Our vision is to aspire to a society where all older people have the opportunity to live well in later life. Could you help us achieve this?
We are looking for a Unit Manager to join us, and truly make a difference at our Perrins House, nursing home. The roles will be one of three managers assisting the new General Manager role with overall site management and in the delivery of high standards of resident-led care.
You will be responsible for planning, organising, developing, and directing the overall operation of your unit regarding care and staffing, in accordance with CQC, CCG and Local Authority regulations and guidelines as appropriate, and in accordance with our own standards and guidelines. You will champion high standards of care, always ensuring the residents are at the centre of the care they receive.
You will work closely with the other unit managers on site and be responsible for the overall management of the nursing and care staff, and other staff working within the unit, ensuring the correct skill mix and ensuring that recruitment targets are met and staff are retained. You will also ensure that all staff complete the appropriate induction, including competency assessments, and that all mandatory training is completed within the specified timescales.
Friends of the Elderly own and manage three care homes in Malvern, Worcestershire. We are a not-for-profit charity dedicated to providing excellent care with a family feel. We have been supporting older people for over 100 years. We aspire to a society where all older people have the opportunity to live fulfilled lives. We do this by delivering services personalised to individual needs and integrated with local communities. The charity provides care home and day care services for older people, as well as grants for older people in financial difficulty. Our values are that we will always:
- Promote wellbeing.
- Strive for excellence.
- Treat people with respect.
- Keep everyone safe.
You will need proven experience in managing, developing and leading staff and promoting wellbeing, with good leadership skills and the desire to make a difference. You’ll be a great communicator with a strong understanding of CQC regulations and the principles of the Care Act and a strong understanding of adult safeguarding and Health & Safety at Work.
You will be a Registered Nurse and you will act as a role model for staff and other managers and be organised, with the ability to manage your own time and workload effectively.
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!
Why work for us?
We are committed to investing in our teams and their wellbeing, which is why we offer a great list of employee benefits. These include:
- Group Pension Plan, with a 6% contribution from us
- Wellbeing support through various initiatives including an employee assistance programme with manager support.
- Retail discount schemes to make your salary go further
- Health cash plans for you and your family
- Interest free travel loans and cycle to work scheme
- Long service awards, that increase with length of service
- Refer a friend to work for us and receive a £200 bonus
To apply for the role
Please send a CV with a short supporting statement (no longer than two pages) outlining why you want to work for us and how you meet the person specification for the post to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also complete and return our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which you can download from the website.
9 a.m. on Thursday 7th December 2023
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement
Friends of the Elderly strives to treat all staff equally and be a diverse and inclusive workplace, where everyone can be themselves and everyone accepts each other’s differences. A charity where everyone is equal but definitely not the same!
Our ambition is to ensure equality and celebrate diversity, all working together to create an inclusive workplace, which attracts and retains the best people. People that care and can make a difference.
We value all our staff, service users, volunteers and contractors and strive to respect everyone as individuals, understand their perspectives, and provide a supported workplace so that everyone can thrive.
We are committed to listening, learning, and improving our workplace and we ask all our staff to make a personal commitment to educate themselves; and engage in conversations with colleagues, so that we can all learn and share our stories and treat everyone equally.
We encourage everyone to call out any actions or behaviours not consistent with our values, and champion the rights of all our staff.
As this role involves a regulated activity, or manages those involved in a regulated activity, the charity will apply for an enhanced DBS check with barred lists check for successful applicants, and any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of that check being satisfactory.
We would prefer all staff joining Friends of the Elderly to have received or be in the process of getting their COVID-19 vaccination. This is to support the protection of our staff, our residents and wider teams.