B&H Wellbeing & Therapeutic Services Manager at YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP

YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP Wellbeing & Therapeutic Services Manager Brighton & Hove Fixed Term Contract – 1-year Maternity Cover (with possible extension) 37 Hours per week £40,000 per annum


Wellbeing & Therapeutic Services Manager
Brighton & Hove
Fixed Term Contract – 1-year Maternity Cover (with possible extension)
37 Hours per week
£40,000 per annum

We are recruiting an operational lead for the provision of our innovative Primary Care Counselling and Wellbeing Services in Brighton & Hove. These services are delivered as a collaboration with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and Southdown Housing; and provide mental health support for young people aged 2-25.

Applicants must have experience in operational management. Experience of working children and young people is desirable. The Service Manager will lead on the operational day-to-day running of the service; including developing, implementing and reviewing operational systems. They will have responsibility for tracking and forecasting of demand, capacity and waiting list management in the following areas: client assessments and treatment, allocations, referrals, triage and waiting lists.

This is an exciting role, where you will be responsible for driving forwards project mobilisation, developing a range of counselling and wellbeing offers to meet the needs of children and young people up to the age of 25, and managing performance against contractual Local Quality Requirements.

It is important that service user’s feedback is embedded in the development and delivery of services and that we create opportunities for young people to participate in co-production opportunities. You will oversee the production of joint quarterly reports and any other monitoring information as required by commissioners, stakeholders, funders and other appropriately interested parties.

You will need a proven knowledge of relevant Local and National Government mental health strategies, substantial experience of managing children & young people’s services, and hold a relevant professional qualification

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please contact Sarah Weston – Head of Wellbeing & Therapeutic Services via sarah.weston@ymcadlg.org. We will not respond to agencies.
YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd April 2020 at 9am

Interview date: To be confirmed

Please note that we do not accept CVs.
To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group, www.ymcadlg.org/vacancies/, or contact HR via recruitment@ymcadlg.org or Human Resources, 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE (01273 222567).

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Deadline for applications

3 Apr 2020


£40,000 per annum

Hours per week

37.5 hours per week


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