Substance Misuse Nurse

Milton Keynes Adult Service

Full time – 37 hours - Monday to Friday with occasional evening and weekends

Salary - Circa £26.5K plus market supplement of £1,500

Ref: 066.17

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Substance Misuse Nurse to join an established adult substance misuse service providing a community based service in the Milton Keynes area. Working in a newly designed building with a great team around you, we offer excellent learning and development opportunities, the opportunity to work predominately Monday to Friday with the occasional evening and weekend. Also on offer is a generous pension scheme and annual leave entitlement.

We are looking for someone who has a background in providing interventions to promote the health and wellbeing of substance misuse clients, who will:

  • Develop, facilitate and review health and well being clinics delivering interventions to address general health, wound dressing and advice and information and harm reduction interventions including BBV screening and Vaccination, Naloxone workshops and needle exchange
  • Provide a holistic package of care to individuals which meets their needs and includes diversionary activities and employment, training and education
  • Manage a case load of individuals who may or may not have a need for medically assisted recovery
  • To adhere to Safeguarding of Children and Young People and Vulnerable Adults policies and procedures, sharing Compass commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We offer a range of benefits for our employees including:

  • Generous annual leave of 27 Days plus Statutory and Bank Holidays
  • Typical working hours of Monday – Friday with the occasional evening and weekend
  • 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 forms to 

Closing Date: 20th October 2017

Interview date: 31st October 2017

Compass is committed to equal opportunities.

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

Service Manager

Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service

Salary circa £40,000 inclusive of London Weighting

Full Time (37hrs)

Ref: 067/17

Do you have the experience and drive to ensure our services in Lewisham deliver the best possible outcomes for our Children and Young People?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Service Manager to join our new Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service in Lewisham.

Compass is a values based organisation whose mission is to create healthier lives and safer communities. We are passionate about making a real difference to individuals and improving health outcomes in local areas.

Lewisham Council has an established local partnership focused on developing innovative ways of working that are better at targeting services that provide early effective support for children and young people.  The Lewisham YPHWB Service is a new and highly innovative service commissioned to deliver a range of universal, targeted and specialist health and wellbeing interventions to young people. 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 and poor mental health and emotional wellbeing.

What is the role?

We are looking for someone who is equally committed to delivering excellent services to lead our new Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service.

You will have a proven track record of improving outcomes for young people and forging relationships with commissioners and stakeholders and effective partnership working across multiple agencies.



What are we looking for?

The successful candidate will be required to:

·        Successfully apply to CQC as registered manager within the first 6 months of employment

·        Have substantial experience of effective project management and implementation of new services, demonstrating application of project management approaches and principles

·        Forge and maintain highly effective working relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders

·        Demonstrate significant experience of service implementation and delivery of contractoutcomes, working collaboratively with clinical commissioners and other providers

·        Evidence strong leadership and management skills

·        Share Compass’ commitment to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults

In return, we offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits including:

Generous annual leave • Childcare Voucher Scheme • Employee Assistance Programme and OH Service • Excellent Learning & Development Opportunities and career progression • Generous Pension Scheme

To apply, please send completed Application Forms to

Closing date for completed applications is the 29th October 2017.

Interview date: 8th or 9th of November 2017.     

Interview venue is:  

The Hub, 38-39 Winslade Way, Catford, Lewisham, SE6 4JU

For an informal discussion please contact:

Compass Assistant Manager: Jo O’Connor

E: joanne.o'