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Deputy Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £35,000
  • Cheshire West and Chester’
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

  • Advertised from 20th April 2021
  • Ref: JOB00000418


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

Application notes


For an informal chat about the role, or to organize a visit to the service, please contact Jane Murphy, Service Manager on 07367287400 or

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

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website:

The closing date for applications is 23rd May 2021 at 23:45

Interviews will be on Friday 4th June 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:

  • Entrepreneurial
  • 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.


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