Service Manager, Donegal Cheshire Services, Letterkenny, Donegal

Full Time (37 hours per week) Permanent Contract 

The Role: We are currently recruiting for a Service Manager/Person in Charge to manage, lead and develop our residential centre in Letterkenny Donegal while delivering a safe and quality service. Operating out of a social model of disability, you will have responsibility to ensure the highest standards of care are delivered to meet the physical, psychological, and social needs of individuals with physical and neurological disabilities availing of the service. You will be required to establish and maintain relationships with individuals that are based on respect and equality and that promote their independence. You will provide professional leadership to the frontline care support team. It is critical that when undertaking your work that you do so in a manner that is consistent with Cheshire Ireland’s values, operating ethos, and standards.


The Person: The successful candidate will be a motivated and dynamic person with strong leadership skills who is able to positively influence people and events, foster a culture of understanding and trust, and create team spirit. In addition, the successful candidate will:

• Be in possession of a third level degree in a relevant discipline.

• Be in possession of a management qualification.

• Have 3 years of line management or significant supervisory experience within the disability or broad personal social services field.

• Have experience in the delivery of training to staff at all levels.

• Can demonstrate evidence-based decision-making skills.

• Computer literate (knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook is essential).

• Be in possession of the necessary documentation to work and live in the Republic of Ireland.

• Be in possession of a full clean driving licence and willing to travel to other Cheshire services, family homes for assessments, and work outside of normal working hours where required.

• Have the ability to speak and write English fluently.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

• Ability to maintain composure in difficult or challenging situations.

• Ability to demonstrate awareness of current developments in inclusion and individualisation issues in Ireland and internationally.

• Ability to demonstrate awareness of good practices in the provision of person-centred services and sensitivity to the issues experienced by people with physical disabilities and neurological conditions. • Full knowledge of HIQA national standards as they pertain to adults with physical disabilities.

Salary range: €50,000 - €61,000 depending on qualification and experience

Closing Date: 9th of June 2023 @ 2.00pm

Reference: 2023195

To apply:

or please forward a detailed CV and cover letter via e-mail to

Cheshire Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

All successful candidates will be subject to vetting by the Garda Vetting Unit.

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Do you possess a third level degree and a management qualification?
Have you 3 years experience in a Management/Supervisory role?
Have you experience delivering training to staff on all levels?
Are you computer literate (Microsoft and Outlook are essential)

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