Night Senior Care Officer

Posted on 15 May 2023
  • Directorate BHCC: Health & Adult Social Care
  • Salary £27,852 - £29,439 (actual annual £22,582.70 - £23,869.46) plus enhancements for weekend, bank holidays and evenings
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Ireland Lodge, Brighton

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
  • Closing date

    This vacancy has closed

  • Job category
    Care - Adults
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

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

If so come and join our team here at Ireland Lodge

We are looking for a permanent Night Senior Care Officer to work on a rota basis.  This role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.

We are looking for someone to lead and manage  our team of committed, friendly night staff   in providing a high quality comprehensive  function providing person centred support ensuring that service users receive an effective, appropriate service that enables them to achieve and maintain independence, dignity and choice as well as providing leadership for the development of a quality service that meets CQC regulations.  The successful candidate will be expected to work one shift during the day.

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

About the role

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has the ability to induct new staff as well as supervising, motivating and develop teams
  • Positive approach and attitude towards change management and development of future services
  • Enjoys working in a busy service
  • Contributes to  a service that ensures that service users receive a high quality service which is respectful, provides choice, empowers individuals, maximises their independence and maintains self-worth.
  • Able to prioritise a busy workload
  • To work flexibly to ensure that the needs of the service are met

We can offer you:

  • A higher rate of pay than the average rate, including enhancements for night working
  • A career average pension scheme
  • A generous holiday up to 25 days per year (pro rata)
  • Training and a full induction into the role
  • Regular supervision meetings
  • A range of other staff benefits 

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

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

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.

Additional information

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

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

*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 (


Living Wage Employer logo, Armed Forces Covenant logo, Equality Framework for Local Government Logo, Disability Confident Employer logo