Residential Care Business Manager

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: OCT20210369

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£35,744 - £39,880 Per Annum

Closing date

24 October 2021

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.


Your New Role

Portsmouth City Council (PCC) has a mandatory duty to ensure that all regulatory activities requirements are adhered to under the Health & Social Residential Act 2008 (Regulated Activities 2014) with particular attention needs to be noted under our duty regulation 18 Staffing:  

“18 (1) sufficient numbers of suitably qualified, competent, skilled & experienced persons must be deployed in order to meet the requirements of this part (2)”

You will have an official mandate to develop and enforce consistent, standardised methods of compliancy across the residential units when ordering agency staffing requirements as well as being the official administrative lead for contact from bodies within ASC and beyond for all agency staffing administration governance.

You will ensure we meet our regulation 18 statutory duty by ensuring good rota management is adhered to and within budget. You will be responsible for the management of Finance, Human Resources and Facilities within the PCC residential units and will be proactive in developing and maintaining sound principles of financial and business practice as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have good literacy and numeracy skills, an intermediate accounting qualification, a level 5 NVQ in management or equivalent, along with significant experience an accountant level, experience at managerial level and experience in a professional financial management role. You will have well-developed communication and interpersonal skills – able to work effectively across a large and complex organisation, engaging with people at different levels. You need to demonstrate experience of working with senior managers to improve business management processes, experience of managing staff and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook. You will have good analytical skills, capable of interpreting data and information which in turn can be used to support reports, business planning and putting forward a case for business management changes, as well as good financial management skills. Please read the job profile for a full list of requirements. 



What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.


What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application fully and address the requirements listed in the job profile when completing the personal statement/cover letter section.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


Please note that from 11th November 2021 it will be a legal requirement for all employees working within a care home to have received both Covid-19 Vaccinations. This post will be predominantly based across the Care Homes in Portsmouth. Proof will be required by all unless a medical exemption applies. 

Interviews will be held on 1st November. 

Applications that do not demonstrate significant professional financial management experience will not be considered.