Monthly Archives: October 2013

No registered manager at one in eight adult care services as CQC plans crackdown

One in eight adult social care services does not have a registered manager in place, the Care Quality Commission has revealed as it launched a crackdown on the issue.

The regulator said 3,030 locations that provide adult social care services – out of approximately 24,000 – were not fulfilling regulatory requirements to have a registered manager in place. In total, 3,935 health or social care services did not have a registered manager, a quarter of which had not had one in place for at least two years, revealed a paper to last months CQC board meeting from their chief executive, David Behan.

He said this was “unacceptable” and that analysis of inspection findings had shown that adult care services without a registered manager (RM) were more likely to be failing to meet essential standards than those with an RM in place.

He said this was “unacceptable” and that analysis of inspection findings had shown that adult care services without a registered manager (RM) were more likely to be failing to meet essential standards than those with an RM in place.

To date, the CQC has responded to the issue by writing to providers, informing them of the need to appoint an RM; it has served just one warning notice. In his paper to the board, Behan said the regulator needed to take “more effective and robust action” on the issue.

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008, not having a registered manager is an offence that the CQC can take criminal action against, including issuing a caution or a fixed penalty notice of up to £4,000, or prosecuting the provider. Behan said it would write to providers who have not had an RM for at least two years at any of their services to say that they face being fined from October onwards.

It will then move on to tackling services that have not had an RM in place for at least a year.

The CQC will also increase its monitoring of services on whether they have an RM in place so it is alerted whenever a service has gone without a registered manager for six months. Providers would also be told to ensure that RMs apply to cancel their registration when they cease employment.

Source: Communitycare


Passionate 2SR recruiting team give cash to children’s cancer charity

The recruitment consultancy 2S Recruitment has announced a brand new profit sharing scheme as part of an initiative to raise money for the children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent. The agency, which specialises in recruiting for the care, property and commercial sectors, will donate at least £20 to the charity every time it places a candidate in a new role. The moves comes on top of previous donations which have so far seen 2S Recruitment partners and staff raise more than £21,000.

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The commitment to CLIC Sargent has both personal and professional significance for 2S Recruitment following an early childhood cancer diagnosis.  Helen Sanders, Partner at 2S Recruitment says, “As a company, we want to give back and ensure our hard work helps others. By donating to CLIC Sargent, we can help the charity to make a difference to the 10 children each day who are diagnosed with cancer during childhood. My son Leo was 3 when he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer. He is now 8 and cancer free. As a mum, I know how much CLIC Sargent helped our son Leo throughout his diagnosis and treatment. As a business woman I feel it is important to help charities like CLIC Sargent to do their work by donating a percentage of profits each time we make a placement. We feel driven to make a difference.”

Like CLIC Sargent, 2S Recruitment is dedicated to providing care. The company has a proven track record of finding registered nurses, care home and nursing home managers and other care staff and placing them where they are needed most. Many of the recruiters themselves have previously worked in such roles therefore they know exactly what it takes to match the right nurse to the right care facility.

As well as the care sector, 2S Recruitment also offers recruitment services for the property sector and the commercial market, lending its expertise to recruiting sales managers, temporary and permanent sales consultants and facilities managers. With all three of these sectors currently undergoing resurgence and with more vacancies to fill than ever, before 2S Recruitment’s profit sharing initiative is already going from strength to strength.

Its £10 per placement donation joins a ‘Miles for CLIC’ campaign which saw 2S Recruitment team members pounding the pavements each week, with each mile walked matched by a consultancy donation.

2S Recruitment is a leading recruitment consultancy in the UK. We recruit because we care and we care about how we recruit.

Our ethos is led by the fact we are here to help companies thrive and grow with the right staff, and also that we take real pride in making a difference to our candidate’s lives by securing the right role for them, their lives and their careers. Whether you’re looking for a new career opportunity or hiring new staff, 2S Recruitment can help you. 

2S Recruitment take pride in how we recruit; we’re honest, we won’t over promise and we also value our staff’s integrity. Our team are all proven recruitment consultants who have a thorough knowledge of both how to recruit well plus what it takes to hire the right staff within our 3 specialist industries – Care, Commercial and Property.

“Keely excels in her role as recruitment consultant” says Regional Manager for Four Seasons Healthcare

“Keely from 2S Recruitment has been a pleasure to partner with for hiring new nurses and care home management staff for our FSHC portfolio of Care Homes in the South of England. She excels in her role as recruitment consultant because she understands our Organisation’s needs as well as those of the candidates.”


Fantastic review from a top UK care home provider posted to

Review of 2S Recruitment on Friday 19 July 2013 by Martin (Client)

2S have recently joined my company’s PSL and have impressed with their candidates and processes. They have gained a good understanding of our requirements quickly and has filled a couple of key roles straight off the bat. They have always communicated well and I find them to be personable and efficient.

Another great candidate review posted to

Review of 2S Recruitment on Tuesday 23 July 2013 by Olufemi Ajayi (Job applicant)

2S Recruitment is just wonderful. I will undoubtedly recommend it to everyone. The staff members are fantastic. Not only securing you a job but they follow up to ensure that you are guided all through the way. Sue Foster is a wonderful woman. Keep it up. You are just too wonderful.

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Review of 2S Recruitment on Tuesday 17 September 2013 by Rechell Hernandez (Care Home Registered Manager)

2SR is very professional and supportive. Spends time in ensuring that my career requirements are catered for.  Sue is always helpful and is knowledgeable in my job search. Very practical, realistic and proactive in her approach.

Debby fully takes on board the requirements of the job description and person specification, say’s regional Manager…

I have worked with Debby on two recent recruitment campaigns and have found her to be very responsive and efficient.

Debby fully takes on board the requirements of the job description and person specification and then puts forward people who meet the criteria really well, rather than just sending people in similar jobs.

I have found Debby to be extremely flexible and proactive.

Julie B

Regional Manager – national care home provider (elderly care)

Clinical Lead Nurse here I come!

My name is Jenny and I am happy to share my good news with you . Sue from 2S Recruitment contacted me having come across my CV – from my first contact with Sue I was very impressed with her really getting to understand what sort of next step I wanted in my Career .

Thanks to her I have been offered an exciting role in a Care Home – the Role description matched my skills and personal goals.  Sue helped me throughout the application and interview process and shared her knowledge about the company .

The interview at the Care Home was nerve racking but exciting at the same time.  Sue phoned me before the Interview to help calm my nerves and was the first to ring to see how it went ,when I told her the job was mine she was almost as pleased as I was .

Clinical Lead Nurse here I come!!