Clinical Nurse Manager

Kavanagh Place, Liverpool

Position: Clinical Nurse Manager 
Location: Liverpool: L4 1UB
Hours: Full time permanent role
Rate/Salary: Up to £52,000 per annum (DOE)

About Exemplar Health Care:

We have over 20 years of experience providing exceptional specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs. We started our journey as a training company, and have grown into one of the country’s leading providers of adult specialist care, with over 40 complex needs care homes in England. 

Our vision is that adults living with complex needs can access outstanding specialist care and support, in a community-based home that’s close to their family and friends, and that focuses on their personal goals and outcomes. Our person-centred care is the bedrock for maximising independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible. 

Our mission is to make every day better for the people we support and our colleagues. We’re proud of the culture that we’ve created at Exemplar Health Care, which is underpinned by our vision, mission and values.

About the Home:

Kavanagh Place complex needs care home specialises in supporting adults living with complex mental health needs, complex dementia and physical disabilities. The home's Abbey Unit is exclusively for people who identify as male. Our Nurse-led team has the skills and expertise to support people with complex needs including prolonged disorders of consciousness and behaviours of concern, and those who require tracheostomies, ventilators and PEG feeding tubes. 

We support people on their rehabilitation journey from hospital or living in a secure setting to community-based living. We also provide long term support for people living with degenerative or life-limiting illnesses. Kavanagh Place has a reputation for providing high quality care for individuals living with varying complex health needs. 

A welcoming, modern and person-centred home, Kavanagh Place aims to make every day better for its service users. The home has 40 large bedrooms, each with an en-suite, across four units. The home has communal dining and living spaces, an activities hub and a large accessible garden. 

About the Role:

As a Clinical Nurse Manager, you’ll play a key role in the daily running of your specialist care home.

You’ll work closely with the Registered Manager to ensure that the home runs effectively and efficiently, and that the care provided is of the highest quality.

As Clinical Nurse Manager, you’ll lead a team of Unit Managers, Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants to ensure that we meet the medical, physical and emotional needs of our service users.

You’ll be responsible for providing strong leadership to drive continuous improvement and enhance the standard of daily living for the service users in your home.

There will be times when you have to roll up your sleeves and deliver hands-on nursing care, but that’s the nature of the job, and it keeps your skills up-to-date. 

We’re looking for someone who is well organised, can work under their own initiative as well as part of a multidisciplinary team, and is up-to-date with current evidence-based clinical practice.

This is a great opportunity for a senior Registered Nurse who wants to progress into a management role.

If you’re interested in the role, read the job description and person specification to find out more. Then, click ‘Apply for this job’ to complete your application.

About You:

 - You will be a Registered Nurse and will have a valid NMC pin.
 - You will provide warmth, enthusiasm and compassion when providing care.
 - You will always strive to provide great quality holistic care, making every day better than the last; promoting our core values: maintaining independence and dignity.
 - As with all our employees, you will be expected to work within our staff values and use these at all times by being an effective communicator and being passionate about your work.
 - Working alongside staff teams you will be a team player by coaching and mentoring junior staff, demonstrating outstanding communication skills with a positive and supportive attitude within a multi-disciplined team.
 - You’ll be up to date with current evidence based practice and have a working knowledge of CQC Standards and Regulations and will work using your initiative making effective decisions to improve care quality

About Your Career:

At Exemplar Health Care, we’re committed to investing in our colleagues. We recognise talent and promote from within.

As a Clinical Nurse Manager, there are lots of opportunities to do continuing professional development and progress in your career if you wish.

Our learning opportunities for Clinical Nurse Managers include:

 - A bespoke induction including a corporate welcome induction and role-specific induction in your home
 - Mandatory and statutory training (MAST) to refresh your skills
 - Free access to the RCNi Learning Platform to support your CPD
 - Specialist skills development from our central Clinical Team 
 - In-house, CPD certificated leadership and management development programmes
 - Practice Supervisor and Practice Assessor training
 - Coaching
 - NHS Leadership Academy programmes.

As a Clinical Nurse Manager, you can progress into a range of roles including:

 - Head of Care
 - Home Manager
 - Central Services role e.g. Quality Manager.

View our career development journey here -

About Your Benefits*:

We know that happy colleagues make the best colleagues! Exemplar Health Care has a unique rewards and benefits package. So whilst you’re busy caring for our service users, you can be assured that we’re caring for you.

Here are just a few of the ways we like to say thank you:

  • Paid DBS check – we pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost
  • Paid NMC membership – we’ll reimburse Nurses for the cost of renewing their Nursing and Midwifery Council Registration (NMC PIN) once they’ve been employed for 12 months.
  • Welcome Bonus
  • Electric car salary sacrifice scheme - Registered Nurses can save money on a brand new electric car through a salary sacrifice scheme
  • Blue Light Card - colleagues are eligible to apply for a Blue Light Card and get discounts at 100's of retailers and restaurants
  • fastPAYE - colleagues can access their earned wages from working additional hours before payday, via fastPAYE
  • Free RCNi membership – Registered Nurses have access to the RCNi Learning Platform
  • My Exemplar app – colleagues have access to our My Exemplar app where you can share stories, say thank you and keep up-to-date with news from across the company
  • Free uniform – all of our care home colleagues will receive a free uniform for the job
  • Pension plan – after 3 months, colleagues are auto-enrolled into our NOW Pensions pension scheme where we’ll contribute an additional 3%
  • Online Wellbeing Centre - colleagues can access online advice and videos around diet, exercise, finances and mental health, via our online Wellbeing Centre

*Electric care salary sacrifice scheme – Registered Nurses can save money on a brand new electric care though a salary sacrifice scheme.  *Terms and conditions apply please speak to the recruitment team or your line manager for further details

About Our Values:

Our values underpin everything that we do and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our service users and colleagues. We look for these values in everyone who works with Exemplar Health Care:

 - Fun
 - Integrity
 - Responsive
 - Success
 - Teamwork

Read more about our values here -

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

At Exemplar Health Care you will work in an inclusive environment in which we champion diversity. We understand the importance of our workforce representing the communities and populations we serve.  We provide a work place where you are encouraged to be yourself whilst offering our colleagues and our service users support, care and a place of belonging.

How to Apply:

If this role sounds like a good match for you, please contact our Nurse Talent Specialist Lisandra Ferreira on 07951 794 598 for an informal chat or alternatively email:



Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

Nurse – Exemplar Health Care

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC PIN payment for Nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.


Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.


Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.


Pension plan - after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

DBS check

Paid DBS check - we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.


Referral bonus - if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.


Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.