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Registered Manager jobs: frequently asked questions
Welcome to our registered manager jobs page. Here’s where you can find all the latest registered manager roles throughout the UK, as well as some handy info about the job below.
What does a registered manager do?
Registered managers, also often known as home managers or care managers, manage the running of residential care homes.
They’re often referred to as ‘registered’ managers because in order to do the job, they have to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Registered managers can work in a variety of homes, primarily in the private sector, supporting adults with learning disabilities, mental health conditions, physical disabilities or older people.
In terms of day-to-day duties, these can be quite extensive. They often include recruitment and training of staff, budget management, co-ordinating events and schedules, overseeing medication plans and working closely with families.
However, registered managers also have to think strategically about improving the performance of a home. So, challenges also include how to offer personalised care, how to maintain exceptional health and safety standards, and how to keep in line with industry guidelines and benchmarks.
How do you become a registered manager?
As mentioned, registered managers have to be registered with the CQC.
To get to this point, you’ll need a mix of relevant qualifications and experience. But that mix, and what comprises it, can vary.
A level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care is the standard route for registered managers, but not the only one. NMC registered Nurses looking for a career change can, with some leadership experience, become registered managers.
Others with a Level 4 NVQs might also be considered for registration if they can show enough leadership experience too.
Alternatively, a master’s degree in social care would provide a very good base.
In terms of skills, you’ll need compassion, patience and resilience as well as all the qualities that good leaders possess.
What do registered managers get paid?
Registered managers mainly operate in the private sector, where pay is unregulated. That makes an average salary quite hard to come by.
However, industry data suggests that registered managers earn somewhere between £30,000 and £35,000. That should only be considered a guide though. It isn’t uncommon for registered managers to earn well beyond £50,000 a year – especially if they’re experienced or have specialist expertise.
The future of care sector pay is very much under the microscope currently, so there is a chance that wages will rise more generously with serious staff shortages at all levels.
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