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Deputy Unit Manager (New Bassett House)

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New Bassett House (Park Avenue), Park Avenue, Shirebrook
Salary details
Grade 10 £21,425.88 - £23,504.64 per annum
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term - Due to vacant position for 12 months
24 hours per week
Closing Date
26 May 2024

The successful applicant will be responsible for assisting in the management of operational activities, supervising staff, and managing resources including budgets.  Supervisory and administrative skills are essential.  Knowledge of residential care issues and relevant legislation is required together with experience of working with older people in residential care.  Must hold NVQ Level III Health & Social Care (Adults). 

As a deputy your main role and responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the provision of a planned and stimulating environment which provides for the care and for the emotional and physical well-being of clients in the home.
  • Ensuring the implementation, review and development of care or treatment plans for each client
  • Effective management and leadership of staff.
  • Maintaining good contacts and liaison outside the establishment to further the welfare of clients.
  • You will ensure satisfactory maintenance of the building and ensuring that equipment and grounds are in a safe and satisfactory condition
  • Maintaining confidentiality and observe data protection guidelines.
  • You may provide care and personal care to clients

Employees have access to a range of benefits and discounts including: 

  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 27 days annual leave per year (rising to 32 days after 5 years continuous service) plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata).
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Paid travel expenses if required to travel to other sites
  • Smarter travel scheme including access to the cycle to work scheme
  • Supportive management and team
  • Access to our in-house occupational services which also includes free eye tests, physiotherapy, and counselling
  • Derbyshire rewards – offering hundreds of discounts and cashback 

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.

The job may require unsocial hours working including weekends and Bank Holidays. Payment arrangements will be detailed in any contract offer made.

Saturday and Sunday hours will be paid at plain time where it is part of your normal working pattern unless it is between 7pm and 7am, where enhanced rates of pay apply. Enhanced pay rates are paid for Bank Holiday working.

Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with us! By joining Derbyshire County Council you will have access to a range of amazing rewards and employee benefits, including our generous annual leave scheme, excellent local government pension and fantastic employee discounts. To discover more detail about the rewards and benefits available to you, click here


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