Care UK


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  • RH10 3LQ
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  • This is a full time position

    To manage the administrative procedures within the home alongside the Home Manager and to provide reception cover, promoting the unit and company to potential customers, appropriate authorities and colleagues in a pleasant, caring and professional manner.

    Key Responsibilities

    •To receive all residents/visitors to the unit in a pleasant efficient manner. Ensuring that the Visitors Book is completed and the appropriate person is notified of their arrival.
    •To ensure that the reception area creates a positive first class impression, that it is tidy, welcoming and clean with up to date information available.
    •To answer the telephone promptly and deal with enquiries in a helpful, courteous and welcoming manner, being aware of the need to maintain confidentiality at all times regarding staff and residents.
    •Liaise and build relationships with relatives, residents, professional service providers and other visitors.
    •Comfort relatives at times of distress ensuring that they receive privacy and empathy.
    •Undertake the position of appointee for residents without a living next of kin or any other person willing to accept the responsibility.
    •To perform secretarial/clerical duties as required by the Unit Manager
    •To ensure all correspondence received is date stamped and receives prompt attention.
    •To ensure that the Unit's filing system is maintained accurately and promptly.
    •To ensure that when absent from the workplace key individuals are up to date with the location of files, equipment, contact details of relevant people/agencies in order to provide a seamless service.
    •To provide administrative and clerical support and other support as may be requested from time to time by the Unit Manager and other Senior Personnel.
    •Undertake purchase ledger responsibilities including ordering, reconciliation of delivery notes and payment of invoices.
    •Undertake sales ledger responsibilities including :
    Nursing/Personal Care is in place in a timely manner
    •Manage petty cash, resident’s monies and staff lunch monies.
    •Deposit/cash monies as required at the designated bank.
    •Undertake credit control – chasing debts and late payments.
    •Where necessary in accordance with Company Guidelines ensure that private resident's billing accounts are accurate and up-to-date.
    •To provide all information that may be required by the Head Office Finance Department, in particular all information required for the production of monthly accounts.
    •Maintain training records for both mandatory and regulatory requirements.
    •Undertake checks on PIN numbers, Visa expiry dates and CRB checks on the required renewal dates.
    •Order uniforms and badges where they are in use.
    •Advise employees on HR policy or where to find information.
    •Understand the benefits associated with working with Care UK and be able to explain them to new members of the team.
    •Ensure that all new members of the team complete their induction.
    •Ensure that all end of probation interviews are carried out, paperwork is completed and records update.
    •To accurately record and up-date information on personnel record files.
    •To assist the Unit Manager with the recruitment of staff using the Company’s Candidate Management System, ensuring that the process is followed accurately and takes into account relevant legislative requirements with regard to discrimination.
    •Ensure that all pre-employment checks are undertaken and that all prospective employees are fit to work in accordance with CQC regulations and Company policy
    To effectively manager all people data using the company’s business systems.

    Skills & Experience

    Using an HR or payroll system
    Recruitment and selection
    Using Microsoft Office applications
    Experience of working in a nursing and residential care environment in an administrative capacity


    GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and Maths



  • Where you'll work
  • Located in the picturesque village of Copthorne, Francis Court Care Home is one of the premier residential and dementia care homes in West Sussex.

    Here at Francis Court care home we’re all about having fun and getting the most out of life. We understand that it’s important to keep busy – it helps residents to stay independent, for one thing – so they love the range of activities and events we plan for them, from arts and crafts to themed meal nights, quizzes and fundraising.

    Every family worries about how their loved one will settle in to a care home. New residents are very welcome to bring their own furniture and possessions to Francis Court so that their rooms feel just like home. We’ll even hang their pictures and photos exactly where they want them. What’s more, we’ll find out as much as we can about your loved one (with their, and your, help) so that every aspect of their care – from the food we provide, to the medication they need and the time they want to go to bed – is tailored to them.

    We’re always keen to hear what residents and their families think about Francis Court. That’s why we hold regular meetings to give them the opportunity to ask questions and give feedback. We’re quick to respond too: when relatives told us they wanted a friends and family room, we set about creating one.


Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.