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  • Patience

    Many of our service users need help with day-to-day activities like shopping, cooking and personal wellbeing. Our carers are there to help them manage these activities whilst teaching them the skills they need to live independently.


    How would you feel about helping someone improve their life skills?

  • Support

    Young people and adults with mental health conditions or learning disabilities often need support with medical appointments, housing options and claiming benefits. Part of a carer’s role is to advocate on their behalf to ensure they get the medical and financial support they’re entitled to.


    How confident are you speaking up in meetings and appointments?

  • Decision making

    Caring for people with complex needs often requires you to make decisions and act quickly and professionally.


    Would you say you’re a quick thinker in challenging situations?

  • Flexibility

    As a carer, your role will sometimes involve staying overnight or working flexible hours to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the person you’re caring for.


    Are you able to be flexible with your working hours and adapt to the changing needs of the service user?

  • Fitness

    Caring for people with complex needs can be great fun, and we get involved with as many physical activities as we can.


    Are you a hands-on person who likes to get active and enjoy the outdoors?

  • Adaptability

    It’s important that all our service users are looked after in a consistent and professional way in accordance with their personalised care plan even when their behaviour is challenging.


    Do you have the attention to detail and professionalism needed to ensure the rules are followed, even in a difficult environment?

Great! We think you’d be suited to a career in complex care.

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Registered Manager

  • Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Permanent
  • Up to £50000 per annum

Job Overview

Job description

Registered Mental Health Nurse only (RMN)* & UK Based applicants only

Join the Next Steps team, where we transform lives in cosy community houses across Manchester and Bolton! With up to 7 adults per house, we offer specialist, intensive, and therapeutic services for adults aged 18-65 with various mental health disorders. We're all about creating a home away from home. Join us in making a real difference in people's lives!

Here is what's in store for you:

  • Christmas bonus! (If criteria are met)
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Critical illness cover

Calling all compassionate leaders! Join our Nursing Home team as a dedicated Registered Manager. As a CQC Registered Manager, you'll take the reins in day-to-day operations, ensuring top-notch quality of service and readiness for inspections. Ready to lead with excellence? Apply now and make a difference!

You'll need to:

  • Lead with CQC registration, ensuring high-quality service 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • Take charge of service development, ensuring compliance and safety standards are met.
  • Lead by example, fostering a culture of excellence and trust among residents, relatives, and staff.
  • Drive marketing efforts, maintaining competitive pricing and safeguarding resident welfare.
  • Keep documents up-to-date, from the Statement of Purpose to risk assessments, ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Champion the Mental Capacity Act, guiding staff on decision-making and promptly reporting safeguarding concerns.
  • Play a key role in strategic planning and evaluation, shaping the future success of the home.


  • Valid NMC PIN
  • 3+ years nursing experience, ideally in home health or senior care
  • Expertise in nursing principles and care plan development
  • Stellar communication and teamwork skills
  • Bonus points for CQC experience
  • Proficiency in medication management

Join our team of healthcare heroes and impact lives daily. Apply now!

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £48,000.00-£50,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme


  • Monday to Friday


  • Mental Health Nursing: 3 years (required)


  • Driving Licence (required)
  • NMC Pin Number (required)