Job Vacancies

Practice Manager

Posted 06 June 2024

We Are Recruiting to our Senior Management Team

Full Time post (37.5hrs) or we will consider splitting the role if we find the right people.

Total Salary available is £37,000 - £57,000, depending on skills and experience.

  • Are you ready for a new CHALLENGE and want to work in a thriving GP surgery?
  • Are you passionate about providing EXCELLENT business skills and high quality services?
  • Do you have STRONG leadership skills and management ability?
  • Can you offer great IT SKILLS and confidence to use multiple software systems?
  • Do you have a PASSION for ensuring your colleagues are well looked after and able to achieve their full potential? 

We have an exciting opportunity available for the right person or people to join our Senior Management team. Candidates might be an experienced Practice Manager, someone who is currently working as an Assistant PM and wants to take the next step up or someone working outside the NHS who has the relevant management and operational skills. We are open to splitting the role if we find two people with skills that complement one another.

The successful person/people will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, to lead and inspire our friendly, patient focussed team, and to support the GP Partners in developing and evolving the Practice to provide continuing, excellent patient care.

We are a longstanding training practice serving the lovely village of Tarporley in Cheshire and its surrounding environs. We have a list size of 6200 patients, served by 2 partners and 3 salaried GPs with supportive nursing and pharmacy teams and dedicated reception and administration teams. Our core ethos is to provide high quality, accessible Primary Care services for all our patients, designing care around their needs, whilst adapting to the ever-changing challenges and demands of Primary Care and the NHS.

The role(s) will be pivotal in the management of the practice and require someone who is forward thinking and able to lead & support the practice team to achieve its aims and objectives with total professionalism.

The role(s) will be supported by managers in Operations, Reception and Facilities. We have a good CQC rating, consistently excellent QOF achievement and a very high level of patient satisfaction in the national GP survey. The successful candidate(s) will either be competent in all aspects of core practice management or will be willing to learn and able to demonstrate proven relevant business experience.

You must be able to demonstrate attention to detail and excellent communication skills. You will be supportive to staff and have full responsibility for their wellbeing. You will be forward thinking, with the skills to develop the practice management role and not be afraid to support, advise and lead partners in their decision making.

You will preferably have financial acumen and be able to demonstrate an ability to cost and forecast and to fully understand the financial flows of income and expenditure. If you do not have all these skills and are willing to learn, support can be provided to allow you to increase your knowledge and skills in this area.

Previous management experience is essential, previous practice management experience is desirable. Our retiring practice manager will be available to support you for an agreed handover period.

You are welcome to ask for a copy of the job description, but the final JD will be personalised for the successful candidate(s), depending on their development needs.

An initial informal visit or discussion is also welcome-please contact Lynn Suckley by email at to arrange.

If you have these qualities and the genuine willingness and drive to run this patient focused practice, with development support where needed, we would be delighted to hear from you.

To apply please send your CV and 300 words saying why you are suitable for the post and what makes the role attractive to you, to The short list for 1st interviews will be judged on the 300 words.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 26th June 2024

1st Round Interview: Wednesday 3rd July 2024

2nd Round Interview: TBC




















Attitudes &

Personal  Qualities


Relevant management and operational skills

Proven business experience.


Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills

Experience of leading and line managing a team including operating performance and management processes

Experience of working with the general public

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Good time management

Understanding and awareness of confidentiality and its importance

Able to take responsibility and overcome any differences including difficult and or complex matters.

Demonstrate initiative and ability to work under pressure and with minimal direction

Able to demonstrate meticulous attention to detail


Ability to drive change and motivate teams

Caring and empathic towards other members of the team and patients

Ability to work flexibly to work outside of core hours and independently both as part of a team and as an individual
















Attitudes & Personal Qualities


Degree or equivalent experience

HR/Leadership trained

Management qualification

Accountancy or finance qualification Experience in general practice or other parts of the NHS


Experience in managing finances, including book-keeping and cash flow forecasting.

Experience in project management

Strong IT skills including the ability to use systems to improve efficiency

An understanding of the requirements and current issues in the NHS and health service providers

EMIS user


Ability to coordinate complex activities against tight deadlines.

An understanding of quality assurance requirements and issues

Forward thinker with a solution- focused approach

Seeks opportunities for personal development.