I was very nervous at the whole prospect of applying for a new role, the application and the interview. However after speaking to you last week as you were able to reassure me and informed me of the whole process, quickly following on with the additional information.
When attending for interview, you put me completely at ease with your calm manner and your total understanding of the way a GP practice works. It was very obvious to me that you have a lot of experience of working closely with doctors. During the interview you were very professional and good at keeping me focused on the questions that you were asking. I know I can talk a lot so it was good to know before each interview how long they were going to be. The range of questions were absolutely relevant to the role and you were very personable which made me feel comfortable in my responses.
Recruiting a Manager
Selecting the right manager is one of the most important decisions that a practice can make, equal to that of choosing the right GP partner. A good manager will run the practice efficiently and be a trusted adviser to the GP partners, ensuring sound financial management and a happy and well-motivated team of staff.
Embarking on a recruitment project to find a new manager can feel like a daunting and time-consuming task. GPs are primarily clinicians and most doctors are not trained in recruitment procedures or in assessing the skills of applicants for managerial posts.
It is essential to look for candidates with sound management skills. Some candidates have experience of working in General Practice but other applicants come from different sectors bringing with them skills which might be helpful to the practice. Without the right process it can be dificult to assess whether an applicant's experience fits with what the practice needs.
There are many pitfalls to recruiting a new manager, such as the risk of selecting the wrong person by not having an objective process, or being challenged for unfairness under employment legislation. It is also vital that there is consensus about the final decision which may need careful facilitation to ensure that all the GP partners are on board.
For this reason, many practices welcome the help and guidance of a specialist recruitment adviser with a good understanding of management in General Practice. We are able to offer a competitive, cost-effective and personalised service to practices, small or large.
For details of fees and all our services please visit this page on Practice Index