Care Home Manager

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Care home managers run care homes providing accommodation, meals and personal care for people who cannot live in their own homes because of issues such as age, illness, physical or learning disability, or mental health, family or behaviour problems.

The Work

You could be:


Figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates vary widely, depending on:

Salaries for registered care home managers can range from around £25,000 to £35,000 a year. With several years' experience this can rise to between £50,000 and £55,000 a year, sometimes more. Senior managers, such as regional managers, can earn around £70,000 a year.


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Getting In

All care homes in Scotland must meet the new Health and Social Care Standards which are regulated by the Care Inspectorate (the national regulator for care services in Scotland). To qualify as a registered care home manager with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) you need to complete both a practice and a management qualification.

Acceptable practice qualifications include:

Acceptable management qualifications include:

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of work. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

As well as vacancies in public sector social care services there is growing demand within private healthcare companies. It is possible to enter with an SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 7 and work up to SCQF Level 9 and SSSC registration.

What Does it Take?

You need to be:


Getting On

More Information

The SSSC can provide details of the purposes and value of registration for the social service workforce. Their website, listed below, also provides good career information about working in the social care sector.


Courtesy of Orchard Care Homes


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
Tel: 0345 60 30 891
Website (2):
Twitter: @SSSCnews

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