Senior Care Lead (Nights)

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Job Reference: coltencare/NH/SCL/84/68
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Details: Permanent
Salary: Up to £13.46 per hour including all enhancements
Working Hours: 42 hours per week, nights, including alternate weekends
Closing Date: 04/10/2020
Job Types: Carers
Cluster: West
Site: Newstone House
Location: Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Job Description

We offer a range of benefits including:

  • Competitive rates of pay plus excellent enhancements
  • Support with professional development and diploma qualifications in health & social care
  • Excellent inductions, professional training and ‘on the job’ support
  • You’ll be trained to the nationally recognised ‘care certificate’ standard
  • We provide fantastic homely environments
  • Work with friendly teams and a great support network of internal professionals
  • Offer real career progression opportunities
  • Staff recommendation scheme; tell your friends about us
  • Annual pay review
  • Paid breaks
  • Additional hours / overtime opportunities
  • Hot meals on duty, choose from the daily menu
  • Free uniforms provided
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Background checks at no cost to you

About the job

Senior Care Lead (Nights)

Based at Newstone House, Sturminster Newton DT10 1FF

42 hours per week, nights, including alternate weekends

Up to £13.46 per hour inclusive of all enhancements 


As the Senior Care Lead, you will take a leading role in the administration of medicines, care planning, taking responsibility for infection control audits, moving and positioning practical assessments  plus ‘buddying with’, training and supervising new staff.

Under the direction of the nursing team and working closely with the health care teams, you will lead by example to ensure that our residents are receiving an excellent standard of care, underpinned by our 5 values. You will regularly review and update written care plans, ensuring that individual resident requirements are delivered by the all teams in a confidential and sensitive way.

Additionally, you will take responsibility for the personal care of residents, their individual needs and overall physical and intellectual well-being, reporting any decline or concerns to the Nurses as and when required. 

If successfully appointed, we will invite you to attend a bespoke  Senior Care Lead training programme which will include medication training, first line leadership skills and much more. Your probation is subject to meeting the course requirements.

An offer of employment will be subject to your attendance and successful completion of  the Senior Care Lead training programme which will commence on the 2nd November 2020 for 2 weeks. You will need to be available to attend this training programme.


About you

Ideally, you will already have experience of working as a Senior Carer or Team Leader within a care home environment, with at least two years’ experience and on this occasion, priority will be given to applicants who have already attained an NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care. 

Reliable, supportive, confidential, flexible and an effective communicator are just some of the personal attributes required to be successful in the role of Senior Care Lead.

About us

We are a family-owned care home provider with 21 homes in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire and West Sussex. All are fantastic homely environments registered for nursing care, with four specifically dedicated to dementia care. Seven of our homes are officially rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. We are a long-standing beacon of excellence in elderly people’s care and the UK’s highest rated ‘Large Care Home Group’ on the public review site (rating awarded March 2020).