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Service Manager, Inpatient Eating Disorders

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
3 May 2024

Job Details

The Eating Disorders Service Manager will work as an integral part of the leadership team within the inpatient specialist eating disorder service. The post holder will be required to ensure the existing service continues to offer patient centred care with good clinical governance, as well as taking forward ongoing service developments which meet the needs of the commissioned populations.

Main duties of the job

The role is to provide efficient and effective day to day management of the delivery of clinical care, ensuring best use of resources across the inpatient pathway.

The post holder will be expected to provide a high level of managerial and clinical supervision to staff from a variety of professional backgrounds.

The post holder will have performance management responsibility and ensure all targets are monitored and met. Promoting a culture based on the principles of recovery, choice and personalised care in which those with an eating disorder, and key supports/carers can expect to be actively involved in decision making about their treatment and care is a key element to the service ethos.

The Service Manager will ensure effective governance and delivery of the service model and specifications based on evidence and best practice guidance within commissioned requirements. Ensuring consistent implementation of clinical care pathways across the Eating Disorder Service and reporting on this internally and to local and national commissioners.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To deliver consistently high quality care and treatment.
  • To ensure our services are driven by the voices of people who use them.
  • To build a reputation as a recognised centre of excellence and expertise.
  • To attract and retain talented people and to create a great place to work, with a shared sense of pride and ambition.
  • To challenge discrimination and stigma and to champion recovery, inclusion and wellbeing.
  • To run an efficient, thriving and successful service with a sustainable future.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree or equivalent experience/competence.
  • Professional qualification in Nursing, or Allied Health Professional
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development.


  • Post-qualification training directly applicable to the delivery of Eating disorder services



  • Experience of managing staff within a mental health care setting.
  • Budget management.
  • Experience of working within the field of Eating disorders.

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Wonford House

Dryden Road




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