Dementia Care Lead

Job Reference: coltencare/NH/84/355
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Details: Permanent
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum, depending on experience
Working Hours: 40 hours per week, variable shifts including occasional weekends and night visits
Closing Date: 22/04/2021
Job Types: Carers
Cluster: West
Site: Newstone House
Location: Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Job Description

Dementia Care Lead

Based at Newstone House, Sturminster Newton DT10 1FF

£30,000 - £35,000 per annum, depending on experience.

40 hours per week with variable shifts including some weekends, occasional night visits and taking a share of the 'on-call' phone for emergencies.


We have an exciting opportunity for a responsive, flexible and dynamic individual to join our team as Dementia Care Lead to ensure that the highest standard of dementia care and service is delivered to our residents whilst maintaining independence and choice.

As the Dementia Care Lead you will assist the Home Manager and Clinical Lead in the day to day running of Newstone House ensuring that the dementia care and service meets both the needs of the residents and legislative requirements, regularly communicating with relevant managers and teams about the residents’ well-being, updating care plans and reporting concerns.

You will be responsible for consistently providing the highest standard of dedicated dementia care and will be a role model for staff, demonstrating best practice in dementia care at all times and keeping up to date with current thinking in this field of expertise. 

Other key responsibilities include keeping accurate records, supporting the clinical care of our residents and providing guidance, training, appraisals and mentorship to the care team and nurses.

About You

You will have previous experience of working within a dementia community, perhaps as a Senior Carer, Care Co-ordinator or similar level position, able to use your initiative, with excellent planning and organising skills. 

You will hold an NVQ/QCF Level 3 in Health & Social Care and have or working towards a relevant management qualification with a recognised dementia qualification or training.  You will demonstrate a good understanding of CQC standards and be an excellent role-model to staff.

Cherishing the individual needs of residents and their families and putting those needs at the centre of everything you do each day is fundamental to your role. You will be supported with staffing levels recognised as among the best in the care sector. 

Working with us offers you a superb range of benefits including:

  • Competitive pay rate
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • Paid breaks
  • Excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support
  • Friendly team and great support network of internal professionals
  • Real career progression opportunities
  • Reward for you if you recommend others to work for us
  • Annual pay review
  • Additional hours / overtime opportunities to suit your circumstances
  • Choice of hot or cold meals and drinks on duty
  • Free uniforms
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Background checks at no cost to you

About Us

Colten Care is an expanding family-owned business with 21 beautifully appointed care homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex. 

Our established services are all rated as ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we provide residential, general nursing, dementia and short-stay care.

We are a prestigious, award-winning healthcare provider that champions the latest approaches to person-centred care. Each of our homes has a distinct character while retaining that all-important sense of ‘home.’ We play an active role in furthering dementia friendly communities as part of our work. 

Our aims are simple: to be recognised as both the care home ‘provider of choice’ and ‘employer of choice.’