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Night Care Officer - Band 3 433072

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
16/03/2021 23:59
£18,795 - £19,171
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Kyloe House
Number of posts:

Job details 

Closing date:
16 Mar

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Further information

Kyloe House 

Night Care Officer - Kyloe House Secure Children’s Home 

The Council 


Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.  

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working 

The Service 

NCC operates 5 children’s homes including a national secure children home with education. Overall the service employs 130 care staff and 30 support services staff across the 5 sites. Our Homes accommodate 25 young people aged 6 - 17, our main aim is to offer an exceptional family focused caring environment where children and young people can feel safe and excelled in their abilities and futures. 

The service is regularly inspected by Ofsted, currently our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good with outstanding leadership and management. It is crucial that everyone in our team is committed to the best safe care of our young people.  

The role 

Experience in a similar discipline is advantageous but not essential as full training will be given. 

You must have a good general education and be willing and able to undertake relevant training up to NVQ Level 2/3 Care Awards.   

This post is subject to a shift pattern that includes weekend working.  

To apply for this job you must be at least 21 years old.  The Children’s Homes National Minimum Standards states: “All care staff are at least 18 years old, and staff who are given sole responsibility for children or a management role are at least 21 years old.  Within this requirement no person works in a children’s home unless they are at least four years older than the oldest child accommodated”. (Standard 17.11) 

Subsequently, this post is exempt under Section 5 of the Equality Act 2010. 

Kyloe House is a secure children’s home. 

You will lead and direct the work of the team to ensure standards are met and to ensure that the medical, cultural, religious and ethnic dietary needs of the young people are adequately met. 

We are offering:  

A starting salary of £19,312 (there is a further payment for unsociable hours and weekend working) 

Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme) 

A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision 

Flexible working arrangements (delete if not applicable) 

There is a further payment for Single Premium Rate for unsociable working hours including weekends. 

Essential requirements: 

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview. 

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Jag Stockham (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or email jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service. 

For further information, please contact Katie Morrison on 01670 785900 or email katie.morrison@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion. 

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend the interview please contact Katie Morrison or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk. 

This post closes on the 4 Match 2021 at midnight




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