby, Stratford or Nuneaton

Ref: 058/18

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

The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Warwickshire School Health and Wellbeing Service with a county wide remit.

About us

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.

About the role

The Healthy Lifestyle Coordinator will be an active member of the team facilitating and coordinating and overseeing the delivery of National Child Measurement Programme across the County, supporting the development and delivery of sustainable care pathways and public health initiatives and campaigns with other priority agencies that encompass  lifestyle and physical activity.

You will be based from one of three locations; Rugby, Stratford or Nuneaton, working across Warwickshire. You will be required to work flexibly and creatively to best engage and meet the diverse health needs of the school aged population.

The Person

You will have experience of working in a Health Improvement environment, with the ability to be flexible and innovative in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, leading and developing a range of resources to promote healthy lifestyles.

You will be an active member of the team working to deliver the Healthy Child Programme (5-19) and contributing to 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 the service. There will also be a requirement to carry out some early evening and weekend working based on evidenced need.

The Benefits

In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

Generous annual leave • Employee assistance programme and OH service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory pension scheme

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

For an informal discussion please contact:

Matt Conibere, Service Manager on 03300 245 204 option 4 or email matt.conibere@compass-uk.org

Closing date:  Monday 22nd October

Interviews: Monday 5th November

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

 

Support Worker (Substance Misuse) (Milton Keynes)

Support Worker (Substance Misuse)

Milton Keynes Young People’s Service

Salary - £16,320 – £20,400 p.a.

Full-time (37 hrs)

Ref: 059/18

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure that at our Milton Keynes Young People’s service we deliver the best possible outcomes for our service users?

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Support Worker to join our team in Milton Keynes.

About us

Compass Milton Keynes Young People’s Service provides specialist intervention to young people who are experiencing problems with substance misuse. This is done on a 1-2-1 outreach basis at a variety of venues, including schools and youth centres.

About the role

You will carry a caseload delivering 1-2-1 support at an early intervention level to young people at risk of substance misuse. As part of the role, you will liaise with professionals such as family support workers, the youth offending team and sexual and mental health practitioners.

You will support with the co-facilitation of groups and delivering assemblies in schools, as well as providing drop in’s at youth centres. You will work with partner agencies, such as Thames Valley Police and Integrated Youth Services, to conduct assertive outreach engagement and work on targeted projects.

The role also involves a variety of administrative tasks such as minute taking, managing the client and service databases and preparing statistical information for contract reporting.

The Person

You will have experience of working with young people and be confident in delivering group work interventions. You will also be a proactive team member who is able to work within the boundaries and specifications of a young people’s service, including safeguarding children.

You need to have a full driving licence and access to own transport.

Working hours Mon – Fri, 37 hours per week with some evening and weekend working

The Benefits

Generous annual leave • Employee assistance programme and OH service • Eye tests for VDU users • Excellent learning & development opportunities and career progression • Generous contributory pension scheme

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to: recruitment@compass-uk.org

Closing date: Wednesday 31st October

Interviews: TBC

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

 

Business Administration Apprentice - HO York

Gain job-specific skills and industry experience, earn a wage and get holiday pay - all whilst you study and work towards your qualifications!

Compass is a community-based charity working in communities across the UK to provide professional, confidential and supportive health and wellbeing services for adults and children and young people.

Working as an integral part of the Head Office central administration team, alongside experienced staff, you will be involved in all aspects of administration whilst learning all about the business. You will begin by carrying out basic administration and take on new responsibilities as you progress.

Whilst in employment, your duties will include: - Reception duties - Day to day management of a shared email account - General administration duties including filing, photocopying and scanning - Coordinating I.T and mobile requirements - Booking travel and accommodation as required - Supporting the Finance Department in the accurate processing of invoices - Supporting the HR function in recruitment and processing of applications

Training:   Your apprenticeship will consist of Level 3 Certificate in Business Administration.

Qualification Required:  Minimum of 5 GCSE’s or equivalent (this must include A-D in Maths and English language or equivalent).

Personal Qualities:   Candidates should be enthusiastic, have good communication skills, be polite and have good attention to detail with the ability to multi task.

Closing date: Friday 2nd November

Interviews:   w/c Monday 12th November

Start date       Monday 26th November

Location        York

Salary           £10,000 p.a.

Please apply by sending your CV to HR@compass-uk.org

For an informal chat about this role please email: info@compass-uk.org