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24th May 2017

How many managers?

Can you have more than one home manager registered to a home?

Dear Jeanne,

Thank you for your question. I have taken the following paragraphs from the Care Quality Commission website:

"What is a registered manager?"

A registered manager is the person appointed by the provider to manage the regulated activity on their behalf, where the provider is not going to be in day-to-day charge of the regulated activities themselves. In most cases, a provider will need to have one or more registered managers.

As a registered person, the registered manager has legal responsibilities in relation to that position. A registered manager shares the legal responsibility for meeting the requirements of the relevant regulations and enactments with the provider.

The regulations require us to impose a registered manager condition on the following types of providers requiring them to have one or more registered managers for the regulated activities they carry on:

  • A partnership
  • An organisation
  • An individual who is not personally in day-to-day charge of carrying on the regulated activities or is not fit to do so

The person who you appoint as registered manager should be in day-to-day charge of carrying on the regulated activity or activities they apply to be registered for.

Although the regulations do not prevent a person from being registered to manage several regulated activities, or from managing regulated activity at more than one location, the manager must be able to satisfy us that they have the capacity and capability to do so, as well as the necessary skills, qualifications, competence and experience. The purpose of the registered manager requirement is to regulate the person managing the regulated activity on a day to day basis at the location where the regulated activity is provided, rather than a more senior manager who is not in day to day charge at the location.

You can appoint more than one person to manage a regulated activity at the same location (for example, where there is a job share arrangement)."

You can see that you can appoint more than one Registered Manager. This will normally (but not exclusively) be as a job share.

I do hope that this is helpful.

Best wishes.


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.

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