Service Manager (Lewisham)

Service Manager

Lewisham Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service (YPHWB)

£40,200 - £47,340 including London Weighting Allowance

Full-time (37hrs)

Ref: 066/18

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced operational manager with a background in substance misuse and sexual health to join our Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Service in Lewisham, Compass@the Hub.

About us

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. We are an established charity with an extensive reach that spans from Yorkshire to London.

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 emotional health and wellbeing.

The person

You will be an energetic, passionate and organised manager who has grounded experience of working closely with commissioners and other stakeholders. You will be comfortable with leading and motivating a diverse team with support from your team leader to achieve contractual targets and KPIs and ensure that an excellent service is delivered to our young people.   An ability to see the ‘bigger picture’ and to discern and navigate your way through differing agendas and sensitivities is essential. You will also have the confidence and self awareness to identify your own areas for development and learning which Compass fully welcomes and supports.  

In addition, you will:

  • Be an experienced operational manager with good interpersonal skills

  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent

  • Be able to lead and motivate people

  • Have experience of working with children and young people as well as safeguarding experience

  • Have worked within substance misuse and/or sexual health services

  • Have a flexible approach to work, with an openness to take on board and work to different points of view

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

  • Demonstrate significant experience of service implementation and delivery of contract  outcomes, working collaboratively with clinical commissioners and other providers

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

 In return, we offer a range of benefits including:

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

Please send completed application and equality monitoring forms to:

Closing date: Monday 17th December at 9 a.m.

Interview date to be confirmed.      

For an informal discussion please contact:

Compass Interim Assistant Director: Suzett Polson


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.