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Service Manager
Ref: DAN04477

  • Location
  • Thornfield Grange Autism Service, 60 Etherley Lane, Bishop Auckland, DL14 7QZ
  • Location
  • Thornfield Grange
  • Salary
  • 38,000 - 40,000 PA
  • Hours
  • 40
  • Who is Danshell?


    We care for and support adults living with a learning disability or autism in specialist hospitals and residential services throughout the UK.

    Our purpose is to make a positive difference to the people and their families by delivering person-centred health and social care that helps our service users to fulfil the things they want out of life.

    We set high standards for our staff teams and we want people who are compassionate, trustworthy and resilient but most importantly, put the service user at the centre of all they do.

    Does this appeal to you? Would you like to help us deliver high quality, safe care? Then please read on…

    So what will the job involve?


    You will undertake work that is meaningful to our service users and socially important within the local community – working for Danshell will provide you with the opportunity to support vulnerable adults with a learning disability and /or on the autistic spectrum.

    You will provide effective leadership to the service and will be a role model to your staff team.

    Working with the Multi-disciplinary teams as well as local authority, other stakeholders and regulatory bodies - you will have overall responsibility and accountability for the delivery of a high-quality service, and promote a positive culture.

    You will have a unique opportunity to get to know our service users in-depth before they take the next step in their care pathway moreover, you will be responsible and accountable for the delivery of the Quality Strategy, in accordance with the service needs.

    As an ambassador and figurehead for the service, you will provide the leadership and management to the staff team, ensuring individual staff, within the whole team, are orientated to achieving the ‘outcome targets’ of the Quality Strategy, and clear about their individual contribution. 

    So what qualifications and attributes do you need?

    • We would welcome applicants who are proven leaders and have worked with varied stakeholders in the delivery of outstanding care who are committed to quality,
    • Qualified Nurse (RNLD or RMN),
    • Previous management experience would be essential,
    • See job description for more details.

    If you are saying yes to the above, and you have an affinity with delivering quality care – we would welcome your application.

  • Location Information
  • Thornfield Grange is a residential service with nursing situated in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. It supports people with autistic spectrum conditions who are also living with a learning disability and complex needs. The service supports individuals whose behaviours are perceived as challenging or those who have significant difficulties with social engagement.

  • Closing date
  • 22/02/2019
  • Job Description
  • Unit_Service_Manager.docx

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