Head of Care

Willowbeck, Sheffield

Location: Sheffield,  Willowbeck S4
Salary:  £45,000 per annum + £3,000 welcome bonus
Working Hours: 40 hours weekly

About the Home – WILLOWBECK

Willowbeck is a specialist care home in Sheffield for adults living with complex and high acuity needs, and specialises in supporting people living with neurological conditions including brain injury, stroke, complex mental health needs, and physical disabilities. The team at Willowbeck are trained to support those living with tracheostomies and those requiring ventilated care. The home also has Rivelin unit which is a male only unit specialising in mental health.

Our person centred care focuses on maximising independance, building everyday living skills, and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible. 

We support people on their rehabililtation journey from hospital or living in a secure setting, as well as caring for those with long term degenerative illnesses. Our Nurse to carer ratio at Willowbeck, depending on the needs of the service can be up to 7 health care assitants to 2 nurses. Exemplar Health Care are amongst the leaders in the field for our nurse to carer ratio.

We currently have 4 service user ambassadors at Willowbeck who are very much involved with the service user council meetings, and service user meetings within the home.

About the role: 

You will be one of three in the same role of Head of Care at Willowbeck, covering 80 beds over 7 units.

Your role will be to support the Registered Manager in the day to day running of the home. This means that you will be involed in:

  • Staff Management
  • Assist and support with staff training and development
  • Managing the Clinical and Care Teams
  • Managing staffing levels
  • Compiling rotas etc.
  • Carrying out pre-admission assessments
  • Conducting supervisions and appraisals
  • Carrying out audits

With excellent career development and the unique opportunity to be part of a team where you can make the difference and every day better.

About you

You will be a Registered Nurse with a valid NMC pin.

Are you an experienced clinician who is highly motivated to lead a team that delivers the best possible care to service users with complex needs? Could you lead a service that makes every day better for service users and staff?

Do you want to join a supportive and forward thinking organisation who values its employees and is committed to providing the best possible care for its service users? If so, we are looking for someone with drive and passion who wants to be part of a great team. 

Our Heads of Care lead by example, providing great quality care to each individual service user. You will be a compassionate leader with a can-do attitude, valuing the importance of always striving to provide our service users with individualistic and effective care. You will have a hands-on approach to leadership, supported by an experienced Management and Operations Team, enabling you to drive standards forward to provide the best possible care that our service users deserve. 


You will receive our ​Exemplar Welcome Bonus of £3,000*

We also offer a refer a friend bonus*

• 27 days holiday plus bank holidays.

• Exemplar rewards – Including retail and high street restaurant and Pub discounts, holiday discounts and 2 for 1 cinema tickets.

• Employee assistance program – 24-hour helpline.

• Excellent pension plan.

• Outstanding career progression.

• Comprehensive induction program

• Support from the Operations and Quality teams

Exemplars Core Values

  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork

If you feel that his could be the role for you, or your next step into Management,  then please call our Nurse Talent Specialist Jane on 07497 188234 where she will be happy to provide futher information and an informal chat.

*Ts & Cs apply



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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.

Click here to download your refer-a-friend claim form and view terms and conditions.