Commissioning Head of Care

up to £55,000 plus benefits package
10 Aug 2018
07 Sep 2018
Finegreen Consultant
Job Type
Finegreen are recruiting on behalf of a private independent living/care home operator for a Commissioning Head of Care based at their new location in Worcestershire.

My client is opening a new luxury retirement village in Spring 2019, which will provide retirement apartments designed for an independent lifestyle and Village Suites providing assisted living. For added reassurance, there will also be a luxury care home providing exemplary nursing and dementia care.

The post holder will plan, manage, direct and monitor the delivery of high quality clinical care to all residents and strive for continuous improvement in the care delivered. You will meet or exceed standards of care delivered to residents, in accordance with the company standards and complying with all regulatory and statutory obligations. You will be responsible to maintain the required level of occupancy by promotion of the Village and developing a local marketing plan, including maintaining excellent relationships with local referrers. The successful candidate will become the Registered Manager for the Care Home and lead the operation of the Care Home and related services through effective promotion and capitalisation of market opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring that the care home is successfully registered with CQC as part of the commissioning process;
  • Working with the on-site sales team in advance of the village opening to ensure there is an enquiry pipeline and admission plan in readiness of the care home opening;
  • To have a robust and proactive continuous recruitment plan to enable the fill rate for the expected occupancy to be achieved without the need for agency; 
  • To embed the SOP’s for clinical compliance from the outset of opening by continuous review and mentoring of key staff such as clinical lead and dementia lead (unit managers);
  • To achieve at least a ‘good’ outcome at the first CQC inspection;
  • Be responsible for the maximising the positive reputational profile of the care home within the local community prior to and from the opening.

You will be responsible for the efficient day-to-day and long term management of the Care Home
and to monitor the standards and ensure the registration is retained. The post holder will develop
effective working communication with all Heads of Department within the Village. You will maintain
good morale among all staff through effective leadership, consultation and communication.

The successful candidate will have:
  • Previous commissioning experience
  • Multi-site management experience;
  • Excellent commercial skills in terms of understanding the key drivers to achieving the financial plan when commissioning and opening a new care home;
  • An excellent communicator and someone who appreciates the need to work as part of an internal multi-disciplinary team (sales/operations/quality);
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities in a pressured environment; 
  • Resilience to working in a high profile environment; 
  • A strategic thinker who sees the ‘bigger picture’ in terms of the development of the village during the commissioning period.

This will be a permanent post, offering a competitive salary of up to £55,000 per annum, plus a competitive benefits package.

To request a copy of the job description or to schedule a confidential discussion, please contact Zoe Allen at The Finegreen Group on 0161 416 6086 or click on the link provided.