A Registered Manager in a residential/care/nursing home, manages a team of care workers and/or a care service, to ensure a care home provides high-quality care. The Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operations within the care setting, including recruiting and managing staff, managing budgets and ensuring that the quality of the services provided meets national care standards. (Being registered means you have legal responsibilities to fulfill as part of the role.)
Role: Registered Manager
Qualifications & skills to access role
A Registered Manager requires a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care. This can however be gained whilst in post. Sometimes middle managers might take the Level 4 diploma in health and social care as a stepping stone to the Level 5 qualification, as this gives them the knowledge half of the Level 5. The second half of the Level 5 is gained through demonstrating management experience.
The Level 5 can also be undertaken by a Social Worker (with a degree).
Individuals will need to be registered through the CQC. Getting the registration is based on employment experience and qualifications, as well as character, personal medical history, mental and physical capacity of the individual, and the results of a CRB disclosure.
To be a Manager you will need to have strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate others; the ability to think strategically to develop your organisation; and good project management and organisational skills.
With the relevant degree a Registered Manager (Level 5) can go on to be a Level 6 Social Worker or a Level 6 Occupational Therapist. They can also consider moving in to non-direct care roles, including leading health and care services.
There are no directly associated roles from being a Registered Manager. See progression opportunities above for further details.