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Registered Care Home Manager (Clifton)

Job reference: 003573

Location: Bedfordshire

Closing date: 02/12/2021

Interview date: Not specified

Salary / hourly rate: £38,127.37 per annum

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 37.5

For more information on the role, please contact Gail Lawrence/Kim Hillier
Telephone: 01462-850022

Type of service – Residential

Location – Clifton, Bedfordshire

Salary information – £38,127.37 per annum 

Working hours – 37.5 hours

A full UK driving licence is essential for this role.

Find your place with us and help change lives.

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting over 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.

Join us as a manager with Hft and you’ll develop your social care career with one of the leading names in the sector. You’ll go to work each day knowing you can make a real difference to the lives of adults with learning disabilities.

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to join us as a Registered Manager in our Residential care home in Clifton Bedfordshire  to shape our services and develop and lead the region to success.

This is a frontline management role where you will be responsible for our Residential Care home in Clifton Bedfordshire and for the line management of the support team for that home.

There will be a Deputy Care Home Manager who shares the line management of the support team and the visible management presence for that home.

Accountable to the Regional Director, the Registered Manager role has overall responsibility for all aspects of the operational day to day leadership and management of the home. This includes Registration as the manager with the relevant regulator (CQC) and compliance with all legislation and external and internal standards.

The Registered Manager is accountable for the effective management of the agreed delivery hours for the home and for ensuring the budgeted income/contribution levels are met within the home. This will include the effective management of all resources within or associated with the home, including building management to ensure a high-quality service is provided.

Your responsibilities will also include raising the profile and working standards to ensure that Hft is the leading provider of learning disability services. You are expected to become a champion of our support model (Fusion) and ensure the model is used to optimise the delivery of high quality, personalised services.

​​​​​​​About you

You will need to be skilled in supporting people with complex needs and with knowledge and experience of negotiating and building relationships with Local Authorities and other external agencies.  

You must have a proven track record of managing significant budgets in a tight financial climate.  

You will have strong communication skills and have an awareness and sensitivity of dealing with the issues surrounding a changing organisation.

You must be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills, including managing motivating and coaching experienced managers.  

This is a pivotal role with the scope to shape and contribute to the working of the wider Area Management team. 

You must be qualified to a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care or equivalent.  

You must be able to apply and successfully pass CQC’s Fit Persons Interview within six months of taking up this role and maintain the Registered Manager position.

You will also need experience and up to date knowledge of the learning disability sector.

Please note, Government legislation is coming into force on 11th November, which states that all individuals working in registered care homes must be fully vaccinated.

This means that if you have not been vaccinated yet and are not medically exempt, you will need to be fully vaccinated by the 11th November 2021 as you will be operating in services which are Care Quality Commission registered.

If you have not had your first vaccine yet, you will need to allow for a minimum of 8 weeks between vaccinations before you are able to start working in our services.

If you are medically exempt, you are required to provide us with the relevant documentation stating this.

What we offer
We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills they need.


  • Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a range of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out and also includes an Employee Assistance Programme with telephone and face-to-face support options
  • Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status
  • Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme
  • 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after a year of employment (pro rata for part time staff)
  • A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
  • Free DBS Check

Join us and help change lives.


Hft's usual terms and conditions apply.
Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.
Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.

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