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Peripatetic/ Turnaround Manager
Stephen James Consulting are looking to recruit a Peripatetic/ Turnaround Manager on a 12 Month FTC, for a national elderly healthcare provider based in Leicester, this crucial role is working within a medium size care home for older people with Dementia. As the Turnaround Manager, you will have overall leadership responsibility for the home, along with driving the staff team forward around performance and regulatory requirements. Ensuring high quality standards of care and service are delivered to regulatory, contractual and company standards. We are looking for a proactive manager, who is committed to developing and leading a team and the care home and who is equally ready for a new and exciting challenge. You will need to have proven turnaround experience within elderly care; the home is currently rated at require improvement. The successful candidate will have the following experience and qualifications: • Proven track record of turnaround experience. • Sound knowledge of CQC and Care Standards. • Good knowledge and background of the care sector. • Relevant Professional qualification. This 12 Month FTC opportunity is offering a competitive salary which depending on candidate’s experience: £60,000 - £70,000. If you are interested in applying for this role of Peripatetic / Turnaround Manager, please click apply now below:
POSTED: Jul 15 2019
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 Care Homes across the West Midlands. 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 ideally have worked previously as a Regional Care Manager and should meet all of the essential criteria below before making an application to this vacancy. A Minimum of three 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 £68,000 - £75,000 per + £7,000 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 15 2019
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: £45,000 - £50,000 + £4,000 Car Allowance + Travel Expense
POSTED: Jul 01 2019
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 throughout the UK, 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 + Car Allowance + Travel Expenses.
SALARY: £55,000 + Car Allowance + Travel Expenses
POSTED: Jun 28 2019
Care Home Manager
Stephen James Consulting are recruiting for a Registered Home Manager for one of their key clients, based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, this key role will be managing a large residential / dementia home for the elderly, this purpose built 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, 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, 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 Home Manager you will need the following experience: The ideal person will ideally have at least 2 years’ experience in a managerial or leadership role within residential care, NVQ Level 4 or LMC Award in Leadership. 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 organised, smartly presented, a good people manager and passionate about delivering high quality, person centred care. The role of Registered Home Manager is offering £45,000 - £50,000 If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on the link below:
POSTED: Jun 26 2019
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,
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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.”
“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.”
“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”
“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.”
Man charged with murdering wife at Norwich care home
An 81-year-old man has been charged with murdering his wife at a care home in Norwich. Mick Virgo appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court this morning charged with the murder of his wife, Doreen Virgo, who was found dead at Norfolk County Council’s Grays Fair Court care home in New Costessey at 7.30pm on Friday, July 12, the Eastern Daily Press reported. A spokesman for Norfolk County Council, which runs Grays Fair Court, said: “We were sorry to hear of the incident on Friday evening and we continue to help police whilst their enquiries are ongoing. Staff and residents of Grays Fair Court are being supported by the management team at the care home and our well-being service.”
US hedge fund amongst potential Four Seasons bidders
US hedge fund, Davidson Kempner Capital Management, is among a clutch of investors considering a bid for Four Seasons Healthcare.Sky News revealed the hedge fund was amongst the parties interesting in buying the leading care home provider.The report said the hedge fund, which is the landlord of some Four Seasons properties, would be competing with current Four Seasons creditor H/2 Capital Partners for the bid. Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) took over administration of Four Seasons’ holding companies in April after talks to reduce the company’s debt failed (see BREAKING NEWS: Administrators appointed at Four Seasons’ holding companies). Four Seasons employs around 20,000 workers and cares for around 17,000 residents and patients in over 250 properties.
Exemplar to create 50 new jobs in Hull
Selina Wall, Exemplar’s Senior Director of Operations, said: “This is a great opportunity to be part of our brand new home in Hull, particularly for medical professionals wanting to move away from hospital life in the region to a more holistic care environment. It’s a really exciting time and a chance for a new team to help shape the service we will offer. St Andrew’s Court, which will open in September, will provide specialist nurse-led care for adults with a range of complex nursing needs, including dementia, mental health conditions, brain injury, stroke and neuro disabilities. “We’re lucky to be joining such a lovely community. We’ve already introduced residents from our other homes to the area through events at Rainbow Children’s Centre and we’re excited to work with the community more over the coming months.”
Signature Senior Lifestyle forms Greater London joint venture!
Signature Senior Lifestyle has formed a joint venture with global real estate investment management firm Heitman to develop, own and operate senior living communities across Greater London. The joint venture will acquire and develop three to four sites that will house premium, private pay senior living schemes comprised of independent, assisted and dementia care apartment home units. “We are delighted to announce our second joint venture with Signature and look forward to delivering premium senior housing schemes across greater London.,” said Tony Smedley, Managing Director and Head of European Private Equity at Heitman. “This joint venture is an extension of our strategy to invest with skilled, like-minded partners in a market segment which evidences significant long term growth potential. “We are focused on tactical asset allocation and investment strategies that will benefit from drivers that are less sensitive to both economic and market volatility together with those that are supported by long-term structural fundamentals.
Nourish Care - on delivering high quality care
With its emphasis on supporting care teams in delivering high quality care, Nourish Care believes that their digital care planning system is the most adaptable and user-friendly product on the market. Entering the sector in 2011 Nuno understood how his background in emerging technology and artificial intelligence could be applied to the challenges teams face across all different types of care. “As both an entrepreneur and innovation enthusiast, I have always been intrigued by finding solutions to social problems through the power of design and technology,” “Spending time working with care homes, I quickly realised that the process of recording, sharing and analysing information was limited, and was genuinely detracting from the quality of care that teams could provide. “You could actually see the frustration this caused to care teams, who had come into the sector because of their desire to help others – not to complete paperwork. Not knowing where certain documents were, not being able to easily access people’s care plans, feeling like they were writing notes simply to be compliant with regulators – these were all common feelings I encountered.”