Care Home General Manager & Clinical Lead

Melbourn, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, SG8 6BX

Competitive Salary




4th September 2018

6th October 2018

GENERAL MANAGER – NEW CARE HOME - Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

As General Manager of this brand new Barchester care home, you’ll deliver the person-centred care that helps set us apart. Opening January 2020 in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire. Our brand new Care Home has been specifically designed to provide quality enhanced residential care to older people and those living with dementia. Our New Care Home will provide a warm, homely and friendly environment for 64 residents. Its dedicated Memory Lane community, which supports residents with dementia, will offer everything from a sensory garden through to Life Skills Kitchens. This is your opportunity to make this first-class home a success from day one.

Pre-opening, you can expect to recruit the right team, agree budgets, set out marketing strategies, and prepare for operational readiness. You’ll have full clinical and commercial control of thehome once it opens. We’ll look to you to maximise the home’s occupancy and motivate your team to deliver the quality care and support our residents and their families deserve. As a new build General Manager, you’ll receive excellent divisional and marketing  support as well as plenty of development opportunities, all within an engaging and fulfilling environment.

Post-opening, you will gain full financial control of the business and continue to develop a coherent and effective team [of clinical and non-clinical professionals] who provide the quality care our residents deserve. Reporting into the Regional Manager you will be responsible for maintaining and ensuring compliance in the home as well as maintaining occupancy levels.

To join us as a General Manager, you’ll need to be a Registered Nurse (RGN/RMN) and Registered Manager (RM), or be willing to work towards RM status with our support, with a passion for elderly and dementia care. This role calls for excellent leadership, organisational and management skills to build a strong foundation for our new care home. We’ll look for marketing and occupancy or commissioning experience, as well as exposure to safeguarding, CQC and compliance guidelines. You should have the confidence to communicate with colleagues at all levels and creating strong links with the local community. In short, your proven track record of marketing and business skills within the private care sector, running a commercially successful, Good or Outstanding rated care home will be complemented by your blend of compassion and resilience.

As well as a competitive salary, Barchester offers one of the best rewards packages in the care sector. Your generous benefits would include:

•Automatic enrolment into our profit share scheme, with the opportunity to earn up to 100% of your salary 
•8% ER Pension Package
•Free learning and development
•Access to childcare vouchers
•A range of holiday, retail and leisure discounts
•Automatic entry into Barchester’s Excellence Awards and annual bonus scheme
•Payment of NMC Annual Registration Fee.

If you’d like to use your clinical and people skills in an organisation that provides the quality care you’d expect for your loved ones, this is a rewarding and empowering place to be.

Why should you apply?

  • One of the best benefits and rewards packages
  • Great pay
  • Brilliant training
  • Freedom to do things the right way
  • Progression opportunities in over 200 care homes
  • Excellent benefits