Programme Manager

Programme Manager (Neuro-Rehabilitation)


This position offers an excellent opportunity of working in a highly innovative day-care neurological rehabilitation setting with clients presenting with severe Acquired Brain Injury (sABI). The service will initially cover a three to five client unit, with potentially some additional clients in the community, and is part of a 3-year pilot project supported by the HSE, based on Dublin’s Northside. It is envisaged that the service will be extended to residential and respite care and to other regions in Ireland over time. The service is highly innovative and will be delivered under national and international guidance by leading experts in the field. We have a firm belief in a multidisciplinary approach and expect applicants to be prepared to fully endorse a cross-disciplinary service delivery.

At the An Saol Foundation, we invest in the development of our staff through training and international placements. Staff will be encouraged to learn, grow and develop their career with us. This will be supported by the use of the most state-of-the-art therapy equipment (including robotic walking equipment), as well as by our collaboration with a number of national and international institutions, universities and researchers.

The position will be 40 hours per week (full-time).

Reporting to the CEO.

The projected salary will be in line with HSE salary scales and is dependent on experience.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To carry out accurate assessment, clinical diagnosis and treatment of patients with complex neurological needs.
  • To provide clinical supervision and facilitate the learning and development of staff.
  • To formulate and implement individual treatment programmes to meet service and patient needs, including the use of robotic walking and therapy equipment.
  • To provide service where there may be barriers to understanding, due to speech/hearing/visual impairment and cognitive/perceptual difficulties.
  • To organise and contribute to/lead in-service training sessions to staff and families.
  • To evaluate patient progress as well as develop and implement comprehensive discharge plans where appropriate.
  • To shape, develop and implement the An Saol Project.

Skills and Experience

  • Relevant degree qualification or equivalent.
  • Professional nursing registration in Ireland.
  • Experience or strong interest in neurology including neurological rehabilitation and a wide range of approaches to the management of neurological patients.
  • Managerial experience, leadership and supervision in a service delivery for the disabled.
  • Staff management
  • Demonstrated experience in the development of procedure and guidelines for service delivery for disabled service users.
  • Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to lead a multidisciplinary team.

About the Individual

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to play a leading part in introducing a badly needed change to the perception and treatment of those with severe Acquired Brain Injury (sABI) in Ireland; a person who takes pride in delivering exceptionally high standards through innovative thinking and strong working relationships.

About the An Saol Foundation CLG

An Saol will afford every opportunity to persons with a sABI to live their life with dignity and respect, to continue to improve, to regain as much independence and self-determination as possible, and for their injuries to heal, supported by adequate therapies. We will offer advice and support to families and friends affected by sABI. As part of our work, we have launched a 3-year highly innovative, patient-centred pilot project, supported by the Health Service Executive (HSE), that will demonstrate how the application of leading-edge neuro-rehabilitation research connected to the practice of neuro-rehabilitation will significantly contribute to recovery and the quality of life of those with a sABI and their families.

Please submit your application with a curriculum vitae and cover letter to:, subject line: Programme Manager Position.

Deadline for the receipt of applications: 22 February 2019