Residential, day and domiciliary care managers and proprietors


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Managers and proprietors in this group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources necessary in the provision and running of residential and day care establishments and domiciliary care services for persons who require specialised care and/or supervision.


Although there are no pre-set academic entry requirements there are a variety of entry routes. However, entrants must be registered with the relevant statutory body and hold the appropriate qualification for the job they do. Off- and on-the-job training is provided and a range of qualifications is available including NVQs/SVQs in Health and Social Care at Levels 3 and 4. Background checks including a CRB check are required.

Typical tasks

  • determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements;
  • plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities to staff;
  • arranges for payment of bills, keeps accounts and adheres to health, safety and other statutory requirements;
  • maintains contact between service users and the local community and/or family and friends;
  • assesses service users’ needs and ensures they have access to health and social care services as required;
  • creates a friendly, secure atmosphere to gain the trust and confidence of those using the service;
  • ensures that the physical comfort and all material needs of service users are provided and attempts to resolve problems that may arise.

Common job titles

Manager, residential (residential home)
Owner, home, nursing
Officer, principal (children's home)
Manager (old people's home)
Manager, service (residential home)
Officer, principal (old people's home)
Manager of residential home
Manager, house (residential home)
Manager, centre, children's
Owner (residential home)
Manager, care (residential home)
Manager, unit, rehabilitation
Manager (nursing home)
Owner, home, care
Owner, home, retirement
Owner, home, rest
Manager (children's home)
Manager, care, residential
Manager, unit (local government: social services:
Owner, home, convalescent
Owner (old people's home)
Manager, home (welfare services)
Manager, service, day
Manager (residential home)
Officer-in-charge (local government: social services)
Manager, support (local government: social services:
Manager (sheltered housing)
Manager, care
Manager, care, domiciliary
Owner (retirement home)
Manager, centre, day
Manager, home, registered
Owner (rest home)
Manager, service, care
Manager, centre, community
Owner, home, residential
Manager, care, home
Owner (nursing home)
Manager, house (local government: social services)
Manager, home, nursing
Owner (convalescent home)

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.