Residential, day or domiciliary care manager/proprietor

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.


  • Ensures that the physical comfort and all material needs of service users are provided and attempts to resolve problems that may arise.
  • Creates a friendly, secure atmosphere to gain the trust and confidence of those using the service.
  • Assesses service users.
  • Maintains contact between service users and the local community and/or family and friends.
  • Arranges for payment of bills, keeps accounts and adheres to health, safety and other statutory requirements.
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities to staff.
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.

Typical Education Level

Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 24% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for residential, day or domiciliary care manager/proprietor is £26,969

1,245 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,245. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for residential, day or domiciliary care manager/proprietor roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £26,969 per year. That is about £2,247 per month or £13.83 per hour. New workers generally start on £21,715, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,917

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,245 people are employed in the region.

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