• General Manager at Middlefields House - Pilgrim's Friend Society


Salary: £46,000 pa plus benefits
Location: Chippenham, Wiltshire
Contract: Permanent, Full time

About the role:
Pilgrims’ Friend Society have just embarked on an ambitious “Renewal Programme” to develop six new state of the art Christian care homes across the UK to help people have fulfilled lives when they can no longer live safely at home and, by partnering with local churches,  to be good news to older people who are lonely in the community.

We are looking for a General manager to lead the first of these new homes:  Middlefields House in Chippenham that will be opening in summer 2021.  This will involve working with one of our Assistant Directors to commission the home and then to take on its ongoing leadership. 

The General Manager will see this role as a calling to shape and lead a new Christian care home that will be a wonderful place to live and will be an important encouragement for local churches’ work with older people.  

About you:
Our ideal candidate will be an experienced manager who has the great leadership and motivational skills required to build a team from scratch. Ideally you will also have experience of working with older people and certainly will be passionate about the value of all older people. You will be excited by the opportunity to create a culture of care in a new home that appreciates older people and helps them live fulfilled lives secure in the knowledge of God’s love for them

We have an occupational requirement that those in leadership positions, of which this post is one, are Protestant Christians able to fully subscribe to our Doctrinal basis under s9 of the Equality Act.

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to play a vital role in driving forward our growth agenda
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • We have achieved the IIP Silver Accreditation and we will invest in you
  • On-going training and support
  • Perkbox - an employee benefit and discount scheme
  • Pension Scheme - Life Assurance of twice annual salary

About Pilgrims' Friend Society:​​​​​​​
At Pilgrims' Friend Society we help older people flourish as God intended and to lived fulfilled lives in older age. We believe that as well as providing secure, comfortable homes and professional care, older people should be supported and encouraged to spend the later part of their lives contributing to the world around them, growing and enjoying fulfilling lives.

Inspired by our Christian faith, we are committed to love and have compassion for our neighbours at every stage of life. We follow the examples of our Christian predecessors in cherishing the elderly, treating them as treasured human beings made in the image of God, and capable of continuing their spiritual growth even as their body or mind may fail them.   Working with partner churches we have a vision that no-one living in the catchments around our homes will face death alone and without having had the opportunity of hearing the Christian gospel.

The closing date for applications is 9am on 7 December 2020.

Final interviews will take place on Tuesday 22 December 2020 in Chippenham

No agencies please.