As a key member of the Home Management Team, deputising for the Registered General Manager, you will contribute to the management of a sustainable registered care service for elderly residents, in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations, and Abbeyfield’s mission and values.
You will be at the forefront of care provision; contributing to the promotion of high quality care, meeting CQC requirements, ensuring residents are treated with respect and dignity, and lead fulfilling lives.
You’ll also have a key role in managing and coordinating resources in the Home. This includes assisting in the management and development of staff, ensuring high engagement and commitment from the team, and the necessary capacity and capability to ensure continuity of service provision. You’ll also have a keen eye on the finances; supporting the Registered Manager to meet pre-agreed budgetary targets around revenue generation (void and occupancy targets), and cost control (staff, consumables and utility budgets).
However, helping to manage a care home requires other virtues too, such as promoting the Home so it sustains a good reputation in the local community. You’ll also help to manage risks, to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and policy, so that a safe environment for residents, staff and visitors is maintained.
Finally, you’ll deputise for the Registered Manager during their absence to ensure smooth running of Home.
The Ideal Candidate
You’ll need a relevant Health & Social Care related qualification (e.g. NVQ/QCF Level 4/5 or equivalent), and be experienced at working at a supervisory team leadership level in a similar (ideally elderly care) person centred care and support role, within a registered care setting.
You’ll already have developed knowledge of and ability to apply the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010, the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 and the Care Act 2014/15.
But in addition to technical skills, you’ll need to demonstrate experience of managing teams effectively; and the ability to undertake key workforce activities, such as staff rostering, recruitment, managing staff performance, and developing and retaining talented staff.
You’ll also be able to provide evidence of having promoted and enhanced the reputation of a Care Home, and have a commitment to and ability to promote health, safety and welfare, to secure high levels of compliance and manage workplace risks.
A full copy of the job description is available here. Note that this role requires a DBS check, to be renewed every 3 years.
At Abbeyfield, we believe that great care starts with great people. We’re committed to providing the highest standards of accommodation to our residents and we’re always keen to hear from people who share our commitment to enhancing the lives of older people in the UK.
From carers to house managers, activities coordinators to cooks, plus roles in our St Albans head office, Abbeyfield has a varied range of career options available. By working at Abbeyfield you’ll be joining a charity with more than 400 houses and over 7000 residents. But we’re also developing new homes throughout the UK with state of the art facilities.
In return for your commitment, we offer a great pay and benefits package. This includes 31 days paid leave, (pro rata), including bank/public holidays, an occupational sick pay scheme, a pension scheme, plus shop and save discounts. We also offer great career prospects, from a comprehensive induction and a ‘buddy’ to get you started, to further opportunities to progress your career in care, through development, to gain more experience in your role.
Best of all, we’re a charity, meaning that the interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do, not shareholders.
About the Company
Hill House is a warm and welcoming registered care home located a couple of miles from the town of Honiton, near the village of Combe Raleigh and just off the A30 Honiton by-pass. A former home of Lord and Lady of Sidmore, it is set in a beautiful Georgian-style building offering 30 ensuite rooms spread over 2 floors.
There is a calm and relaxed atmosphere in our home. As manager of Hill House my overall aim is to ensure all my staff feel valued and knowledgeable in their own role. Residents receive excellent quality care from our highly skilled team and family and friends have confidence in the care we provide their loved ones.
My team is encouraged to build caring, positive relationships with our residents to maintain their independence and individuality through a range of social activities at our home. At my home you can look forward to a role that offers flexibility and plenty of free learning and development opportunities.
If you would like to use your people skills in an organisation that provides the quality care you would expect for your loved ones, this is a rewarding placed to be.
The Abbeyfield Society