Danshell Jobs and Careers for Professionals
We have high standards for our staff teams and want people who are dedicated, professional, capable and competent and most importantly, who always put the service user at the centre of all they do. In return we are committed to developing and nurturing our workforce by:
• Creating career and personal development opportunities
• Recognising and celebrating effort and excellence
• Providing professional leadership, mentorship and supervision
• Ensuring a safe and supportive working environment
Key to our success will be the quality of our interactions with service users, their families and other stakeholders.
"People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel" Maya Angelou
We have a wide variety of roles from nursing and support roles, to clinical positions, and from ancillary roles to jobs in our support services teams such as in Finance, Marketing and HR. Click on the Current Vacancies button above and you may find your next career step.
Danshell supports the National Living Wage
At Danshell, we have ensured our rates meet the National Living Wage set by the Government. To make it fairer for everyone working for us, all staff, no matter their age, will receive at least the national living wage upon joining the organisation.
Roles Available Within Danshell
- Nursing and Support Roles
- Clinical Roles
- Business Support Administrators
- Ancillary Staff
- Support Services Roles
At Danshell we believe that everyone in our teams has a valuable contribution to make to the health and wellbeing of the people we support. Whether that is a registered nurse, a support worker, or a student nurse.
We offer placements for student nurses at many of our services and work hard to support them as they begin their career in learning disability nursing. We are signed up to the standards of the Preceptorship Charter and ensure we guide preceptorship nurses as they begin their nursing career through supportive and focussed mentoring. We actively work hard to attract nurses who have a true passion to follow Learning Disability or Mental Health career pathways by providing a learning environment that is both inclusive and supportive.
We are proud to have a significant number of nurses who have remained with Danshell throughout their careers. Many of these nurses have achieved Senior Nurse, Charge Nurse, Deputy Manager and Service Manager nursing posts through working hard, pushing themselves through study, hands on experience, and development opportunities, as well as coaching and support from their mentor.
We have a dedicated team of Consultant Nurses who are led by our Director of Quality & Governance. This ensures all of our services receive support and advice from a professional nursing leadership team. Having such exceptional nursing leadership across the organisation means we are invited to lead and participate in a range of national and regional initiatives and networks for nursing.
At Danshell we provide relevant clinical expertise to facilitate effective treatment with positive outcomes across all of our services. To do so we employ a range of professionals from health, social care and education – these include:
- Psychologists including clinical, counselling and forensic psychologists
- Psychology assistants
- Speech and language therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Social workers
Our group of clinicians are led by Dr Dale Lawrence, Medical Director. Dale is a Consultant Learning Disability Psychiatrist who has wide experience in community and hospital services for people with learning disabilities.
We actively encourage clinicians to take part in the wider aspects of clinical practice and we seek to employ clinicians who will further add to our strong research background or who may work for professional or regulatory bodies such as the Royal College of Psychiatrists. We would encourage established trainers of all professional groups to join us and to continue to expand the range of training placements that we currently provide.
Within each of our services there is a business support administrator who reports to the Manager of the service. Your role is vital to ensuring we have skilled and dedicated support to ensure the smooth running of things such as finance, record keeping and reception.
This enables us to ensure that our care teams are focused on direct care delivery and our administrative duties are carried out in an efficient and effective manner. We rely on organised, professional, polite, and forward thinking individuals who take ownership of the day to day tasks and who can work well in a team.
Creating a warm, clean and welcoming environment is crucial in the delivery of high quality health and social care. For this we rely on our housekeeping, laundry, catering and general assistants.
You will play a vital role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our service users ensuring that our standards of cleanliness, laundry, maintenance and food are second to none. We take a pride in these provisions and many of our services have been rewarded with sector awards that reflect this.
Our support services teams provide lots of different opportunities to work for us, across departments ranging from finance, human resources and training, recruitment, marketing, governance and clinical support, as well as administration and secretarial roles. Communication is something we continually work to improve, and by working together and sharing ideas, we can make a difference to the way we deliver our services.
We all have a responsibility to ensure that people live their lives in the way they want to and that means all of us playing our part. The workforce at our central support office has a crucial role 'behind the scenes' in ensuring our services can function effectively and efficiently.