Commissioning Home Director

Edgewater, Wallasey, Wirral

Here at Exemplar Health Care we are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Commissioning Home Director to support our future growth plans and to lead the commission and launch of our purpose built 30 bed complex needs service in Wallasey, called Edgewater.

About the company
Our mission at Exemplar is to make every day better for the people who live and work in our homes. Our community-based homes and OneCare services provide person-centered care and rehabilitation that focuses on maximizing independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible. Our portfolio of 35 homes provide specialist nursing care and rehabilitation for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity needs with a further 4 homes due to open by the end of the year. This is an exciting time to join Exemplar where 95% of our homes are rated good or outstanding with CQC and where fun/integrity/responsive/success and team work are our key company values.

About the role

As the manager of our new home, you have autonomy to implement your design, recruit your own team and pave the way to creating an outstanding service. From the laying of the first foundation you will lead the commissioning of the home, from deciding on the color schemes and layout, setting up and working to new budgets, maximising occupancy and building solid relationships with local authorities.Residents will be at the forefront of everything that you do, ensuring that you are making every day better, supporting their development and growth and  enabling them to reach their full potential.This is not your usual 9-5 role; it does require some flexibility but it’s a varied fast paced career which will be extremely rewarding.

Essential criteria – For this role you do need to be a qualified registered nurse with an active NMC Pin ​  

Salary: Very competitive with the ability to earn up to 25% of your annual salary on achievement of KPI’s


Some of the benefits

  • 27 days paid holidays per year plus statutory days
  • BUPA  Life Assurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Accredited CPD - Including leadership and management development programmes
  • Accommodation options available
  • Relocation bonus/support offered*

About you……
This is an all-encompassing role which means that you’ll need to have previous registered management experience or experience supporting multiple sites/homes in a regional role, preferably in the independent sector, working with younger adults.  A first level nursing qualification with a current PIN is essential.  We expect that you’ll be up to date with current evidence based practice with a working knowledge of CQC Standards and Regulations.

You will also be able to:

  • Demonstrate previous experience of successfully commissioning a new service or involvement significant change management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to forge positive relationships with commissioners particularly in areas where you may not have previously worked
  • Previous experience of rapid growth
  • Ability to lead, mentor and inspire a team.
  • Previous experience of working to deadlines and the meeting and exceeding of KPi’s
  • Have experience of managing relationships with central functions and operations

Please see the full person specification in the included job description for further information.

If this sounds like you then please apply directly online. For more information email

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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.”

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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

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

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

Pension Plan

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%.

Paid 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

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.

Free RCNi membership

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.

Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

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