General Manager – Marigold House in Leighton Buzzard (This position has been filled)

Leighton Buzzard
Full time
10 months ago

Location: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire (Hockliffe Road, LU7 3FF)

Hours: Monday-Friday

Salary: Up to £50,000.00 per year

Overview of the role: 

We are looking for a special General Manager to join the team at Marigold House, a brand-new Care Home in Leighton Buzzard, Central Bedfordshire. This will be Care is Central’s first of many luxury care homes, and our first General Manager will help create the ethos and culture as well as the policies and processes that our future residential care offering will follow.

You will need to be an inspiring leader who understands although the needs of residents always come first, we also need to care for and value our teams. Without a well-motivated, highly trained group of care staff the residents will not receive the care and attention that they deserve.

You will have complete autonomy for the commissioning and running of a 63 bedded luxury care home in the heart of Leighton Buzzard. Due to open early next year, we are looking for you to start with plenty of time to set up our new residential care offering and hit the ground running when the doors open. You can find more info about the home at

As well as being a proven leader, with experience managing large teams of people and good commercial acumen, the ability to deal with stress calmly and confidently in others. You will need to be a proven history of delivering excellent results; previous commissioning experience would be a real advantage.

So, if you are a caring and capable General Manager or Care Home Manager, as comfortable running a business as you are checking care plans; as at ease managing regulations as leading a team, and as relaxed recruiting the best talent as you are dealing with families and loved ones, please get in touch.

What Care is Central Offers

  • A competitive salary of up to 50k with company pension scheme
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • 25 days standard holiday in addition to Bank Holidays and we even give you an additional day’s annual leave on your birthday.
  • Staff recognition scheme
  • Genuine career development designed to help you achieve your long-term ambitions.
  • Well-being support
  • Flexible pay app allowing you to receive earned money before payday.


About Care is Central

We are a caring, positive, and resilient team who live our values of being compassionate, aspirational, respectful and empowering each and every day.

Our vision is to be the leading care provider to Central Bedfordshire enriching people’s lives and supporting choice and independence in a safe and compassionate way. Our flexible innovative approach to care puts the customer central in all that we do, providing the highest quality of home care, residential care and learning and disability care support.

Founded by Central Bedfordshire Council, Care is Central is a private company set up to offer care services in a new and agile way. We promise to offer consistent, high-quality, personalised care solutions, accessible to all in Central Bedfordshire.

We truly support and value our care team offering a wealth of benefits, training packages, fast career progression and well-being support. Find out more at


  • Additional leave
  • Bereavement leave
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking


Ability to commute/relocate:

Leighton Buzzard: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


Care home: 2 years (required)


Driving Licence (required)


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