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Operations Manager

Dorset

Stephen James Consulting are assisting one of their main clients in the recruitment for an Operations Manager, in this pivotal role will be accountable for managing a portfolio of 5 - 6 care homes covering the Dorset region. You will be responsible for: Each elderly care home is run by a team of dedicated care staff, who are trained to encourage independence, preserve dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of the residents. Through effective partnering and communication, you will support them with the delivery of first-class care in line with company policies and CQC & regulatory frameworks. Lead, develop and motivate managers, including supporting their individual and professional development, providing regular performance feedback and conducting appraisals. Maintain regular contact and effective relationships with all Managers by carrying out regular visits along with holding regional meetings. Promoting high standards of employee relations, adhering to employment legislation, health and safety law and policy, best practice and personnel policy and procedures. The ideal candidate will ideally have worked previously as an Operational or Regional Manager and should meet all of the key criteria below before making an application to this opportunity: Recognised professional qualification – Management or Social Care MBA DMS, NVQ 4/5, RMA, Diploma in Social Work, CQSW. Experienced within managing financial plans / budgets and business planning. A minimum of three years’ experience of multi-site (care) management, including coaching, performance management daily operations and supervision. Excellent communication skills and a positive and engaging influencing style. This is an excellent opportunity to join a specialist team with a developing elderly care provider. This role is offering a competitive Salary and Benefits Package which depending on candidate experience: £55,000 - £60,000 + £6,000 car allowance. If you are interested in applying for this role of Operations / Regional Care Manager, please click apply now below:

SALARY: £60,000 + £6,000 Car Allowance

POSTED: Aug 08 2019

Interim Home Manager

United Kingdom

Contract– 3 Months, potential to be extended Stephen James Consulting are proud to be working with a renowned charitable care provider in their recruitment for a residential Interim Home Manager, the home is a medium sized residential home caring for the elderly. The successful candidate will need to have 3 years+ previous experience managing a residential care home along with in-depth knowledge of CQC regulations and in addition have NVQ/ QCF Level 4 or above. The Role Reporting into the Area Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the home is fully complaint with the CQC. Monitor standards of care with a 'hands on' coaching approach Undertake Quality Audits, feedback action points to Heads of Departments and monitor progress Carrying out assessments to potential residents to ensure their needs are fully assessed, planned implemented and evaluated Responsible for assisting with recruitment, HR Issues, Training and general leadership of the home and the staff. To be considered for this role of Interim Home Manager you will need the following experience: Proven experience within Management (Minimum of 3 years) Previous 'GOOD' in the last CQC report Elderly & Dementia Care Experience NVQ/ QCF level 4 or 5 Understanding of the compliance guidelines Genuine passion in elderly care. You need to be able to start immediately If you are interested in applying for this role of Interim Home Manager, please click apply now below

SALARY: £65,000 Pro Rata

POSTED: Aug 07 2019

Care Home Manager

Manchester

Stephen James Consulting are recruiting for a Nursing (RGN) Home Manager for one of their key clients, based in South Manchester, this key role will be managing a nursing / dementia home for the elderly, this stunning home is set within its own private grounds, providing a calm environment, excellent for achieving a relaxing environment, Key responsibilities include: To handle, develop and evaluate all aspects of service provision in the service, within policy guidelines ensure that all important legislation, organizational Policies and Procedures and codes of practice are adhered to. To be responsible for the management and supervision of staff to enable them to maximize their potential, through leadership, mentoring, example, support and mentorship. Establish and maintain in the home the atmosphere and practice of care based on the values of the provider, deriving from a concern for the individual and mutual respect between residents and staff. To be Shortlisted for this key role of Nursing (RGN) Home Manager you will need the following experience: The ideal person will ideally have at least 4 years’ experience in a managerial or leadership role within nursing homes (RGN - Current PIN Essential) Have an excellent understanding of the needs of older people, with a dream for delivering outstanding care standards. Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of care homes and CQC, being highly organized, smartly presented, a good people manager and passionate about delivering high quality, person Centre care. If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on the link below:

SALARY: £60,000

POSTED: Aug 06 2019

Peripatetic Manager

Oxfordshire

Stephen James Consulting are working exclusively with one of their client’s in the recruitment for a Peripatetic Manager. This newly created opportunity will support the Regional Operations Team in the development of quality of services and standards in private care and nursing homes across the South East. Whilst playing a pivotal role in business improvement. Key Responsibilities: ·Managing a home which does not have a permanent manager, or where an existing manager requires support ·Compliance towards legislative and regulatory guideline ·Implementation and continuous monitoring of policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of client care and service ·Development and review of care plans to meet the physical, social and psychological needs of clients ·To provide strong leadership skills to enhance client’s quality of life by identifying and reducing risks by conducting care audits and taking corrective action ·Liaising with external bodies ·Overseeing the management of medication ·Managing the disciplinary and grievance procedure and performance related issues To be considered for the Peripatetic Manager you will need the following experience: ·Registered Manager award or similar relevant professional qualification also essential. ·NVQ5 Health & Social Care or willing to work towards desirable but not essential ·Full, current driving licence desirable (may be essential for some services) ·Comprehensive knowledge of relevant current statutory legislation and good practice principles ·Proven knowledge of key needs and services for multiple client groups ·Proven experience of working with multiple client groups ·Flexible with travel and overnight stays This is an excellent opportunity for Home Manager’s looking to take the next step in their career. This role is offering a competitive Salary package which depending on your experience: £50,000 - £55,000 + £7,500 Car Allowance + Travel

SALARY: £55,000 + £7,500 + Travel

POSTED: Jul 23 2019

Regional Manager

South East London

Stephen James Consulting are supporting one of their key clients in the recruitment for a Regional Manager. This pivotal role will be responsible for a portfolio of 9 residential, nursing homes across London and the Home Counties. Our client is a well-known market leader within elderly care. Each operational unit is run by a team of dedicated care staff, who are trained to encourage independence, preserve dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of service users. You will be responsible for: Through effective partnering and communication, you will support them with the delivery of first-class care in line with company policies and CQC & regulatory frameworks. It is also a significant requirement of the post-holder to control budget in order to hit the agreed financial forecasts as well as the usual regulatory compliance, contractual compliance, and adherence to internal company policies. The Regional Manager will assist and advise teams on regulatory response, problem solving, training, coaching and auditing. The ideal candidate will have worked previously as a Regional Manager and should meet all of the essential criteria below before making an application to this opportunity: A Minimum of four years’ experience of multi-site management, including coaching, performance management daily operations and supervision. Excellent communication skills and a positive and engaging influencing style. Proven experience within a business as usual environment, along with being able to demonstrate excellent commercial acumen. This is an excellent opportunity to join an elderly care provider, with an excellent reputation the provider continues to grow as a result of delivering exceptional care to the elderly. This opportunity is offering a competitive Salary and Benefits Package which depending on candidates experience £70,000 - £75,000 per + £6,000 Car Allowance. If you are interested in applying for this role of Regional Manager, please click apply now below:

SALARY: £75,000 + £ Car Allowance

POSTED: Jul 22 2019

Peripatetic Manager

South East London

Stephen James Consulting are working exclusively with one of their client’s in the recruitment for a Peripatetic Manager. This newly created opportunity will support the Regional Operations Team in the development of quality of services and standards in private care and nursing homes across the South East, whilst playing a pivotal role in business improvement. Key Responsibilities: Managing a home which does not have a permanent manager, or where an existing manager requires support Compliance towards legislative and regulatory guideline Implementation and continuous monitoring of policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of client care and service Development and review of care plans to meet the physical, social and psychological needs of clients To provide strong leadership skills to enhance client’s quality of life by identifying and reducing risks by conducting care audits and taking corrective action Liaising with external bodies Overseeing the management of medication Managing the disciplinary and grievance procedure and performance related issues To be considered for the Peripatetic Manager you will need the following experience: Registered Manager award or similar relevant professional qualification also essential. NVQ5 Health & Social Care or willing to work towards desirable but not essential Full, current driving licence desirable (may be essential for some services) Comprehensive knowledge of relevant current statutory legislation and good practice principals Proven knowledge of key needs and services for multiple client groups Proven experience of working with multiple client groups Flexible with travel and overnight stays This is an excellent opportunity for Home Manager’s looking to take the next step in their career. This role is offering a competitive Salary package which depending on your experience: £50,000 - £55,000 + £4,000 Car Allowance + Travel Expense

SALARY: £55,000

POSTED: Jul 01 2019

Regional Support Manager

Dorset

Stephen James Consulting are working exclusively with a medium size elderly care provider in their recruitment for two Regional Support Managers, (12-Month FTC) these pivotal roles will be supporting the Home Managers across Dorset, South West. You will be responsible for: To carry out specific operational or quality projects within a Home or across the area as directed by the Operations Director. To provide strong, professional leadership in the Homes and to ensure the efficient and economical use of pre-agreed resource level. Providing advice and support to Home Managers and senior staff in a Home to assist them to achieve the highest standards of care and quality. Undertaking operational and quality project work, either in relation to a specific Home or Homes within the area: i.e. management reviews, audit or investigations, team building, mentoring and training. To be considered for this role of Regional Support Manager you will need the following experience: Experienced within Home management – Managing residential or nursing services. Ability to maintain all aspects of confidentiality and the ability to comply with all legislative requirements in relation to service users and staff. Evidence excellent time management skills. Strong understanding around clinical issues / audits. Experience of Quality Assurance Management within nursing & residential home. Ability to travel, including overnight stays as and when needed. Our client is an award-winning ‘not for profit’ organization, providing accommodation and support services. This is an excellent opportunity for Home Managers looking for the next step in their career If you are interested in applying for this role of Regional Support Manager, please click apply now below:

SALARY: £55,000 + Travel + Accommodation

POSTED: Jun 07 2019

About Stephen James Consulting

Stephen James Consulting are a specialist Care Management consultancy, with in depth experience recruiting exclusively within the Care Home Sector, providing bespoke solutions for permanent and interim positions throughout the UK.

We are dedicated in providing exceptional service delivery to both client and candidate, our market knowledge means we can guide you through all the steps of recruitment process, whether you are a provider with current recruitment assignments or a professional looking for your next career move,

We look forward to hearing from you. 

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  • I've been working with Stephen James Consulting for around 18 months, they are an exceptional recruitment firm, standing out from the rest for a number of reasons. “They presented me with regional opportunities that were hand-picked to match my skill set, knowledge and experience and for those reasons, I decided to work exclusively with them. I was recently hired me with a leading national provider initially on an interim basis which has now become a long-term arrangement. “I would recommend Stephen James Consulting to anyone seeking a new opportunity or to an organisation that is looking to work with a first-class recruiter.”

    Area Manager

  • “What can I say. Exceptional support from day one and beyond. Stephen James Consulting were with me all the way, ensuring the whole process went smoothly, making it so easy and stress-free, providing me with tips for the interview, background info on the company, updated me on the progress of my application then, following my recruitment, they kept in touch to ensure all was well. Best of all, they found the perfect role for me. I couldn’t be happier in my new job and truly feel I owe that to the Stephen James Consulting team. A highly professional service delivered by genuinely nice people.”

    Manager

  • “Stephen James Consulting has work on behalf of Health Care Management Solutions (HCMS) for many years as their preferred recruiter. They have worked with me for some time assisting me to find Regional Managers, Relief Managers, Peripatetic Managers and Home Managers. “They have demonstrated a good understanding of my needs and only put CV's before me of people who meet that criteria. They get involved from receiving the brief, through to the interview stages and also following appointment to ensure the process is smooth and both parties are happy. I would certainly recommend Stephen James Consulting as an excellent recruiter and head hunter. They have a very good knowledge of the care industry and key stakeholders within our industry.”

    Phil Lloyd, Operations Director

  • “We were fortunate and pleased to work Stephen James Consulting, the team responded promptly to our requirement for a senior care professional, they were able to source a number of high quality candidates for us. As a result, we successfully recruited the role”

    Recruitment Manager

  • “I have been working with Stephen James Consulting from the beginning of 2016 and from day one, they have been the ultimate professionals. I had been reluctant to engage with recruitment agents as it is so rare to find any that really try to understand you or your business. I have always believed that without this knowledge, it is impossible for a recruiter to recruit into your company. Not only have Stephen James Consulting made it their mission to understand what we stand for, but they have also dug deeper to really understand that our core values are what makes our company so special. I know that with this knowledge, they are able to communicate those values with passion to the candidates that they present to us. Stephen James Consulting have helped us to find some key members of our senior management team who are instrumental in maintaining the high standards of care that we provide. I can’t thank them enough for the help and support that they have provided for us. To us, they are most definitely an extension of our recruitment team.”

    Head of Recruitment

  • “We have engaged the services of Stephen James Consulting for the last two years, we have found them to be professional in their approach but most importantly they have fulfilled our recruitment needs. “They have a robust recruitment process that results in candidates being of a good standard, they communicate well with the candidate but also with us as the customer during the recruitment and appointment process. “They follow up with the candidates that they have hired into the business, along with making that we were fully satisfied, I would recommend their service as we have had a continued level of service from them.”

    Kathy Davies, Director of Operations

  • “I have worked with many recruiters over time, but Stephen James Consulting is now my first choice when we want to recruitment for care management roles. They not only have a high level of integrity as a recruiter firm but take time to fully understand our requirements, only putting forward those candidates who are most likely to meet the needs of the role. Not only does Stephen James Consulting deliver a professional and first class service, but they are also an absolute pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending them to those who seek quality results.”

    Recruitment Manager

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