For this role, you will need to be experienced in working with people who have learning disabilities and, as a manager, you will most likely be responsible for leading a team of staff specialising in work in this area.

It means assessing people’s learning disability needs and working with them to support them. You will manage the team responsible for the practical implementation of your recommendations.

This job is extremely varied and can be done in a variety of different settings.



At this senior management level, most learning disabilities service managers would be qualified - or working towards - their higher level 5 diploma in leadership for health and social care.

Diplomas are the current qualifications in health and social care, which have replaced NVQs, but some workers still hold NVQs which are still valid.