Assistant Manager (Graduate Trainee)

Solihull, West Midlands, England
£18000 per annum + + Bonus
12 Oct 2016
09 Nov 2016
Recruitment Team
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Manager - Business Development and Quality Management (Graduate Trainee)
Salary: Basic salary of £18,000 + Bonus
Location: Solihull

Have you got a 2.1 or better in your chosen degree but looking to use your skills in an environment whereby you will not only learn a breadth of business management skills, but also make a difference at the same time?

We are a domically care provider and are looking for an entrepreneurial, driven and like-minded Graduate Trainee to join their team. You will be supported to climb up the career ladder to enable you progress to management within 2 years.

Over the past 30 years life expectancy has risen by ten percent and the likelihood of death before the age of 65 has reduced by a third. In 2010 there were 1.4 million people in the UK aged 85 and over, representing about two percent of the population. By 2035 there will be 3.6 million in this group, or five percent of the population.

Caring for the increasing number of frail older people with multiple health conditions is extremely complex and therefore requires a high calibre team of professionals to provide leadership.

We are one of the fastest growing home care agencies in the private care sector and quality is at the heart of everything that we deliver.

This is an office based role with field activity to meet with clients and undertake staff assessments. There is no requirement to provide 'hands on' care within this role.

What skills will you acquire?

You will be provided an opportunity to learn about all aspects of the business so that you can progress quickly into a senior role within the care sector or in another field. Key skills you will acquire include:

Staff Management
* Advertising and marketing
* Developing brand awareness via social media and print media x
* Financial management - Payroll and Invoicing
* Client relationship development
* IT skills in specialist scheduling systems
* Business Development via tender submissions and/or relationship management
* Business planning including profit/loss assessments

Personal Attributes
Ideally the Graduate Trainee will be confident on the phone, have attention to
detail and be able to work at a fast pace. Multi-tasking skills are essential, as is
the ability to manage busy diaries and be a competent user of MS Office and
CRM systems.

Above all, a strong and professional work ethic is crucial for this role.

Career Opportunities
Following initial training it would be expected that within 2 years you will have acquired sufficient skills to undertake a senior role such as a Registered Manager or Business Development Manager, for which the starting salary is c£35k.

There are numerous opportunities within the organisation network to progress into your first senior management position.

Following appointment into a senior role there is scope to progress into an Area Manager or Operations Director role with a salary of £50k-£70k.

There will also be scope to progress into a senior role within a Care Home provider with a salary of £60k+.

This is a really important role, with significant potential for career progression. If this sounds interesting, you can find out more about making a difference by visiting

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