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Care home manager jobs involve being responsible for the day-to-day opesemrrations of a care home. Many different care homes exist, including those for young people, the elderly and patients suffering from various conditions and disabilities. The role will be varied, with you expected to lead in many different areas. This will include managing budgets, hiring/firing staff and enduring conditions and services are of the highest quality.
You will need extensive previous experience in this role. The care home sector continues to grow in the UK. As such, there are often many positions available and these can be a great way to continue a career in care. Keep reading to learn more about the role, including a detailed care manager job description and salary information.
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Managing a care home can be demanding and rewarding. You will spend lots of time completing clerical duties and dealing with external groups, such as suppliers. The role may also involve you being ‘on call’ as well as working unsociable hours, including nights and weekends. Your role will depend on the size of a care home you are in running.
Large residential care home manager jobs may require you to perform more office-based duties. However, you may need to perform more patient-based work within a small-sized care home. Regardless of the size or sector, general duties related to working as a care home manager, include:
- Managing budgets, staffing levels and patient numbers
- Recruiting, training and supervising staff
- Performing performance and health & safety reviews
- Ensuring patients are always safe and well cared for, including organising activities
- Communicate with health professionals and patient’ families
There is no formal higher education requirement for care home manager jobs. However, as care home manager skills are varied, you will be expected to have extensive industry experience. Some residential care home manager jobs may require you to have a management or leadership qualification in specific areas, such as childcare.
Many candidates will have both a management and nursing qualification. This is especially important in more clinical-type care homes. In addition to qualifications and experience, a care home manager job description also includes the need for excellent communication and leadership skills. Other traits desired by care home employers include:
- Natural passion for helping and caring for others
- Ability to remain professional in stressful situations
- Hard working and able to motivate others
- Highly organised, with good budgeting abilities
- Excellent knowledge of industry and sector regulations and guidelines
The care home industry in the UK continues to grow. As such, there are often many opportunities to enter this sector. Many enter the position from deputy manager care home jobs. Roles can be found in the public and private sectors, with roles such as with the NHS often having established pay bands. Positions in the private sector, such as nursing homes for the elderly, often pay higher salaries. You will have lots of responsibility in the role and be given the chance to further your skills and experience.
More senior-level positions exist, such as becoming a regional manager, as well as consultant and teaching opportunities. The average care home manager salary is between £25,000 – £37,000. This will depend on the sector and size of an employer, as well as your experience and qualifications. Salaries can rise significantly, particularly in the private sector. Experienced care managers can earn around £45,000, whilst senior and regional managers can expect wages of up to £70,000.
Working in care home management can offer many benefits. You will be working in a role that pays well and in a growing sector. Long-term job security and stability are good, and you can expect to earn a salary that is above the national average. Your skills and experience will enable you to work in many different sectors, and you will of course be helping improve peoples’ lives every day.
However, the role can also be demanding. You will likely have to work long hours, including being ‘on call’ and unsociable hours, such as nights and weekends. Dealing with patients can be stressful, and you will be required to work hard to ensure they receive the help and care they need. You may be required to split your duties between management tasks and care duties. You will also have a lot of responsibilities, creating a heavy workload and the need to multitask.