Care Home Manager

Job Description

Care Home Manager (Nursing)

Location: Northwich, Cheshire
Salary: £60,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Contract Type: Permanent
Benefits: Excellent PRP, additional bonuses based on excess profit

Are you an experienced Home Manager with a passion for excellence in care? Do you seek an exciting opportunity to lead a luxury nursing home in a prime location? Look no further!

About the Client
Our client is renowned for their exceptional care and support to over 1,500 residents, providing a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment. As winners of the 2024 Health Investors Residential Elderly Care Provider of the Year, they consistently rank among the top 20 large UK care home groups for their outstanding care. They prioritize well-being at work, ranking No.1 in the UK (Indeed's Better Work Awards 2023) and boasting a sector-leading 4.7 Glassdoor rating. As a Real Living Wage employer, they ensure dedication is rewarded and valued. Passionate individuals who want to make a difference are welcomed to join their growing family, putting people and residents first.

Full Job Description

About the Role
The Care Home Manager will oversee the daily operations of the home. As a regulated business, the candidate must be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and be familiar with all relevant legislation and regulations. Responsibilities include ensuring high-quality care and support to residents, meeting financial targets, and maintaining full occupancy. The Care Home Manager will be supported externally by dedicated Operations and Central teams, and internally by a Deputy Manager, Administrator, and Hospitality and Housekeeping teams. These teams will collaborate to ensure smooth operations and exceptional care for the residents.

Reports to: Operations Manager

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and direction to the home’s staff team, promoting a culture of kindness, compassion, and empathy.
  • Recruit, train, motivate, and retain a team of skilled care professionals committed to delivering person-centred care.
  • Ensure that the home meets all regulatory requirements, including those set by the CQC, and maintain excellent standards of care and support.
  • Manage the home’s budget, ensuring financial targets are met and costs are effectively managed.
  • Develop and implement a strategic marketing plan to maintain full occupancy and promote the home’s services.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with residents, families, and all stakeholders, responding effectively to their needs and concerns.
  • Oversee all records to ensure administrative tasks are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the home’s performance, identifying areas for improvement and implementing necessary changes.
  • Manage and mitigate risks effectively, ensuring a safe and secure environment for residents and staff.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Previous experience managing a nursing/residential home.
  • Strong working knowledge of CQC standards with a proven record of working towards achieving Outstanding ratings.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with internal and external professionals, families, and visitors.
  • Proven track record of marketing and business skills within the private care sector, running a commercially successful care home.
  • Enthusiasm and passion for developing high levels of person-centred care.
  • Ability to actively participate in the growth and development of the care service.

Education and Qualification:

  • Preferably an NMC registered nurse with relevant post-registration experience (desirable but not essential).

What Will You Gain? You will have the satisfaction of working with and being supported by an enthusiastic and caring team that puts people at the heart of the business. Our client understands that the happiness of their staff improves the service provided to residents. You will have numerous opportunities to learn and develop your skills, with procedures and processes in place to support you at every step.


  • Comprehensive induction and training programme.
  • Opportunities for career development and progression.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Blue Light Card Scheme (enrolment fee reimbursed by the client).
  • Full DBS disclosure paid by the client.
  • Annual NMC PIN renewal paid.
  • Excellent performance-related bonus.
  • Additional bonuses based on excess profit.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

Apply today to become a part of a dedicated team, where you can make a real difference in the lives of residents and work in a supportive and rewarding environment.

Pineapple Recruitment is recruiting for this role on behalf of our client and is acting as a Recruitment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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  • Salary Icon Salary £60000 - £60000
  • Reference Icon Job Reference REF1354
  • Calendar Icon Posted on Posted on 11 July 2024
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