Job Opportunity: Headlight Manager at Action East Devon, providing support to young people aged 13-24 experiencing mental health issues (application deadline: 6 September 2021)

Action East Devon, a leading local charity working with people and organisations of East Devon to create the services and support they need to live happier and healthier lives, is currently seeking to recruit a Headlight Manager to lead its Headlight service, providing support to young people aged 13-24 who are experiencing mental health issues. Please forward details of this opportunity to anyone in your networks who may be interested in finding out more or applying. Many thanks to Karen Kelly, Chief Executive at Action East Devon for asking us to circulate details of this vacancy.

The job advertisement reads:

Headlight Manager

o Workbase: Cranbrook, Devon.
o Hours: Part-time (30 hours per week).
o Salary: £28,324 FTE (actual salary: £22,965 per annum).

o Closing date for applications: Monday 6 September 2021 at 5pm.
o Interview date: Tuesday 14 September 2021.

“We are seeking an inspirational Manager to lead our Headlight service which provides support to young people (aged 13-24) who are experiencing mental health issues.

“Headlight is a well-established service currently providing peer support sessions and one to one support to young people in Axminster, Ottery, and Sidmouth. As well our established services we have also been involved with projects in Honiton and Cranbrook and are keen to develop our work in other areas of East Devon.

“We are looking for someone with management experience and experience of working with young people who are having issues with their well-being. You will also need to have an understanding of the causes and effects of mental ill-health on young people; a commitment to person-centred approaches; and experience of project management, including managing budgets.

“You will lead a small team of committed and dedicated staff, enabling them to support young people through the use of best possible practices and with a solution-focused positive approach. As a project manager you will also have a role in supporting the Chief Executive Officer and Trustees to develop the organisation.

“To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please email our current Headlight Manager, Ben Feasey, at

“For an application pack please email”



Action East Devon is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England No 07035905 and Registered as a Charity in England and Wales, No 1134611. Registered Office:  169 Younghayes Road, Cranbrook, Exeter, EX5 7DR