Our services are led by accomplished managers, who are experienced care professionals. Our managers are second to none in the sector and are responsible for the overall management and performance of each of our residential services, ensuring we deliver on our promises to the people we support. That means building an effective and committed team, achieving the highest possible standards and helping to secure outstanding outcomes with and on behalf of the individuals in our care. They do all this with our support to develop and thrive.
We support our managers at Choice Care by providing:
A rich management structure
to ensure our managers have experienced people to run the service, and can offer career pathways and progression
for those who want to change or reduce their working hours, enabled by support from their own line manger and the deputy and assistant mangers in the service
Opportunities to keep on developing
our Advanced Management Development Programme and completion of level 5 qualifications provide ongoing development even for very experienced managers
A community of peers
in their region and across the wider business
Expertise and support to deliver the very best care
from Assistant Regional Directors,
behavioural practitioners and specialist teams, many of whom come from operational backgrounds and who understand the demands and challenges our managers may face
for HR and rostering, facilities management and internal communications to make our managers' roles easier
for managers interested in becoming more senior or for those wanting to move into a support area
Our quarterly management forums enable managers to participate in key discussions and help prioritise what they do, whilst also helping to shape our company.
80% of our Service Managers have been promoted from more junior roles within Choice Care
75% of our Assistant Regional Directors were Service Managers
As you become more senior, if you want to, you can get support to progress with our highly valued in-house training programmes
Foundation Management Development Programme
designed for our rising stars
Advanced Development Programme
for our new Managers
Leadership Development Programme
for all Managers and Regional roles
I started working for Choice Care in 2011 as a support worker, it was my first care job. I realised that I really enjoy working in care and I felt that this could be a career for me.
I was quickly promoted to shift leader and became a senior soon after that. A secondment to another home gave me an opportunity to learn and start to build the right skillset for a manager role.
After 3 years of working at Choice Care I got my first job as a Manager and I managed that home for 7 years before a new opportunity to open a new mental health service came along. Whilst I had some experience in mental health I had looked after those with learning disabilities in the main, so this was an exciting new challenge for me.
Over the years I've been given opportunities to learn and pick up new skills. I am constantly encouraged to push myself to achieve my goals - I've completed a QCF Level 3, and Level 5 in Leadership and Management. I really enjoy working for Choice Care!
Be part of our exciting journey full of growth opportunities and know that you are enabling more people to have better support to live the lives they want to