Operational Manager – Young People / Mental Health

Newham Dockside, London, E16
£49,313 - £60,261 pa
30 May 2017
25 Jun 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

In the current funding climate, this is a uniquely exciting opportunity to lead the implementation of a really focussed multi-faceted approach to providing effective early mental health support for teenagers. 

Operational Manager
Ref: LBN01062
Location: Newham Dockside
Salary: £49,313 - £60,261 pa

Our client is an innovative Big Lottery funded service which supports adolescents with emerging mental health difficulties and their surrounding teachers and parents in Newham, an exciting, culturally diverse part of London.  

The service is delivered by youth workers, teachers, psychologists, community organisations, adolescent and parent peer mentors.

The service supports its target population of young people directly with targeted evidence based activities, a number of online based activities and a menu of exciting community based creative and sports activities. Additionally it supports the schools and parents around these young people to in turn support them.

This is a very exciting time to join. Over the last two years they have grown from a number of small pilot projects to working with 28 schools and in multiple community settings across the borough. From September the service will double in size and will be launching new digital activities. In the context of significant national interest in children’s mental health, their service and its robust approach to delivery and evaluation is receiving significant national interest. 

About the role

The Operational manager is responsible for the planning, management and delivery of a high performing, impactful and sustainable service. Working closely with the service commissioner and evaluation lead, you will be responsible for providing strategic direction for staff and for ensuring that our client has the capacity and skills required to meet their targets. Critical to the role’s success is the ongoing maintenance of a culture that values professionalism, quality, accountability and cost effectiveness. 

About you

You will have significant experience in planning and directing operations, projects and initiatives. You will be an experienced manager and leader with a track record of delivering results and quality outcomes. 

Key attributes we are looking for are perseverance, entrepreneurship, strategic and analytical thinking, decision making, leadership and financial management. 

They would very much welcome applications from, dynamic individuals with transferable skills from different backgrounds including the private and voluntary sector.   

Closing date: 25 June 2017
Interviews will take place on 29 June and will include a pre-interview aptitude test.

You will need to be able to start by late August. 

Please focus your application covering letter on how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria in the person specification. 


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