Social Care CLE Guide

Your career progression in social care


  • Unit Manager/Lead 
  • Registered Manager 
  • Social Services Manager/Service Development Manager


  • Programme Manager
  • Commissioner
  • Department of Health and Social Care roles
  • Local Government Association role
  • Association for the Directors of Adult Social Care roles
  • Voluntary Sector roles e.g. Skills For Care Locality Manager
  • Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership roles
  • Workforce planning and development


  • Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • Project Manager
  • Practice Education Lead

Quality and Assurance

  • Quality Assurance/Quality Lead
  • Care Quality Commission roles

Clinical and senior/specialist clinical

  • Lead Social Care Nurse
  • Integrated roles e.g. Nursing in Drug and Alcohol service, Discharge Team
  • Allied Health Professional
  • Nurse 
  • Nurse Associate
  • Clinical Lead 

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