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Area Support Manager

South East London

Stephen James Consulting are delighted to be recruiting for an Interim Area Support Manager, covering the South East of England, our client is an award-winning ‘not for profit’ organization, providing accommodation and support services for more than 18,000 older people throughout the U.K. You will be responsible for: To carry out specific operational or quality projects within a Home or across the area as directed by the Area Manager or Regional 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 Interim Area 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. Our client is an award-winning ‘not for profit’ organization, providing accommodation and support services for more than 18,000 older people throughout the U.K. If you are interested in applying for this role of Area Support Manager, please click apply now below: The Area Support Manager role offers excellent career progression into an Area Manages role.

SALARY: 60000 + Car Allowance

POSTED: Feb 22 2019

Registered Home Manager

Bedford

Stephen James Consulting are proud to be working with one of their key clients, in recruiting for a Registered Home Manager for a large residential, nursing and dementia care home based in Bedford, Bedfordshire, this is a superb opportunity to manage an amazing home, that benefits from having fantastic facilities – one of which is set up to allow film screenings. 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 residential, dementia or nursing 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 charity-based organization have been providing quality care for over 60 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 with an excellent benefits package, salary range is dependent on candidate experience.

SALARY: 60,000

POSTED: Feb 22 2019

Registered Home Manager

Basingstoke

Stephen James Consulting are delighted to be working with one of their key clients, in hiring for a Registered Home Manager for a medium size residential care home based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. This residential home is set in the striking historic town of Hampshire. 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 2 years’ experience in a managerial or leadership role within residential, 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. Our client is committed to ensuring all their residents are supported in their later years and are able to live joyful and happy lives. Our client continues to benefit from an excellent reputation for providing a range of specialist quality personal care for the elderly. The role of Registered Home Manager is offering £40,000 - £45,000 with an excellent benefits package, salary range is dependent on candidate experience.

SALARY: 45,000

POSTED: Feb 20 2019

Home Manager

Gosforth

Stephen James Consulting are excited to be recruiting for a Residential Care Home Manager based in Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne. You will be responsible for: The Registered Home Manager will be responsible for day to day management of this 42-bedded residential care home, efficient administrative function and professional care for residents. Liaison with the Social Care Regulators, Local Authority and Fire Authority to ensure satisfactory standards are maintained at the Home. Ensure Policy Procedures, Work Instructions in the Quality Manual are understood and implemented to ensure the highest standards of care. Responsible to ensure maximum resident occupancy levels. To be considered for this role of Residential Home Manager you will need the following experience: Relevant management qualification - NVQ level 4, LMC or RMA, Have a minimum of 3 years' experience of managing residential, dementia care homes, with a proven track record. Strong, clear leadership skills and staff management experience are essential to be successful in this role. A strong understanding of P&L and budget management. Hold a current driving license. Our client has a strong reputation providing a range of specialist quality care services for the elderly, offering an excellent level of care which ensures peace of mind for not only the residents but also their families and friends. The role of Residential Home Manager is paying between £38,000 - £42,000

SALARY: 42000

POSTED: Feb 13 2019

Registered Home Manager

Wantage

Stephen James Consulting are proud to be working with one of their key clients, in recruiting for a Registered Home Manager for a large nursing, dementia care home based in Wantage, Oxfordshire. This purpose-built home is set stunning grounds just a short walk from the well-known market town. The home benefits from being located close to all shops, cafés, theatre and other attractions. 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 residential, dementia and nursing 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. Our client, a ‘not for profit’ provider is committed to ensuring all their residents are supported in their later years and are able to live joyful and happy lives. Having 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 with an excellent benefits package, salary range is dependent on candidate experience.

SALARY: 55,000 + Bonus

POSTED: Feb 11 2019

Nursing (RGN) Home Manager

Oxfordshire

Stephen James Consulting are presently working with a prominent care home provider to find a new Nursing (RGN) Home Manager for a flagship service, where the home manager (RGN) can really focus on delivering individual service. The company provide care for the elderly across a number of services in the UK, specializing in Dementia, Nursing, Residential and Specialist Care across a number of care homes. The organization has recently won a number of awards, there are excellent opportunities to progress and develop within this highly respected provider. Above all else, you will be passionate about delivering the highest level of care. Possess strong leadership and management skills Management or supervisory experience essential, ideally registered manager Registered Manager Awards required, and valid RGN/RMN pin essential Highly articulate in spoken and written communication skills Strong knowledge of the latest in Dementia care training and provision Confident, adaptable, resilient and commercially aware Clear knowledge of CQC standards The Role As the Home (RGN) Manager you will assume full responsibility for all day-to-day operations. Responsibilities briefly comprising of: Running all aspects of the care home, ensuring it runs efficiently Maintaining consistently high standards & CQC compliance Marketing and maintaining full occupancy Overall budgetary & financial responsibility Recruiting, coaching and mentoring staff The role of Nursing (RGN) Home Manager is offering £50,000 - £60,000 with an excellent benefits package, salary range is dependent on candidate experience.

SALARY: 60,000 + Bonus

POSTED: Feb 11 2019

Residential Home Manager

Burnley

Stephen James Consulting are working in partnership with one of their key clients in the recruitment for a Residential Home Manager based in Burnley, Lancashire, this key role will be running 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. The ideal person will ideally have at least 3 years + experience in a managerial or leadership role within residential / dementia 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. If you are interested in applying for this role of Residential Home Manager, please click apply now below

SALARY: £50,000 + Bonus

POSTED: Feb 07 2019

Peripatetic Manager

East Midlands

Stephen James Consulting are working with a leading elderly care provider in the recruitment for a Peripatetic Manager based in the Midlands, this leading provider who functions throughout England and Wales have developed an excellent reputation for delivering the highest standard of Person Centred Care. The Role To support the Regional Operations Team in the improvement of quality of services and standards in private care homes throughout the Midlands region. Managing care homes which do not have a permanent home manager, or additionally to support and develop existing home managers. Providing robust leadership skills to enhance clients quality of life by identifying and reducing risks by conducting care audits and taking corrective action Implementation and continuous monitoring of policies and procedures to ensure the highest standards of client care and service The Person You will have previous experience running a fully compliant Care Homes. Exceptional management skills and be able to demonstrate a blend of compassion and resilience. To understand key drivers of the commercial aspects that are involved with running a successful care home. To advise the relevant Area Manager of any operational or other issues within the placement which may require remedial action. Commence any operational and Quality project work, either in relation to a specific Home or Homes within the region e.g. a management review, an audit or investigation, team building, mentoring or training. Must have the flexibility in staying away from home, according to the needs of the business (Monday to Friday) This role is offering a competitive Salary and Benefits Package which depending on candidate experience - £48,000 - £53,000 + Company Car or Car Allowance + Mobile + Travel Allowance If you are interested in applying for this role of Peripatetic Manager, please click apply now below, This is an excellent opportunity for Home Managers looking for the next step in their career.

SALARY: £53,000 + Car Allowance

POSTED: Feb 04 2019

Home Manager

Nottingham

Stephen James Consulting are working exclusively with one of their key clients in the recruitment for a Home Manager based in Nottingham, East Midlands, this key role will be running a 42 bedded 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. The ideal person will ideally have at least 3 years + experience in a managerial or leadership role within residential / dementia 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. If you are interested in applying for this role of Residential Home Manager, please click apply now below

SALARY: £48,000

POSTED: Jan 24 2019

Area Manager

East Midlands

Stephen James Consulting are supporting one of their key clients in the recruitment of an Interim Area Manager, this 6 Month (FTC) role will be covering a group of care homes based in the North West and Midlands region. The Area Manager will be responsible for a portfolio of 9 Care Homes, (Elderly Residential and Nursing care) The Role: You will 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 and holding group meetings. To agree with local managers annual business and financial plans for approval by the Group Director. Review monthly management accounts, initiating action plans with local managers based on improving financial performance. Responsible for the negotiation of contracts and fees with Local Authorities and PCT’s for new and existing services. Accountable for the negotiation of contracts and fees with Local Authorities and PCT’s for new and existing services. The ideal candidate will ideally have worked previously as an Area / Regional Care Manager and should meet all the essential criteria below before making an application to this vacancy. A Minimum of three years’ experience of multi-site management, within care homes, including coaching, performance management daily operations and supervision. Excellent knowledge of managing a Nursing, Residential and Dementia services Problem solving skills to quickly identify problems and find the best resolution Sound demonstrable evidence of clinical governance, UK regulations and Care legislation. Experience of managing financial plans/budgets and business planning Excellent communication skills and a positive and engaging influencing style Our client, a not for profit, organization have been providing quality care for over 70 years, in addition they benefit from having an excellent reputation for providing a range of specialist quality personal care for the elderly. This role is offering a competitive Salary and Benefits Package which depending on candidate experience - £58,000 - £65,000 per year + £6,000 company car allowance If you are interested in applying for this role of Interim Area / Regional Care Manager, please click apply now below:

SALARY: £65,000 + £6,000 Car Allowance

POSTED: Jan 16 2019

Assistant Operations Director

Wiltshire

Stephen James Consulting are proud to be representing a national elderly care home provider in their search for an Assistant Operations Director, this well-regarded charitable provider was formalised over 40 years ago. This pivotal role will be covering a large portfolio of care homes covering South West England. As the Assistant Director you will accountable for the overall operations and strategic development for the portfolio of care homes. Working as part of the key senior leadership team, you will lead the operations team through effective transparent leadership of the operational functions, and through professional input at a senior management level, ensuring the highest possible outcomes for the residents at all times. Acting as the key advocate for regional stakeholders including Care Quality Commission (CQC) Local Authorities, Primary Care Trusts (PCT’s) residents and their relatives, on all day to day matters. Leading the operations team through them, the service managers, providing a network of services which can respond flexibly to the needs of the residents. To be considered for the role of Assistant Operations Director: You will need to demonstrate the following experience: Further Management Qualification / Degree in social care Hold a successful track of significant multi-site / operational management experience within social care for older people or via working at a senior level within a supporting function (e.g. Finance, Development, HR) Have a general aptitude to identify root cause of issues and remain focused on the resolution at all times. Must be able to evidence clear commercial acumen in previous roles. Having an approachable and supportive management style, along with holding a genuine desire to contribute to the progression of your colleagues. Experienced in managing large budgets along with having qualitative responsibility for social care services. Can evidence of bringing clear improvements in service delivery. Must be resilient and have absolute desire to maintain and improve the care delivery in accordance with the providers culture. If you are interested in applying for this role of Assistant Operations Director, please click apply now below. Stephen James Consulting are operating as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent opportunity; we offer a £250 referral voucher for each successful recommendation.

SALARY: £90,000 + £6,000 Car Allowance

POSTED: Jan 11 2019

Registered Home Manager

Leicestershire

Stephen James Consulting are proud to be working with one of their key clients, in recruiting for a Registered Home Manager for a large residential, dementia home based in Leicester: 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 residential, 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, has 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 £50,000 - £53,000 with an excellent benefits package, salary range is dependent on candidate experience. If you are interested in applying for this role of Registered Home Manager, please click apply now below. Stephen James Consulting are operating as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent opportunity; we offer a £250 referral voucher for each successful recommendation.

SALARY: £50,000

POSTED: Dec 05 2018

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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    Phil Lloyd, Operations Director
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    Head of Recruitment
    Kathy Davies, Director of Operations
    Recruitment Manager

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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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