Job Vacancies

Practice Manager

Posted 18 March 2024

  • Full Time (37.5hrs) or Part Time considered (minimum 32 hrs over 4 days).
  • Salary Range £45,000 – £57,000, depending on experience.

Drs Adey and Dancy in Tarporley have an exciting opportunity for a new Practice Manager to join our forward thinking and innovative practice.  We are currently looking to appoint an experienced manager with 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.

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.

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. You will be supported in the role 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, supported by an active and enthusiastic PPG.

The Practice is an active member of the Rural Alliance PCN, together with 5 rural West Cheshire practices. The PCN is mutually supportive and collaborative.

The Practice Manager is a pivotal member of our practice and will be expected to lead & support the practice team to achieve its aims and objectives with total professionalism.

The successful candidate will be competent in all aspects of core practice management and be able to demonstrate proven relevant business experience in business knowledge, finance, HR and project management.

You will provide leadership and will manage all aspects of the practice with responsibility for patient services, contract delivery and performance, strategic management, premises management and operations including Health and Safety, compliance with CQC regulation, Information Governance, management of internal and external stakeholder relationships and IT.

You will have financial acumen, the ability to cost and forecast and to fully understand the financial flows of income and expenditure, showing attention to detail.

You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, be knowledgeable and have proven HR skills. You will be supportive to staff, and have full responsibility for their wellbeing, training and development, using your ability to develop and lead people.

You will be forward thinking, with the skills to develop the practice management role and not be afraid to lead partners in their decision making and/or make suggestions. You must have the ability to cope with the stress of multitasking and to manage change.

Previous management experience is essential, previous NHS experience is desirable, but not strictly necessary, for the right candidate.

An initial informal visit or discussion is most welcome, please contact Lynn Suckley by email or telephone on 07720393125 to arrange.

If you have these qualities and the willingness and drive to run this profitable and patient focused practice we would be delighted to hear from you. To apply please send your CV and a covering letter, detailing how you can demonstrate your ability to provide all aspects of the role, to

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th April 2024

  • 1st Round Interview: Wednesday 17th April 2024
  • 2nd Round Interview: TBC


If you feel you have the right skills and experience, this is how to apply:

  • The post is currently advertised onNHS JobsTRAC and Indeed. You can apply using any one of these applications.
  • Ask for an Application pack from the practice.
  • Email or call into the practice and ask the Receptionist for an application pack.
  • Apply with your CV and a covering letter, detailing your experience in the key areas of the job listed in the job description and how you can demonstrate your ability to provide all aspects of the role. Your application should be emailed to Email both documents by 5.00pm on the closing date of Wednesday 10th April 2024.

An initial informal visit or discussion is most welcome. Please contact Lynn Suckley by email or telephone on 07720 393125 to arrange.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th April 2024 at 5.00pm.

We will let you know if you have been selected for a face-to-face interview at the practice on the afternoon of Wednesday 17th April 2024.

Please note:

  • We cannot provide feedback if you are not shortlisted.
  • You should make clear in your application if you are unable to attend on the advertised interview date.
  • Following an initial interview you may be invited to a second, more comprehensive interview. The date for this is still to be confirmed.

Thank you for expressing an interest in this post.

Drs Adey and Dancy.