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Registered Manager


As a Registered Manager you will be responsible for the leadership and day-to-day running of a nursing or domiciliary care service.

Your duties may include:

  • Developing and maintaining a positive workplace culture
  • Working in partnership with other Health and Social Care professionals
  • Leading, managing, mentoring and supporting staff so they can perform their roles safely and to the best of their ability
  • Providing information, advice and support to residents, families and staff
  • Promoting residents’ rights and duties and encouraging them to join activities
  • Helping residents to access local services and take part in the local community
  • Recruiting, training and supervising staff
  • Monitoring business performance and quality of care
  • Meeting legal requirements including health and safety
  • Agreeing contracts, budgeting and fundraising
  • Developing policies and practices and keeping records up to date


Registered Managers can enter into this role from a variety of backgrounds and not always from the Health and Social Care sector, though many do work their way up through various positions. If you are already experienced in the sector it can be an advantage.

Regardless of your background there are some specific skills needed to work in this role, these include:

  • Leadership skills
  • Project management
  • The ability to manage own learning
  • Advanced number skills


Ideally you will have a background in Social Care and already have achieved a qualification at Level 4 or above in care, nursing, social work or management. However, this is not essential if you don’t already hold a relevant qualification. You must undertake the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care once you start in post. The Diploma was specifically developed for care management so the skills and competencies required for positions in care management have been taken into account. You can do the course alone or as part of a higher apprenticeship which you will need to discuss with your employer. All registered managers are required to be registered with CQC. Many local education providers offer a wide variety of qualifications.

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