Area Manager

Job Description

Job Title: Area Manager – Residential Services

Salary: Competitive & Negotiable

37 hours per week - typically 8:30am - 5pm, on call required

Location: Somerset

About Somerset Care:

At Somerset Care we support people to live the life they choose - whether in one of our residential homes, or within their own home.

As a long-established, award-winning care provider, our priority is to make a positive difference to those in our care, supporting the individual needs of our residents and customers, and helping them live life to the full.

Our specialist teams provide round-the-clock residential, nursing and dementia care in our 20+ care homes across the South of England, while our dedicated community teams provide essential care and support to help customers remain independent in their own homes across Somerset, Devon & Wiltshire.

Those living with learning disabilities, brain injury or Autism are supported by our Realise team, who offer people the chance to take back control of their life with as much or as little care and support as they may need.

We're proud to be one of the largest not-for-profit care companies in the UK, reinvesting any profits for the benefit of our customers and our people. By embracing change, we continually strive to promote resident and customer wellbeing and ensure our services fit their current and future care needs. 

It is our aim to be the care provider of choice for anyone seeking support for themselves or a loved one. When people think of excellent care, we want them to think of Somerset Care.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do:

  • Connecting with People
  • Making A Difference
  • Doing The right thing
  • Embracing change

Your role: 

As part of your role, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of a group of  Residential services across Somerset. As an Area Manager for Somerset Care, reporting to the Senior Area Manager, you will be accountable for the business performance of your services which will include the development of people, management of budgets and financial targets, and the delivery of a high-quality service.  You will lead, manage, and develop high performing teams and drive outcomes that achieve the strategic objectives of Quality, Efficiency and Growth. You will demonstrate strong business acumen, recognise business opportunities, and implement and drive innovative solutions through engagement and business planning.

In this period of transformation for the Health and Social Care sector, the services we provide must be fit to meet the needs of not only our current residents and customers, but also future generations. In these exciting and challenging times, you will be instrumental in identifying, influencing, and driving the changes that will support our future customers to live the life they choose. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure all services meet all regulatory standards
  • Achieve ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding CQC Ratings
  • Achieve all commercial targets including agency use and occupancy, and budgetary management
  • Analyse and interpret metrics and financial data, implement, drive, and deliver on action plans for improvements and profitability.
  • Lead, contribute to and deliver against strategic and business objectives
  • Identify opportunities for the provision of services, develop action plans and lead on implementation.

Why work for us?

Our Purpose is our People, our benefits package reflects the value we hold for our employees:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Car allowance
  • 7% Employer matched Pension Contribution
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Cover
  • Agile Working
  • 27 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays with additional days accrued on length of service
  • Access to a range of discounted benefits through our negotiated Rewards Platform

Skills, Experience and Qualifications required:

  • Demonstrable experience of effectively managing and delivering performance across multiple sites, and through large and diverse teams
  • Knowledge of business, budgetary and financial principles
  • Evidence of developing successful teams
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with customers, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Minimum of 3 years previous experience of managing an Adult Social Care Setting
  • Extensive knowledge of CQC regulations particularly in reference to a Care Home setting
  • Excellent communication skills, communicating at all levels with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Level 5 in Leadership and Management or equivalent experience
  • Degree in Health & Social Care – desirable but not essential

We are actively building diverse teams and welcome applications from everyone including people of different ages.

The interview process will consist of an initial Microsoft Teams interview, followed by a presentation to a panel within a week of the initial meeting.

Apply online today, email, or call our friendly recruitment team on 01823 802 637 for more information.

The Somerset Care Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or marital status.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.