Compass Recovery College Manager – closing date 7 July 2024

The Public Health and Wellbeing Team in Reading is looking for a motivated and talented Compass Recovery College Manager to join the existing team.

This is a full time role (37 hours per week, however, we can be flexible), and will be fixed term for 12 months.

About the role

We are looking for a Compass Recovery College Manager to cover the Secondment of the existing member of staff for up to 12 months.

Duties will include:
  • Managing the Compass Recovery College (‘Compass’) for adults living with mental health challenges, their families and carers, and people working to improve mental health and wellbeing in the borough of Reading, whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.
  • Promoting and applying the Compass philosophy of using an educational and supportive approach to help all participants towards a meaningful and satisfying life: being fulfilled and living as well as possible.
  • Developing Compass, using a ‘hub and spoke’ model to provide a centralised base with a number of delivery points so as to provide greater ease and equity of access to the service, and contributing to the reduction of health inequalities.
  • Promoting and supporting greater social inclusion and a recovery focused approach to mental health and wellbeing in Reading across services and sectors.

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across.

We offer a flexible/hybrid working environment for this role. You will be required from time to time to attend meetings and event at the Civic Offices in Bridge Street in Reading.

About Compass

Compass Recovery College offers free mental health and wellbeing workshops for anyone over the age of 18 in Reading, reaching a range of participants, their relatives, supporters and carers, voluntary sector staff and others as appropriate.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

Compass Recovery College helps participants develop knowledge and skills for coping and self-management through a range of workshops which are an educational route to recovery.

Further information

To find out more about Compass Recovery College visit:

Contract type
Full timeTemporary, Contract, or Project
Greater Reading
£41,418 to £44,428 Per year
Mary Maimo, Public Health and Wellbeing Manager
How to apply
  • If you wish to apply, please follow the link to the advert on the RBC website here. The closing date for applications is 7 July 2024 (midnight), with interviews dates to be confirmed.
  • For more information or to discuss the role please contact Public Health and Wellbeing Manager, Mary Maimo at  
Closing date for applications
7 July 2024