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Service Manager (Clinical)

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Sea Lodge - Service Manager (Clinical)  


Opened in 2006, Northumberland Supported Living Service (Sea Lodge) is a CQC registered service, currently rated as Good, which provides nurse led support to two adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. 

Service users have secured tenancy agreements and live in a large, adapted bungalow within its own grounds overlooking a private beach in Northumberland.  

We are looking for a RNLD (Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities) who has post registration experience to undertake the role, responsibilities and tasks of the Registered Manager as required by CQC in line with the Fundamental Standards and Regulations.  

As Hollie Willis, our Adult Services Lead Manager, says:

"Not only do you get to work in a caring compassionate service which achieves the very best outcomes for the service users, you get to do it in beautiful Northumberland overlooking the amazing coast line".

The role will include:

  • Managing a full complement of 4.2 FTE registered nurses and 15.3 FTE social care staff. 

  • Facilitating and coordinating clinical practice within the service in accordance with operational policy to ensure high standards of care and treatment are maintained.

  • You will need to have knowledge of the clinical needs of adults with learning disabilities including the treatment of behavioural disorders, mental health conditions and have a sound understanding of risk management. 

  • You will be committed to keeping service users safe by providing a safe and enabling environment for them to live in.  

  • You will be expected to demonstrate an exemplary practice model to staff. Including delegating work appropriately, providing clear guidance and motivation to staff to support them to achieve service objectives and quality standards.  

Requirements of this role:

  • Must have a RNLD qualification and post registration experience in a similar setting 
  • Must undertake fit persons interview to become Registered Manager with CQC 
  • Able to work shift rotas, including weekends and night-time working which might change at short notice. 
  • Able to meet the transport requirements of the role  

Join our team as a dedicated Service Manager, championing the care of individuals with learning disabilities!

For an informal conversation about this role, please contact Hollie Willis on

Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis!  


Why choose us?  

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:  

  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees)  
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme  
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)  
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands  
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours  
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available  
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality  


Further information  
Please note Northumberland County Council reserves the right to close this job 

advertisement prior to the advertised closing date. 

We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here 

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.     


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For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930  


Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications. 

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