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Nurse Home Manager

  • £60000
  • Bedford, South East,
  • Permanent
Care Home Manager (Nursing)
Sycamore Heights Care Home, Bedford, Bedfordshire
£60,000 per year + benefits package

Are you a talented and experienced Home Manager seeking an exciting opportunity to lead a luxury property in the sought-after location of Bedford, Bedfordshire? Look no further!

Discover our newest nursing home in Bedford, offering a serene retreat akin to a five-star boutique hotel. Designed for resident wellbeing, it boasts 35 beautifully appointed bedrooms and expansive living spaces. Nestled on the picturesque Shakespeare Road, with easy access to the Midlands, our home provides a tranquil oasis for those seeking luxury and comfort.
Join us in creating a legacy of exceptional care and unparalleled luxury. Become a part of our dedicated team, committed to redefining the standards of senior living.

As our Care Home Manager, you will oversee the daily operations of the home. As a regulated business, we expect the candidate to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and be familiar with all the relevant legislation and regulations. You will be responsible for ensuring that the home provides high-quality care and support to our residents, whilst meeting financial targets and maintaining full occupancy.

You will be supported externally by dedicated Operations and Central teams, and within the home you will have the support of a Deputy Manager and Administrator, as well as Hospitality and Housekeeping teams. These teams will collaborate with you to ensure smooth operations and exceptional care for our 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 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 to potential residents, families, and stakeholders.
• Build and maintain positive relationships with residents, families, and all stakeholders, responding effectively to their needs and concerns.
• Oversee all records to ensure the home’s 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.
  • A 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.
  • A 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 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. We know the happiness of our staff improves the service we give our residents. You will have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop your skills, and we have the procedures and processes in place to help you at every step.

  • Comprehensive induction and training programme.
  • Opportunities for career development and progression.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Blue Light Card Scheme. We’ll reimburse the enrolment fee of this fantastic scheme that offers discounts on holidays, days out and over 15,000 national brands.
  • We’ll pay for your full DBS disclosure
  • Annual NMC PIN renewal paid
  • Excellent performance related bonus
  • Additional bonuses based on excess profit
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays entitlement
  • Relocation assistance provided

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