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

1,538 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,538. 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 £18,235, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £58,845

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, 1,538 people are employed in the region.

Apply or find out more

Marketing Permissions

Once we have your booking we would love to keep you informed of other, similar events you may be interested in. You can unsubscribe at any time. Your personal information will be processed in line with our privacy notice available on our policy page. Is this ok (please tick)?


By submitting this form you are consenting to Weston College recording and processing the personal information on this form, for any purposes of the college associated with the provision of advice and guidance to potential students on the range of courses available to them, college facilities and any other associated information. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the information will only be used for the above mentioned purposes.

You will need to complete a full enrolment form prior to starting your course.

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.