Practice Manager

Sixpenny Handley Surgery


Job Type: 

Full time


37.5, Monday to Friday


Negotiable and dependent upon experience

Start Date:

As soon as possible

About the Role

The Practice Manager is a key member of the team and will be expected to demonstrate strong and robust leadership qualities from within the team, achieving goals and targets using a combination of personal involvement, motivation of other staff and delegation when appropriate. The successful candidate is likely to be a strong individual who is willing and able to take an active role alongside the partners. Strategic decisions are made democratically by the partners at regular partnership meetings. 

The principal areas of responsibility and the qualities required of the manager are outlined in the job description and person specification. A sound knowledge of finance is crucial. Whilst it is appreciated that the person appointed will not be an expert in all areas listed, we do expect candidates to have good interpersonal qualities and be able to demonstrate experience and confidence in the areas of people and small business management, with a particular emphasis on HR, innovation, dealing with complaints, with excellent skills in IT.

Candidates must show a commitment to continuing professional development for themselves and all members of the practice team. 

An understanding of current NHS initiatives will be helpful, however the introduction of new ideas and methods from outside the NHS presents an attractive proposition to the partnership. In addition to adapting the practice to meet the demands of providing high quality patient care, the manager will need to ensure that the practice is compliant with all aspects of health and safety, employment legislation and CQC registration. 

Any offers made will be subject to satisfactory references from two previous employers and satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

About the Company

Sixpenny Handley and Chalke Valley Practice is a well-established rural practice, and we are looking to appoint a full-time Practice Manager.

Located in Sixpenny Handley and Broad Chalke we are part of the Sarum West PCN. We are a friendly & supportive 3 partner dispensing practice offering a full range of services to our patient population of approx. 4300.The clinical team consists of 3 GP partners supported by 1 Salaried GP, 4 Practice nurses and 3 HCAs. The clinical team is supported by an efficient and strong administrative, management and dispensing team.

How to apply

Please provide a CV and covering letter to submit your application to  

Covering letter should provide details of your experience, knowledge, and skills in relation to  this post and why you feel you would be the right candidate for the position.

Closing date: Open. This advert will close as soon as a successful applicant is appointed