Hourly Care Manager

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £35,000 - £37,000
  • Reading
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To apply for this job email your details to dixie.madden@thegoodcaregroup.com

CQC WIdget

Fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission

£35k – £37k per annum

Office based, with travel to clients based in Reading, Woking, Basingstoke, St Albans and High Wycombe

We have an exciting opportunity for a care manager to oversee the establishment and growth of our domiciliary visiting care service at Cherished Home Care. We are expanding our hourly care presence and seeking a passionate and experienced care manager. This is an opportunity to lead the growth of a new service across London and the home counties. You will collaborate with a dedicated team to uphold governance and ensure the quality of homecare services, supported by the registered manager.  This role is home based, but will require you to travel to client assessments and reviews in the following locations: Reading, Woking, Basingstoke, St Albans and High Wycombe.  Travel expenses will be covered, but due to the location of our clients, you must be a driver with your own transport.

Your work here will be meaningful.  You’ll be enabling our clients to continue living in the place they love most – their own homes.  And whilst you’re part of ensuring our clients get the best possible care, we’ll support you to grow your career, providing you with excellent training, mentoring, coaching and lots of support.  

Why you should join us:

  • We offer lots of autonomy and variety, as well as industry-leading employment packages, including a great range of benefits
  • We’re rated 5.0 on Glassdoor
  • Great place to build your skills with potential development opportunities across the businesses
  • Our innovative technology for record keeping and medication management means you can focus on what you do best – supporting our Carers and clients
  • Remote working, although there will be travel to clients homes (expenses paid)
  • Free, confidential telephone line (employer assistance programme) to support with any of the challenges life may bring
  • Paid community engagement/volunteer days
  • Work from anywhere in Europe for up to 30 days a year
  • Plus many more!

About the role:

As a care manager you will manage and maintain high care standards, ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements, particularly CQC standards with the support of a Registered Manager. You will lead and mentor a team of carers through regular supervision and performance appraisals, fostering a culture of excellence and professionalism. Conducting thorough assessments of new clients’ needs, to start services safely and to a high quality. You’ll regularly review service provision through spot checks and client visits and reviews, addressing any concerns or changes promptly and drive growth strategies and implement effective cost-control measures in alignment with company values.

This is an office based role, but you will be required to carry out assessments and supervisions at our clients’ homes.  This will mean travelling to our clients across the home counties and attending occasional team meetings in London.  You’ll be responsible for identifying the needs of your portfolio of clients and then creating and implementing a plan of care to meet these needs and bring about positive change.  You must have strong planning, organisation and prioritisation skills as well as assertiveness, compassion and empathy.

About you:

It’s essential you have previous experience of leading teams in the care sector.  You might have been a care team leader,  or you may already be working as a care manager.  If you’re as passionate about quality care as we are, this is a great opportunity to apply your excellent communication and relationship building skills in a business that genuinely makes a difference.  As there will be some travel involved you’ll also need to be a driver with your own car.

We’re looking for:


  • Experience of leading teams in the care sector
  • Proven experience in cultivating and expanding care services in accordance with the business growth plan
  • Ability to assess risks effectively and implement appropriate measures to ensure the safety of both clients and carers
  • Experience in working collaboratively with clients, their families, key stakeholders, and healthcare professionals
  • Willingness to be part of an on-call service during the week and occasionally on weekends
  • Good planning, organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Assertiveness, compassion and empathy
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build lasting relationships
  • As there will be some travel involved, being a driver with your own car is essential


  • Medical Profession Experience: Previous roles within the medical profession, such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, or Physiotherapy, would be advantageous.
  • Qualifications: Holds a Degree Qualification or Care sector-related qualification at a minimum of Level 3, or willing to work towards Health & Social Care Level 3 or higher.
  • Care Delivery Certifications: Holds certifications related to care delivery, such as moving and handling, first aid, or medication administration.

Providing high quality care in people’s homes across Scotland and England, Cherished Home Care  is part of a family of home care brands in the UK, including Oxford Aunts, The Good Care Group, Prestige Nursing & Care and Comfort Keepers (Ireland).   

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Dixie.Madden@thegoodcaregroup.com  


Please note any successful applicants for this role will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check for working with adults.  It is a criminal offence for people who are barred from working in Regulated Activity (under the Safeguarding and Vulnerable groups Act 2006) to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with that particular group.