Shift Leader – Day or Nights (Longlands)

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£28016 - £29513
Job Type
Full Time

Longlands Care home is situated in Daventry, we offer a happy and safe living environment in which our residents can enjoy an enhanced quality of life.

Our Team  of friendly and committed staff  provide the highest level of care and specialise in supporting people living with Dementia.

With our great accommodation and facilities and a programme of activities, our care home aims to provide a home from home atmosphere in which our residents can feel comfortable, content and very well cared for.


Our benefits

We offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, these include:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days annual leave per year, 29 days for senior managers (pro rata, depending on how many hours per week you work), plus bank holidays. An additional 5 days, linked to continuous service, and ability to purchase up to 6 weeks additional leave per year.
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • Local Government Pension Scheme plus immediate life cover (3 times your annual salary from day one) and ill-health protection.
  • Employee discounts with local and national retailers, days out, finance, health and beauty, travel and eating out plus lots more.
  • Car Lease scheme
  • Payment of professional subscription / membership - If your job description requires that you are registered with or are a member of a professional body, WNC will pay for your professional subscription or membership fees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme - We have an employee support programme run by Health Assured, an independent, external organisation. Health Assured is available for you and your immediate family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and includes telephone counselling, legal advice, bereavement support and medical information.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • A variety of flexible working options to support your work/life balance, including full or part time, term time, 9-day fortnight, etc. (subject to business needs).
  • Our West Ways of Working – We want our workforce to thrive, and we equip our employees with the right technology to support hybrid and collaborative working, on or off site, depending on the role.
  • Making a difference - If you want to use your skills and experience with an organisation that are genuinely invested in making a difference, are committed to improving people's lives, and whose success has a direct impact on the wellbeing of your family, friends and people in your local area, then West Northamptonshire Council is the place for you.

What will you be doing?

You will work closely alongside the management team, supporting with the day to day running of shifts.

  • Act as a key worker for designated resident. 
  • Ensuring they are supported in all aspects of their life.
  • Monitoring and administering medication, personal care and as directed by their individual care plan, help maintain health and wellbeing.
  • Prioritise and direct the workload of team members accordingly, ensuring any issues are dealt with as they arise.
  • Ensure all administration tasks are carried out with accuracy.
  • Inputting additional information onto care plans, as required.
  • Liaising with health care professionals.

12 hour shifts:  Either days or nights with alternate weekends.

About you

Enthusiastic, patient, flexible and committed to making a difference in our people's lives. 

You may be a senior carer looking for the next move or a current Shift lead wishing to gain more experience to develop yourself in the future. 

With your previous experience in care leadership, and NVQ Level 2 qualification in Health & Social Care (ideal), you'll join our team in making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve.

We will offer 2.5 weeks induction training and a further 2-4 weeks "Buddy scheme" too. We will settle you in, there's no pressure to "hit the ground running"!

A DBS check will take place, at WNC cost.

Please note:

There is no option to offer sponsorship or transfer of.

We may close this vacancy early, if we receive sufficient applications.

About us

At West Northants Council, it’s about our people. People who thrive with ambition, bubble with new ideas, demand better ways of working, caring about every detail, and who never shy away from a challenge. Our culture is a gateway for new experiences. A place to forge new opportunities. To empower you in your career and unite you with like-minded people.

Our vision is ‘to make West Northants a great place to live, work, visit and thrive’. We truly stand by this and work hard every day to make this a reality. Our corporate values, THRIVE, stand for: Trust, High Performance, Respect, Innovate and Empower, they underpin everything we do and how we deliver services. 

Hear more from our Chief Executive, Anna Earnshaw, about what it's like to work at West Northants Council  

We are committed to ensuring diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion is woven into the fabric of WNC and everything we do, to enable all colleagues to develop and maximize their full potential.  We are a disability confident employer, a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, and a Care Leaver Covenant partner

The following film was created by us to communicate our intentions - watch WNC colleagues explain what DEI means to us.


If you need additional support or reasonable adjustments during the application process, including needing the job description in another format or language, please email for support.

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This role expires 04/08/2024.
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