Care Home Manager

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary Negotiable

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1422272

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Home Manager – Palmerston Care Home, East Belfast

Home Manager  – Palmerston Care Home, East Belfast

Salary –  Negotiable

5 days per week – Permanent – Full Time

Title: Care Home Manager 

Responsible to: Chief Executive

Overview: Abbeyfield & Wesley welcomes applications for the exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and enthusiastic Association as Home Manager of our innovative Care Home.

Based in East Belfast and reporting directly to the CEO, the Home Manager will be the driving force behind our visionary purpose built dementia facility at Palmerston. 

Working as part of the Senior Management Team, the Home Manager will maintain the exceptional standards delivered by this flagship facility whilst encouraging and promoting innovative methods of service and care development.

The Home Manager will encourage and motivate our dedicated and enthusiastic employees to ensure that the care provided to our Residents is consistently exceptional whilst offering support and managerial guidance to the team. 

This role offers a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to join a proven forward thinking Association, wholly dedicated to the improvement of living standards and care for older people within our communities. 

The role offers an array of interesting projects and responsibilities and will allow the successful Candidate to become an integral instigator of the development and running of an already successful and original Residential facility.

If this role is for you, we’d like to hear from you. Please provide an up to date CV along with a cover letter detailing the following;

1.   Why you feel Abbeyfield & Wesley is the right Association for you.

2.   Why you feel that the Home Manager position is an ideal role for you.

3.   What previous experience you have which qualifies you for this role. 

Key objectives: Management of Resident Care and Support

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the support of older people and provide high quality person-centred care by managing the care home in a flexible and sensitive way, which addresses the individual and group needs of residents.
  • Promote the physical, social, intellectual and emotional well-being, and independence of residents using comprehensive needs and risk assessments and developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing individual person-centred care plans.
  • Promote best practice within the care team.
  • With the assistance of the Deputy Home Manager and Senior Care Team, consult residents and their families about all matters which concern them and ensure regular residents’ meetings are held and recorded.
  • Encourage resident involvement and participation in the day to day running of the home.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, volunteers and visiting professionals including regulators.
  • Support and work closely with families and friends offering them professional and emotional support, which is sensitive to their needs.
  • Ensure that all Abbeyfield & Wesley policies and procedures, especially those concerned with the well-being of residents, are implemented. 
  • Promote the health and well-being of each resident and where necessary, arrange for medical attention.
  • Ensure the management of an effective system for the safe control and administration of medication in accordance with procedures.
  • Maximise the occupancy of the care home and ensure that procedures relating to the admission and discharge of residents is followed.
  • Produce a reliable assessment of residents needs and when required support residents who may need to move on if the care home is unable to meet their needs.
  • Ensure that complete and proper records are maintained.

Management of Care Home Staff

  • In conjunction with the HR Manager, undertake the recruitment of staff and ensure appropriate staff cover is provided in the care home at all times.
  • Monitor the performance of the Deputy Home Manager and Senior Care Team, identify training needs and ensure that suitable training is provided to meet identified needs.
  • Provide management leadership, support and guidance to all staff using effective supervision and appraisal meetings to ensure that staff are able to give their best at all times.
  • Ensure all aspects of health and safety for staff, residents and visitors are properly managed and that all regulatory requirements are met.

Strategic Development and Implementation

  • Translate strategic objectives relating to care into practical and achievable operational plans and to monitor and review progress.
  • Develop and promote collaborative relationships within the public, private and voluntary sectors in order to develop and improve the care services provided in the home.
  • Keep abreast of legislative changes and developments within the sector and evaluate their impact on the activities of the association ensuring that changes are implemented where required.
  • Contribute to the development and management of financial budgets.
  • Promote best practice in dementia care.
  • Instigate and develop in-house research and audit to inform strategic development.
  • Provide accurate and timely advice and information to the Management Board and Chief Executive

Essential Criteria :           

  • Qualifications which meet the RQIA registration requirements for a Registered Manager.
  • Management experience in a health and social care setting.
  • Thorough understanding of the needs of people with dementia.
  • Ability to lead effectively and supervise and support individuals and a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to network effectively within the public, private and voluntary sectors.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload.

Desirable Criteria:           

  • Record of innovative practice within dementia care.
  • Experience of developing new services.
  • Relevant training or assessment qualification.                    

General Requirements:

  • To attend and establish staff meetings when appropriate and to be available for one to one sessions as agreed.
  • To attend appropriate training and development sessions as agreed with the Chief Executive.
  • To maintain registration requirements with regulatory bodies.
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • To carry out any reasonable duties as requested.
  • To be aware of and comply with safe working practices as laid down by legislation.
  • To uphold and promote equality and diversity in all aspects of employment practice and service delivery.
  • To travel and work evenings & weekends as and when required.

Abbeyfield & Wesley welcomes applications from all sectors of the community irrespective of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or disability. The information requested in this form is to enable us to obtain a rounded picture of you. Personal information will not of itself be used to disqualify your application.

This post involves substantial access to vulnerable adults and children, therefore, as part of the selection process, Abbeyfield & Wesley requires an Enhanced Disclosure Check to be carried out through Access NI. Following interview, the preferred candidate will be offered the post subject to satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Check. This will include verification of identity and a report on the preferred candidate’s full criminal history (including spent and unspent convictions), cautions, disqualifications from regulated or care positions, and any other material considered by the police to be relevant to the position applied for.  A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position (if you require further information please request a copy of the Abbeyfield & Wesley Policy on Recruitment of those with a Criminal Record. You can access further information and the Access NI Code of Practice on //

To apply please click on the APPLY NOW button below to forward an up to date CV

Closing date 16th July 2019

Cover letter required