Care Home Manager


Care Home Manager

Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)

NHS HIGHLAND, Smithstown, Highland

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 3 Jul | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

Looking for new opportunity in a rewarding job in the heart of the Scottish Highlands?

We have an exciting and rare opportunity to join NHS Highland as the Care Home Manager for Starthburn, Gairloch . We are looking for a person who is committed to person centred care and providing a quality service to the residents of the home encompassing all their health and social care needs.

You will need to enjoy a fast paced work environment and be able to lead a Team demonstrating compassionate leadership with a commitment to staff development.

You will ensure that the Team and Home are compliant with legislation and processes relevant to the service, including the safety and well-being of residents and staff. You will be up to date on evidence based practice in line with current guidance and regulation in order to initiate and participate in service developments to enhance the provision of quality care to Strathburn residents. You will work closely with colleagues in other health and social care settings to promote, developing and implement effective quality assurance processes and with the Care Inspectorate where required You will need to be registration with SSSC as a manager of care home services for adults. The qualification requirement is SVQ 4 Health and Social Care but registration is also possible for those holding recognised teaching, social work, nursing and AHP qualifications, normally at degree level. Possession of SVQ Leadership and Management for Care Services (LMCS) Level 4 (or an equivalent).

Informal enquiries to District Manager -  Dawn Pridham ;

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.


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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.

Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork

NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.