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Service Manager, Rehabilitation Services (Mental Health)

Band 8a

Main area
Mental Health
Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 per week
Job ref
£45,753 to £51,668 p.a.
12/07/2020 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





We have an exciting opportunity for a new service manager post to lead, manage and promote high quality services across our Rehabilitation Inpatient wards and new Community Rehabilitation Team.

The postholder will be based at our Alumhurst Road site in Bournemouth and work alongside the senior management team in mental health to provide a consistent and innovative approach to care for the patients accessing these services across the county. The postholder will be expected to be actively involved in the implementation of the Rehabilitation Services review.

Glendenning is a 9 bedded recovery focussed inpatient rehabilitation facility that is based on our Maiden Castle Road site in Dorchester. Nightingale House has 16 beds and provides care for patients with long term complex needs. Nightingale Court has 13 beds and is a step down facility from the more intense care of Nightingale House and prepares patients for discharge into the community. Nightingale House will close in 2020/2021 and a new Community Rehabilitation Team developed as part of the Rehab review and will sit in this management portfolio.

You will have experience in clinical and operational management with experience of providing innovative service delivery in in-patient, community and rehabilitation care and an understanding of the needs of mental health service users from a diverse range of backgrounds.

You will have experience of working in a high volume, fast paced setting, you will enjoy a challenge and working in creative ways. Candidates should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work under pressure and to deadlines. Knowledge of Local Authority partners priorities is important, as is knowledge of the supported housing market in Dorset. Good relationships with stakeholders in the voluntary and third sector are key.

You will be working with high performing multi-disciplinary teams and lead them in achieving both local and national standards of working.

In return, we will support and facilitate your development in this role through management supervision and create a development plan tailored to your professional needs and experience.

This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your ability, whilst continuing to improve your skills and knowledge.

Employment in this post requires a Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.

Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

Interviews will be held on 31st July 2020

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mike Kelly, Clinical Director for Mental Health on 01202 584344 or