Deputy Services Manager

11 Jun 2021
09 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Deputy Services Manager

Location: Cheshire West and Chester 

Salary: £28,000 - £35,000 per annum

Application Deadline: 11 July 2021

Job Summary

Are you looking for the opportunity to grow your leadership and management expertise, while contributing to the development of excellent services?

The service 

WDP has been providing drug and alcohol services in Cheshire West and Chester since 1 April 2019 and are proud of the high performance achieved in the service during this time.  The service is commissioned by Cheshire West and Chester Council and is CQC registered. 

The service works with Young People & Adults and actively promotes Recovery with individuals directly affected by substance misuse issues, those affected by someone else’s substance misuse and the local community, to improve the wider health and wellbeing of society.

Together we offer a wide range of pharmacological, psychosocial, recovery-orientated, health focused and inpatient interventions that support individuals and their families who wish to receive advice, assessment, and treatment for their drug and/ or alcohol related needs. 

The role 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a newly created role of Deputy Service Manager to contribute to the ongoing management, growth, and development of the Service.   

The successful candidate will have experience of working with individuals who use alcohol and substances, and a comprehensive understanding of the current operating environment within the substance misuse sector, including an excellent understanding of the requirements of CQC compliance.

You will manage and provide supervision to an agreed portfolio of service provision, working alongside the service’s prescribers to provide a clinically safe, sound and recovery focused service.  While you will have defined areas of work you may have to deputise for the Service Manage in any part of the Service.  While operational experience is key an added advantage will be a strong track record in performance and / or Quality management.    

We are looking for a passionate and professional person to fill this position, key requirements include: 

Strong ability to communicate complex information with a range of key stakeholders  
Experience of managing and developing partnership working 
Ability to innovate and develop recovery focused service interventions 
An ability to manage, create, grow, and maintain high performance  
Knowledge of criminal justice, clinical and outreach models of work 
A strong understanding of CQC  

Terms and Conditions 

Salary band of £28,000- £35,000 per annum 
Permanent contract 
37.5 hours per week 
Work base to be agreed from any of the three Hubs


We have Hubs in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Northwich.  There is an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to work across these sites, the wider Northwest and occasional travel to our Head office in London. 

Why should you apply?

You want the opportunity to bring and build your ideas and creativity into a new and developing service 
You want to work for an innovative, rewarding, compassionate and supportive organisation 
You are looking for competitive pay with opportunity for professional growth and development 


For an informal chat about the role, or to organize a visit to the service, please contact Jane Murphy, Service Manager (contact details on our website).

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button.

We do not accept CV’s, any application made with a CV will be disregarded. 

The closing date for applications is 11th July 2021 at 23:45 

Interviews will be on week commencing 19th July 2021

WDP and our values 

WDP is an innovative behaviour-change charity.  We facilitate long-lasting transformation in people’s lives to improve health, wellbeing, and social integration.  We work across the fields of substance misuse, young person’s support, employability, sexual health, and inpatient services. 

All staff are required to work to WDP’s four values: 

In partnership 
Strong belief in service users 
Community focused 

Diversity and Equality 

WDP are a committed equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from disabled candidates, and those form minority ethnic backgrounds.


WDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


All posts are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check prior to the confirmation of any job offer.

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