Community Manager - Dorset All Age Eating Disorders Service

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year p.a.
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Senior Manager
Eating Disorders
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking to recruit a Band 8a Community Manager to the Dorset All Age Eating Disorders Service (DAEDS). This unique service provides eating disorders treatment and care for people of all ages with an eating disorder and their families across the county of Dorset.

This post provides an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced, enthusiastic individual, with strong leadership and operational knowledge and skills. Prior experience of leading through change will be essential, experience of working in an eating disorders (ED) service and an understanding of the national challenges facing ED services would be advantageous.

As the Community Manager you will be responsible for the day to day management of the community arm of DAEDs . You will work closely with the Integrated Eating Disorders Service Manager to maintain quality, to meet agreed objectives and to develop the service to meet the needs of people with an eating disorder in Dorset.

Main duties of the job

To lead the Community Eating Disorder Service (ED) and take actions as appropriate to ensure the development of the service is in line with the latest evidence and consistently meet patient, family/carer need and commissioner and regulatory authority standards.

With the Integrated Service Manager plan, initiate and develop a multi-disciplinary approach to the delivery of integrated and inclusive services for individuals, their families and carers with eating disorders.

With the Integrated ED Service Manager set standards, guidelines and protocols for best multi-disciplinary practice and promote these both within the service, partner agencies and voluntary sector.

To work effectively within a multidisciplinary team setting, holding self and all team members to account appropriately and demonstrating personal commitment to integrated leadership.

With the Integrated Service Manager to initiate and implement change which leads to measurable quality improvements in practice.

To provide supervision, mentoring and coaching to all health professionals colleagues where appropriate. Participate in and lead meetings as appropriate

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Knowledge, skills and training Essential
  • Educated to degree/diploma level with a relevant qualification or training in Eating Disorders
  • Management training/qualification or equivalent level of experience in a management role
  • Masters Degree/ working towards a Masters degree
Job specific experience Essential
  • A commitment to improving services to patients and their families through an ability to sustain a clear performance focus on achieving demanding goals
  • Proven experience, capability and capacity for clinical service management including a track record of staff management, financial management, performance management

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