Deputy Manager – Pennine Care Home – Derbyshire

Position: Deputy Manager

Hours: 40

Pay Rate: To be negotiated and depending on experience

Location: Pennine, Derbyshire, SK13 6JW

We believe that care should afford dignity and real choice and individuality to people in our care and that we should always strive to improve quality of life and choices.

We care for people who are semi-independent up to people with complex nursing needs. Our care centres are all individual and provide residential, respite and day care services:

  • Care for elderly people
  • Care for people with dementia
  • People with learning disabilities

Our staff are chosen for their kind and supportive disposition and are trained and supported in positive ways so they can help us achieve our aims.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with the right attitude, skills and knowledge who shares our passion to deliver the best quality care experience. We have a fantastic opportunity for:

Main responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all Staff Members contribute to the best of their ability to the efficient running of the Care Centre and the creation of an atmosphere conducive to the best interests of the Service Users.  Duties may include acting up for the Home Manager in their absence.
  • Residential: liaise with the District Nurse regarding Service Users health care needs
  • Report any ill health amongst Service Users and make requests for GP/Professional visits where necessary
  • Ensure meals are of sufficient and good quality, and that Service Users dietary needs are met
  • Ensure that the Service Users Care Plans are completed and maintained in conjunction with Service Users, Relatives and other Health Care Professions, and in accordance with NMC guidelines & Company policy
  • Assess all aspects of Service Users’ care needs, and provide health supervision.
  • Assess social and health care needs of new Service Users and maintain ongoing assessment and review of all other Service Users
  • Maintain accurate records and ensure that each Service User within the Care Centre has an individualised Care Plan.  Service User Care Plans to be reviewed on a bi- annual basis or more frequently as and when required, in accordance with NM guidelines and Company policy
  • Carry out regular checks on Service Users at intervals determined by the Home Manager.  Ensure a clear and concise handover report is given to all relevant Staff Members at the end of each shift.
  • Administer prescribed medicines and document the same in accordance with the Company’s procedure and NMC guidelines


  • Participate in Staff and Service User meetings as required
  • Maintain effective communications with the Home Manager
  • Establish and maintain good communication with Service Users, Relatives and with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Provide administrative support when required


  • Ensure that all commodities used in and around the Care Centre are sensibly conserved by all Staff Members e.g. monitor usage of incontinence aids, wipes, dressings, electricity, gloves, etc.

Human Resources:

  • Adhere to and implement all HR policies and procedures
  • In the absence of the Home Manager,
    • maintain correct records of working hours of all Staff Members
    • monitor and control sickness absence in line with Company policy
    • organise workload by forward planning off duty to ensure that there is sufficient staff cover and deal with problems where necessary
  • Interview for new Staff Members with the Home Manager as and when required, in line with the Company’s Recruitment policy
  • Ensure all Staff Members are aware of the Company’s Whistle blowing procedure
  • In the absence of the Home Manager, implement and manage the Company’s Discipline and Dismissal policies and procedures, and Grievance policies and procedures in conjunction with the Regional Manager
  • Assist the Home Manager with formal supervision and appraisal of Staff Members in line with Company policy and with ongoing informal assessment of the work of Staff members to ensure consistently high standards
  • In the absence of the Administrator and Home Manager ensure continuity of the payroll


  • Actively market the Care Centre and promote a positive personal/professional profile within the local community, ensuring the good reputation of the Care Centre and The company at all times
  • In the absence of the Home Manager, and in conjunction with the Regional Manager, endeavor to fill any Service User vacancy by liaising with Social Services and health authorities and assessing/selecting suitable Service Users
  • Ensure the Care Centre is attractively presented, and odour free, at all times, in line with the Company’s attention to detail ph8ilosophy
  • Ensure a viewing room is suitably presented and available at all times unless CareCentre is fully occupied

Training & Development:

  • Supervise and instruct junior and new Staff Members in all aspects of their work in the Care Centre giving help and guidance where appropriate
  • Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence.
  • Keep professionally updated in all areas of clinical expertise
  • Attend mandatory training days/course, on or off site as and when required

Health & Safety:

  • Report immediately to the Home Manager or Person in Charge any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Service Users, colleague, self or another
  • Understand, and ensure the implementation of the Care Centres Health & Safety policy and Emergency and Fire procedures
  • Report to the Home Manager, Handyperson or Person in Charge any faulty appliances, damaged furniture equipment or any potential hazard
  • Promote safe working practice in the Care Centre
  • In the absence of the Home Manager, carry out duties as ‘Responsible Officer’ for the Care Centre in line with CQC guidelines, the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and Fire Regulations


  • Adhere to all appropriate NMC guidelines/regulations and the General Social Care Council Code of Conduct
  • Ensure that all existing stocks are maintained in a safe and tidy environment and reorder as and when required
  • Be on call for emergencies which may arise with the Care Centre and to cover shifts if all other avenues have been exhausted
  • In the absence of the Home Manager report directly to the Regional Manager
  • Support and Assist the Home Manager in auditing Care Plan documentation to ensure best practice
  • Maintain all logbooks and records as required by both the Registering Authority and the Company
  • Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties
  • Assist in the arrangements for fund raising
  • Notify the Home Manager or Person in Charge as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty and also on your return to work from all periods of absence
  • Ensure the security of the Care Centre is maintained at all times
  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures within the defined timescales
  • Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained
  • Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you


Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications Required:

  • NVQ level 3 or above (residential)
  • Previous management/supervisory experience
  • Team player
  • Satisfactory Policy Check and check against the PoVA list
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Genuine interest in working with the relevant Service User group
  • Ability to work on own initiative

If you think you have the right skills and attitude to deliver the best quality of care within our homes, then please contact

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We look forward to hearing from you

Deadline: 15th November 2018

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