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Priory Group Division

Adult Care


Competitive + Car Allowance


37.5 Hours

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory is the leading provider of behavioural care in the UK to over 30,000 people every year. Our purpose is to make a real and lasting difference for everyone we support, which is echoed in our corporate behaviours.

Job Advert Location Description

We are looking to appoint a Peripatetic Manager primarily to take overall responsibility for site leadership where a service is currently without permanent management. Required to manage people and resources to ensure high quality standards of care and service are delivered to regulatory, contractual and company standards.

Alternatively, to provide defined operational support management to existing site leadership where additional support may be required to drive quality, business development and financial viability in both existing provisions and new services. This role is a regional South East role therefore there will be extensive travel throughout Priory Adult Care's South East Region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the service meets all legal and statutory requirements including (but not limited to) those related to fire regulations, health and safety at work, licensing, trading standards, employment, Care Standards Act and relevant country legislation and that all appropriate statutory notices are displayed.
  • Ensure that the relevant regulatory and commissioning bodies’ standards are achieved and that all staff are trained to understand and operate at this level.
  • Ensure that all service user documentation and records are maintained to a high standard in a timely manner, and that a programme of meaningful activities is available to all residents. Implement appropriate systems to ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior management, peers and functional colleagues throughout the company.
  • Where required, ensure support/care staff are registered with the relevant body.  Ensure that adequate references, appropriate criminal record/disclosure checks and relevant right to work documentation is obtained for all staff so that service users are protected.
  • Ensure sufficient and appropriate levels and mix of staff are recruited and rostered in accordance with service user requirements at all times. Ensure staff are inducted, trained, motivated and supported to achieve company standards and deliver the highest levels of care and customer service. 
  • Lead the implementation of new services, drives referrals and admissions and share best practice with other sites and the wider team.
  • Responsible for achieving the agreed budget by maximising income, managing staffing costs appropriately and controlling other costs and expenditure. 
  • Provide support to existing Home Managers in day to day operations ensuring that the service meets the organisational requirements for quality management, health and safety, legal and regulatory requirements, environmental policies and general duty of care.

Job Advert Role Description

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • A detailed knowledge of the regulatory and statutory requirements associated with social care is essential.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a matrix organisation and to deliver continuous improvement via coaching, mentoring and strong leadership skills.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the key business activities associated with leading a care home, specialist service or supported living operation.
  • Extensive travel and overnight stays will be required. The role may require you to be based at a site full time for an undefined period, meaning staying away from home throughout the week is likely to be required.  While this may be within an allocated region, business need may dictate deployment to any site nationwide as required.  Post holders will therefore need to be flexible.

* We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date, depending on volume of response, and therefore we recommend not delaying your application*


Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS.


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