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Deputy Manager - Nursing HCC48590

Job Details:

Salary Range: £33,653 - £37,876 per annum 
Work location: Forest Court, Totton 
Hours per week: 37 (Including working every other weekend)
Contract type: Permanent 
Closing date: 6 December 2020

Are you a Nurse looking for the opportunity to empower and lead a successful team?


Forest Court is offering a unique opportunity for an ambitious Nurse and natural leader to join the team as a Deputy Manager, where you will be able make a real difference to the day-to-day running of the home.


Our unit works with other professionals and the local community to deliver the best possible nursing and dementia care to our service users and we are proud to be rated ‘Good’ by CQC. We are looking for a clinical lead who can further enhance our thriving team, supporting our Registered Manager to continually improve standards, develop services and manage change. 


About the role


Forest Court is currently working very closely with hospital and community teams and is now providing short term reablement/discharge to assess beds. The successful candidate would be required to work at pace and ideally have a good understanding of this transitional process.

Clinical and support staff will look to you for leadership and you’ll provide it, developing quality working practices and training that gets the best from everyone. Your everyday experiences will put you in a position to influence key decisions on budgets, workforce development and clinical care planning.  


In addition to mentoring and coaching staff, you’ll play a key role in building relationships with everyone from visitors to professional agencies and individuals. Underpinning everything will be your commitment to meeting residents’ individual needs.


About you 


You will have a proven track record of working with older people/people with dementia. We’ll expect you to combine your skills in staff management, training and development with the confidence to manage relationships with outside partners from the health and voluntary sectors.  

Not least, you’ll need to be a natural problem solver who’s focused on creating meaningful change.


What we can offer you 


Hampshire County Council cares for those who care, and we recognise the outstanding contribution you make to people’s lives, so in return we offer a commitment to your development and wellbeing, alongside a generous benefits package.


For further Information 


To learn more about this exciting role please see the attached job description and person specification by clicking here.


For informal enquiries please contact Chelsie Gray, Deputy Manager on Chelsie.gray3@hants.gov.uk  

Vetting Requirements:

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. 

Values Recruitment:

We recruit for attitudes and values in Adults’ Health and Care. We invite you to evidence how you demonstrate the 4 core values we hold in your application.


The 4 core values are:


•    Person Centred: Has a person centred and strengths-based approach that empowers service users and carers to live independent lives.

•    Resilience: Successfully manages change and develops and maintains their wellbeing and resilience.

•    Accountable: Takes responsibility for work, actions and development; and acknowledges individual and shared accountability.

•    Works Together: Builds supportive internal and external working relationships through positive communication and constructive feedback.


Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.


In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.


We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.



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