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The Stephen James Consulting team has a wealth of in-depth experience within each of our specialist disciplines, meaning we’re best placed to help you attract the right talent for your organisation or secure your next exciting career move.

To ensure we always provide an outstanding service, we have secured employees who possess real experience, knowledge and a genuine passion for each of our specialist areas.

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Latest Opportunities 

Director of Care Quality and Compliance

Buckinghamshire

Stephen James Consulting are working on behalf of a premier national elderly care home provider to recruit a Director of Care Quality and Compliance for an elderly care home provider based in Buckinghamshire. The Role: This fundamental role will lead on the development and implementation of strategies for care aspirations as well as the wider Dementia and End of Life care strategies, innovation that includes the development of new acquisitions, such as community-based support and intermediate care. Spearhead the growth and operation of an inclusive Quality Assurance framework, sharing accountability for care outcomes across the organisation, leading on governance and regulatory compliance. Working in a collaborative way with key stakeholders to ensure the organisation utilises technology to support and enhance operations. Taking responsibility for the providers Policies and Procedures, ensuring these reflect the most up to date regulatory, legislative and best practice. About You: Experienced in working at an Executive level within a health and social care setting, or able to demonstrate ability to do so. Experience of working with older people, people with learning disabilities and/ or people living with dementia and their families. Proficient in leading and managing organisational/service transformation change with a proven track-record of achieving improvement in quality and safety experience. The ability to display a comprehensive understanding of the complex needs of key stakeholder management. Able to demonstrate successfully implementing quality assurance programme with demonstrable impact on service improvement. Robust approach to governance, controls and definition/implementation of new processes. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in applying for this opportunity, please click apply now below:

SALARY: £85,000

POSTED: Oct 14 2020

Nursing Home Manager

Kingston upon Thames

Stephen James Consulting are proud to be working exclusively with an outstanding care provider, in the recruitment of a Nursing Home manager, based in Kingston Upon Thames. Our client pride themselves in delivering excellent care. The Nursing Home has an exceptional reputation for being the most premium home in the area and is looking for a committed Home Manager to manage the home. The Opportunity An experienced Nursing Home Manager to run 50-bedded Nursing Home. This is an excellent opportunity to join the provider at an exciting of development within the group. Reporting to the Regional Director you will be responsible for recruiting, managing, leading and motivating all staff within the home. Maintain the occupancy of the home by promoting the home and developing a marketing plan and building relationships with external stakeholders. You will make sure that care standards are kept at the highest level and the excellent reputation the company holds is maintained. To be Shortlisted for this key role of Nursing Home Manager you will need the following experience: You will have home management experience ideally within an elderly care setting. RGN qualified with a current PIN. Excellent proven leadership and communication skills and a keen eye for the finer details. Able to demonstrate first-class commercial awareness and business acumen. The ability to shape and maintain internal and external relationships is a pivotal part of the role. This role is offering a competitive Salary and Benefits Package which depending on candidate experience: £65,000 - £70,000. If you are interested in applying for this role of Nursing Home Manager, please click apply now below:

SALARY: £65,000 - £70,000

POSTED: Sep 24 2020

General Manager

Surrey

Stephen James Consulting are pleased to be working with one of their well-regarded elderly care clients, in the recruitment for a General Manager for a 40 bedded residential, dementia care home based in Surrey. You will be responsible for: To manage, develop and evaluate all aspects of service provision in the home, within policy guidelines ensure that all relevant legislation, organisational Policies and Procedures and codes of practice are adhered to. To be responsible for the management and supervision of staff to enable them to maximise their potential, through leadership, coaching, example, support and guidance. 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 considered for this role of General Manager you will need the following experience: The successful candidates will ideally have at least 4 years + home management experience in a managerial or leadership role within residential, nursing and dementia care home. Nurse Qualified, preferably with current PIN - But not essential Level 5 Diploma in Care Leadership & Management for Health and Social Care. Have an excellent understanding of the needs of older people and those affected by Dementia, with a desire for delivering exceptional care standards. Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of care homes and CQC, be highly organised, smartly presented, a good people manager and passionate about delivering high quality, person centred care. Strong experience of managing financial budgets. Our client, a developing elderly care provider have been providing quality care for 50 years, in addition benefiting from an excellent reputation for providing a range of specialist quality personal care for the elderly. The role of General Manager is offering £60,000 - £65,000 + 20% bonus, salary range is dependent on candidate experience.

SALARY: £60,000 - £65,000 + 20% bonus

POSTED: Sep 24 2020

General Manager

Bracknell Forest

Stephen James Consulting are pleased to be working with an expanding elderly care clients, in recruiting for a General Manager for a 60 bedded residential, nursing and dementia care home based in Suffolk, East Anglia. You will be responsible for: To manage, develop and evaluate all aspects of service provision in the home, within policy guidelines ensure that all relevant legislation, organisational Policies and Procedures and codes of practice are adhered to. To be responsible for the management and supervision of staff to enable them to maximise their potential, through leadership, coaching, example, support and guidance. 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 considered for this role of General Manager you will need the following experience: The successful candidates will ideally have at least 4 years + home management experience in a managerial or leadership role within residential, nursing and dementia care home. Hold Level 4 as a minimum or LMC Level 4 Award Interview Leadership. Have an excellent understanding of the needs of older people and those affected by Dementia, with a desire for delivering exceptional care standards. Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of care homes and CQC, be highly organised, smartly presented, a good people manager and passionate about delivering high quality, person centred care. Strong experience of managing financial budgets. Our client, a developing elderly care provider have been providing quality care for 50 years, in addition benefiting from an excellent reputation for providing a range of specialist quality personal care for the elderly. The role of General Manager is offering £55,000 - £60,000 + 20% bonus, salary range is dependent on candidate experience.

SALARY: £55,000 - £60,000 + 20% bonus

POSTED: Sep 24 2020

Peripatetic Manager

Warwickshire

Stephen James Consulting are working exclusively with one of their client’s in the recruitment for a Peripatetic Manager, covering the West Midlands. 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 throughout the UK, whilst playing a pivotal role in business improvement. Key Responsibilities: Managing or supporting homes where an existing home 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 opportunity: The successful candidates will ideally have at least 4 years’ experience in a managerial or leadership role within residential, dementia or nursing (care homes) Managing a GOOD or OUTSTANDING rated home with CQC. Level 5 Diploma in Care Leadership & Management for Health and Social Care. Full, current driving licence. Comprehensive knowledge of relevant current statutory legislation and good practice principles 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: £65,000 - £70,000 + Car Allowance + Travel Expenses + Bonus

SALARY: £65,000 - £70,000 + Car Allowance + Travel Expenses + Bonus

POSTED: Sep 24 2020

Home Manager

Essex

Stephen James Consulting are pleased to be working with one of their 'Not of Profit' elderly care clients, in the recruitment for a Home Manager for a medium sized residential, dementia care home based in Essex. You will be responsible for: To manage, develop and evaluate all aspects of service provision in the home, within policy guidelines ensure that all relevant legislation, organisational Policies and Procedures and codes of practice are adhered to. To be responsible for the management and supervision of staff to enable them to maximise their potential, through leadership, coaching, example, support and guidance. 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 considered for this role of Registered Home Manager you will need the following experience: The successful candidate will ideally have at least 2 years + home management experience in a managerial or leadership role within residential and dementia care home or working as a Deputy Manager in a large residential home. Ideally hold a Level 5 Diploma in Care Leadership & Management For Health and Social Care. Have an excellent understanding of the needs of older people and those affected by Dementia, with a desire for delivering exceptional care standards. Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of care homes and CQC, be highly organised, smartly presented, a good people manager and passionate about delivering high quality, person centred care. Strong experience of managing financial budgets. Our client, a market leading elderly care provider have been providing quality care for 40 years, in addition benefiting from an excellent reputation for providing a range of specialist quality personal care for the elderly. The role of Registered Home Manager is offering £45,000 - £48,000 + 20% bonus, salary range is dependent on candidate experience.

SALARY: £45,000 - £48,000 + 20% bonus

POSTED: Sep 24 2020

Home Manager

Derbyshire

Stephen James Consulting are pleased to be working with an elderly care provider in recruitment for a Registered Home Manager for a large nursing, residential care home based in Swadlincote, Derbyshire. You will be responsible for: To manage, develop and evaluate all aspects of service provision in the home, within policy guidelines ensure that all relevant legislation, organisational Policies and Procedures and codes of practice are adhered to. To be responsible for the management and supervision of staff to enable them to maximise their potential, through leadership, coaching, example, support and guidance. 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 considered for this role of Registered Home Manager you will need the following experience: The successful candidates will ideally have at least 3 years’ experience in a managerial or leadership role within a nursing dementia care home. Hold Level 4 as a minimum or LMC Level 4 Award Interview Leadership. Have an excellent understanding of the needs of older people and those affected by Dementia, with a desire for delivering exceptional care standards. Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of care homes and CQC, be highly organised, smartly presented, a good people manager and passionate about delivering high quality, person centred care. Strong experience of managing financial budgets. The role of Registered Home Manager is offering £45,000 - £50,000 with an excellent benefits package, salary range is dependent on candidate experience.

SALARY: £45,000 - £50,000

POSTED: Sep 24 2020

Area Manager

Aylesbury

Stephen James Consulting are supporting one of their key elderly care clients in the recruitment for an Area Manager. This pivotal role will be responsible for a portfolio of residential and nursing care homes across the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire region. Our client is dedicated to supporting older people ensuring they are valued and respected at all times with compassion and empathy, working in close partnership with residents and their families ensuring mutable care needs are met at all times. 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 Area Manager will assist and advise teams on regulatory response, problem solving, training, coaching and auditing. The ideal candidate will have worked previously as a Area or Regional Manager and should meet all of the essential criteria below before making an application to this opportunity: A minimum of three years’ experience of multi-site management, including coaching, performance management daily operations and supervision within elderly care. 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 a ever developing 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 £60,000 - £70,000 per + Car Allowance If you are interested in applying for this role of Area Manager, please click apply now below:

SALARY: £60,000 - £70,000 per + Car Allowance

POSTED: Sep 23 2020

General Manager

Bristol

Stephen James Consulting are working with one of their key elderly care clients. In the search for a Registered Manager for a large residential and dementia home based in Bristol. This state of the art newly built home is an amazing place for older people to live where everything is focused on residents, their families and a desire to make this part of their lives the best it can possibly be. You will be responsible for: To manage, develop and evaluate all aspects of service provision in the home, within policy guidelines ensure that all relevant legislation, organisational Policies and Procedures and codes of practice are adhered to. The manager must be able to manage a large team, leadership will be key to success for the staff team and the relatives. To be responsible for the management and supervision of staff to enable them to maximise their potential, through leadership, coaching, example, support and guidance. 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 maintain and develop links to the Commissioners is essential in this area. To be considered for this role of Registered Manager you will need the following experience: The successful candidates will ideally have at least 3 years’ experience in a managerial or leadership role within residential dementia services. Level 5 Diploma in Care Leadership & Management for Health and Social Care. Have an excellent understanding of the needs of older people and those affected by Dementia, with a dream for delivering extraordinary care standards. Able to demonstrate excellent commercial acumen. Able to show excellent leadership skills coaching and mentoring approach. Our client, a charity-based organization have been providing quality care for 50 years, in addition benefiting from an excellent reputation for providing a range of specialist quality personal care for the elderly. The role of Registered Home Manager is offering £60,000 - £65,000 with an excellent benefits package, salary range is dependent on candidate experience. If you are interested in applying for this role of Registered Manager, please click apply now below.

SALARY: £65,000

POSTED: Sep 16 2020

Deputy Operations Manager

Aylesbury

Stephen James Consulting are pleased to be working exclusively with a Not for Profit provider in the recruitment for a Deputy Operations Manager. This newly created role will be accountable for managing a portfolio of 3 – 4 Learning Disability homes covering the Buckinghamshire region. You will be responsible for: Assisting in the management of the operational activities within the portfolio of learning disability services. Audit and monitor performance of care practices as directed by the Senior Management Team through the use of correct information and systems to create compliance in a well-timed manner within their policies, procedures and regulatory accountabilities. Manage and support the Home Managers to grow and deliver high quality services that attain regulatory compliance, continuous improvement along with fully engage with service users and other key stakeholders.Work closely with the Health and Safety Manager and Quality Team to ensure that the Homes comply with all professional, regulatory and internal standards and that effective risk management is paramount within service deliver. Qualifications, Training & Experience: Recognised professional qualification – Management or Social Care MBA DMS, NVQ 4/5, RMA, Diploma in Social Work. Experience of CQC Registered Service Management for people with a learning disability. Experience of relationship and stakeholder management both internally and externally with families, residents and local communities as well as staff and healthcare professionals. Experienced within managing financial plans / budgets and business planning. Excellent communication skills and a positive and engaging influencing style. Deputise in the absence of the Operations Manager. Full valid UK driving licence with access to vehicle/transport as travel is required within the Home Counties. This is an excellent opportunity for Service / Home Managers looking to take the next step in their career, you’ll be joining a well-established Learning Disability provider. This role is offering a competitive Salary and Benefits Package which depending on candidate experience: £45,000 - £50,000 + Travel. If you are interested in applying for this role of Deputy Operations Manager, please click apply now below:

SALARY: £50,000 + Travel

POSTED: Sep 16 2020

Registered Home Manager

Surrey

Stephen James Consulting are pleased to be working with one of their key clients, in recruiting for a Home Manager for a 40 bedded residential, dementia care home based in Lightwater, Surrey. You will be responsible for: To manage, develop and evaluate all aspects of service provision in the home, within policy guidelines ensure that all relevant legislation, organisational Policies and Procedures and codes of practice are adhered to. To be responsible for the management and supervision of staff to enable them to maximise their potential, through leadership, coaching, example, support and guidance. 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 considered for this role of Registered Home Manager you will need the following experience: The successful candidates will ideally have at least 4 years + home management experience in a managerial or leadership role within residential, nursing and dementia care home. Nurse Qualified, preferably with current PIN - But not essential. Level 5 Diploma in Care Leadership & Management for Health and Social Care. Have an excellent understanding of the needs of older people and those affected by Dementia, with a desire for delivering exceptional care standards. Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of care homes and CQC, be highly organised, smartly presented, a good people manager and passionate about delivering high quality, person centred care. Strong experience of managing financial budgets. Our client, a developing elderly care provider have been providing quality care for 50 years, in addition benefiting from an excellent reputation for providing a range of specialist quality personal care for the elderly. The role of Registered Home Manager is offering £55,000 - £60,000 + 20% bonus, salary range is dependent on candidate experience.

SALARY: £55,000 - £60,000

POSTED: Sep 03 2020

About Stephen James Consulting

Stephen James Consulting are a specialist Healthcare 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. 

Who we partner with

    Area Manager
    Manager
    Phil Lloyd, Operations Director
    Recruitment Manager
    Head of Recruitment
    Kathy Davies, Director of Operations
    Recruitment Manager
    Regional Manager
  • 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

  • I have worked with Stephen James Consulting in both the capacity of the recruiter and the candidate, and have always found them to be detailed, professional and willing to go the extra mile. They are concerned with every detail to ensure that they are either proposing the right candidates or the right positions and will strive to be confident that each and every hire will be a success. I have no hesitation in recommending Stephen James Consulting.

    Regional Manager

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