Case study

Success Stories: Shaw Healthcare

03 Jun 2020

Search: Interim Commissioning Manager

Client: Shaw Healthcare

Industry: Health and social care

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees


About The Company:

One of the UK’s leading health and social care providers; majority owned by its employees.

Shaw was established in 1986 as a housing association and is now one of the UK’s leading health and social care providers with the unique attribute of being majority owned by its employees.

They deliver a wide spectrum of services ranging from elderly residential/nursing care, home care, community care hubs, supported living, extra care, respite, day care, specialist care in the fields of Acquired Brain Injuries and mental health through to design-build-operate, consultancy and Facilities Management.

The Challenge

As part of the company growth strategy, Shaw Healthcare recognised that, in Dorset, over 10,000 people are living with dementia, therefor it would be beneficial to open a state-of-the-art care and Nursing home in the area. Figbury Lodge, an 80-bed home is to offer 50 care beds, 10 nursing beds and 20 intermediate beds – a bridge between hospital and home.

Shaw required an experienced Commissioning Manager to essentially oversee the whole process from build to open day, and everything in between.

The Interim Management team at Gilbert Meher were requested to provide the Interim Manager at short notice.

The Solution

A detailed job and person specification were obtained upon consultation, giving our team the best chance of securing the best candidate for the role.

Using a multitude of resources, including the Gilbert Meher Database, job boards, social media and referrals, we sent a number of high-quality commissioning Manager CVs to our client.

Due the urgent nature of the role, a telephone interview was conducted within the week. As the ideal candidate for the role, an offer was made and start date confirmed the same day.

The Result

Three months later, the new build Care home was successfully commissioned and the first residents have moved in.

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