Careship for Operational leaders

Careship is a unique framework designed to develop the leadership ability of everyone who works in social care. While other organisations tell people WHAT they need to do, Careship will give you guidance on HOW you should do it.

Operational Leaders 1

Operational Leaders are the registered managers and service managers that monitor the people and practices within their divisions. You are the lead professionals in care homes and home care settings.

You provide a vital link between front-line staff and senior management. With so many people to satisfy, your role demands that you can juggle priorities and navigate bureaucracy.

Your needs 

The Skills Academy’s cross-sector survey, ‘Who Cares’ identified operational leaders as key to transforming the culture of social care. But we also found that you don’t always receive the support and recognition you deserve.

Careship offers a suite of tailor-made programmes for people across the sector, from care-workers to commissioners, employers, team leaders and training providers. And, because Careship is grounded in behaviours, it follows that it’s for everyone in all levels in social care, from front-line staff and middle managers to those in more senior roles.

The Benefits of Careship

This means that while leadership is needed in the sector, you can’t simply copy and paste the behaviours that worked elsewhere. A new definition of leadership is needed, one that better captures the specific demands of the care sector: Careship.

The purpose of Careship is to equip operational leaders with the skills required to cope with complex and challenging roles. We want you to feel more confident in your abilities. We want you to provide the highest quality of care to service users. 

Finally, we want to help you cultivate a more positive reputation for the social care sector.

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Here are Careship recommended programmes of benefit to operational leaders

Programmes for Operational leaders

Course Title Course Dates

Governance for Adult Social Care

Good governance has never been more important in adult social care. There is a clear expectation that Directors will have governance systems and processes in place to ensure the delivery of high quality care.

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Moving Up - BAME

This programme is for those who already have experience managing services who have the ambition and potential to progress to the most senior positions in social care.

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Inspiring Leaders programme

This programme is designed for Registered Managers, Service Managers, Operational Managers or Deputy Managers within social care settings, or those who are likely to move into those roles in the near future.

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Front-line leaders

Our Front-Line Leaders programme is designed to improve the leadership and management capacity and capability of people managing the front-line of social care

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Lead to succeed

We have a suite of five one-day workshops for managers who want to develop their leadership skills, improve staff retention and enhance productivity.

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Emerging leaders programme

This programme is for those who already have experience managing and leading groups of services who want to become directors or chief executives or be more effective in their current role.

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Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities programme

Another opportunity to join the highly acclaimed programme

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