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We could not achieve our goals without the commitment and professionalism of our dedicated staff.


We are extremely proud of our staff and we always aim to treat them well.


In return, our staff tend to enjoy working here. The average length of service at BBCH is over 5 years and the longest-serving member of staff has been here for 30 years.

Of course, people come and people go, so from time to time, we do look for new members of staff in other areas. If you are interested in working for BBCH, please which we will happily keep on file for when an appropriate job comes up.


We’re proud to be a Living Wage UK accredited employer.


Care Manager

Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes is looking for a Care Manager as part of the
management team of a residential care home with 60 older people in Polegate, East
Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes is a Quaker charity established in 1945 and houses
Residents in cottages and the main building.
The Care Manager will be in charge of all direct and indirect care activities including care,
housekeeping and catering. He or she will form part of the senior management team
consisting of the Principal Care Manager (Registered Manager) and the Business
Manager (Responsible Person). The managers' predominant aim is to achieve a homely
safe living space for our Residents.

Main Duties

● To manage the day to day running of the service and staff team ensuring the highest
level of care is provided in accordance with CQC standards and within the spirit of the
Quaker way of life promoting fairness, equality and openness.

● To maintain a happy, friendly, warm and supportive home for our residents, promoting
the rights of each resident and keeping their wishes at the centre of their care and

● To support Residents to ensure that their physical, social and emotional needs are met,
ensuring that the dignity and individuality of each Resident are respected and that they
are able to exercise choice in all areas of their life.


As the successful candidate you will need experience in the management of elderly care
in a residential setting, along with:

➢ A genuine passion for care
➢ Experience in managing 45+ beds
➢ A good understanding of and confidence in the use and implementation of systems
➢ Sound knowledge of the CQC and applicable legislation/standards.
➢ Strong leadership skills and a fair management style.
➢ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
➢ You will need to be double vaccinated against Covid-19

Starting salary: £32,684 per annum.
We are proud to be part of the Real Living Wage Foundation.

To request an application form and role profile please contact reception by email via, by telephone 01323483613 or download the form below and return it to Trudi Knight using the date guidelines provided.

Closing date: 24th January
Shortlisting: 25th January
Interviews at BBCH: 3rd and 4th February