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Care Officer
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/489/23457
  • Published: Thu 15/09/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 29/09/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: Various 6 hours shift rotas available
  • Salary: £11.47 - £11.70 per hour plus enhancements for night, weekend and Bank Holiday working
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Ireland Lodge, Brighton

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Care Officer

Job introduction


Brighton and Hove City Council are recruiting a number of part time, permanent, Care Officer at Ireland Lodge to work different rota shifts.

Are you looking for a rewarding, varied role in social care where each day can offer a fresh challenge?  Are you passionate about making a real difference to someone’s life?  Value treating people with dignity and respect?

Are you interested in supporting and caring for people with Dementia?

If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, we would very much like to hear from you.

We have 4 vacancies part-time working on fixed rotas, 6 hour shifts, various hours available.

There may be possibility to discuss more flexible hours around the available rota hours.

For an informal discussion, please contact Tina Johns, Assistant Operations Manager on 01273 296120

About the role

You will join a team of committed,  friendly staff providing high level of support for adults (mainly older people) with Dementia using a re-abling approach with the aim of maximizing independence and wellbeing for individuals.

Ireland Lodge is situated in a residential area and has free parking facilities if you choose to work here.   

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is friendly with a calming influence
  • Wishes to support with personal care and ensure that the experience of service users receiving support is dignified, respectful, provides choice, empowers individuals and maintains self worth.
  • Being a point of regular contact so the service user feels safe and well supported
  • Keeping accurate records if required e.g. food & fluid charts; observation charts; bowel and bladder charts.
  • To participate as a member of our team

We can offer you:

  • a higher rate of pay than the average market rate
  • a career average pension scheme
  • generous holiday 23 days rising to 25 days a year (Pro rata)
  • regular supervision meetings with an experienced line manager and training
  • a range of other staff benefits from Staff shop

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As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance ( and Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

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Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (