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Senior Carer
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/23/231049/11702
  • Published: Thu 02/03/2023, 13:53 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/04/2023, 13:53 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,575 - £21,968 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

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Senior Carer

Team: Social Care Health and Housing – Adult Social Care

Job Family: CBG5 Supporting 
Salary: £21,575 – £21,968 per annum pro rata
Hours: Full time, 37 hours a week.

Base Location: Biggleswade Day Centre - Older People’s Day Centre, Mead End, Biggleswade, SG18 8JU

Contract Type: Fixed Permanent
Closing Date: 2nd April 2023
Interview Date: 12th April 2023


About Us: 

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.  


As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.  


We have set values and principles to represent the way we work and how we operate as an organisation. You can view a list of these in detail on our website


This is a great time to join us on our journey. 


More about the role:

Our ambition is to give everyone in Central Bedfordshire a reliable support network and to encourage independency. These are integral roles where you’ll motivate communities and offer people the opportunity to interact and socialise with others. Share our vision and we will give you the tools to find your own greatness.


At Biggleswade Day Centre every day is different, every person has their own unique story. You will help us achieve our goals by meeting our customers physical and emotional needs. With a self-motivated and co-productive attitude, you will provide an enjoyable day at the day centre for customers with various levels of need. You will be a wealth of support to enable people to lead independent lives.


Your main tasks will be to Deputise for the Unit Supervisor of the service if they are unavailable. You will be responsible for the day to running of the service, ensuring the care and support staff promote the independence and wellbeing of the vulnerable individuals. Along with the Unit Supervisor, you will ensure all customers are assessed for their care and have person centred plans of care and support put in place when they join the service. You will ensure the service runs in line with regulatory authorities such as CQC, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Environmental Health. You will ensure that customers have as much choice and control in their lives as possible.


To apply for this role, you would need to hold an NVQ / QCF level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent and be prepared to work towards a higher-level qualification. You will have significant experience and knowledge of the care needs of vulnerable older people living with difficulties such as physical disability / frailty and or Dementia. You will be able to demonstrate your professional leadership and management skills and have experience of line managing a team of support staff. You will become part of a wider team of people, all working towards the same goal – to provide an excellent service to the people in our care.


If you are the right person for us you will have the benefit of a generous rewards package, such as annual leave, an employee assistance programme, access to IT equipment, discounts in the local community and the opportunity to complete further training and develop your career in the social care field.


Part of our vision in the Care and Support services is to be there for you. We will recognise you as an individual personality with your own uniqueness, character and life experiences. We will be there for you, to promote and celebrate your continued successes.


What we can offer you :

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including: 

  • A comprehensive IT package to support you to work safely and effectively 

  • Generous family friendly policies and practices 

  • A welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers differences 

  • Friendly and supportive staff networks  

  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service. 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance. You can find out more on the Bedfordshire Pension Fund website

  • An exceptional Employee Assistance Programme which helps support employees with workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues 

  • A huge variety of courses and role-specific training and learning to help you succeed and develop 

  • Access to discounts on top UK retailers and local retailers 


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’. 


Sustainability matters to us. We aim to lead by example in tackling climate change. Read more about the action we’re taking on our website: Climate change – tackling it and our strategy 


Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process. 



You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Senior Carer Recruitment Pack  


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact Lisa Staples at: or on 0300 300 4115


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at  



Safeguarding : 

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.   


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a  Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community. 


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. 


If you require assistance to apply for our roles, help with writing your CV, interview techniques or careers advice please contact our team of careers advisors at Our service is confidential, impartial and free for all.