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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:

Pay

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

Starting salaries for an assistant residential care home manager is around £21,000 moving up to around £27,000 a year. A registered care home manager can earn between £28,000 and £35,000 a year. With several years' experience this can up to £50,000 a year or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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. 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.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
4338
1.2 %
RISE
2024
4389
  United Kingdom
2019
49785
1.8 %
RISE
2024
50684

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Care Inspectorate and the SSSC can provide details of the purposes and value of registration for the social service workforce.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
Tel: 0345 60 30 891
Website: http://www.sssc.uk.com/
Twitter: @SSSCnews
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesssc

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