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Casual Assistant Unit Manager HCC15793

Job Details:

Salary range: £13.39 - £14.95 per hour 

Work location: Fleming House, Eastleigh 

Hours per week: Various 

Contract type: Casual 

Closing date: Friday, 25 October 2019 

Exciting AUM Opportunities at Fleming House!


We have excellent opportunities available for motivated and hard-working individuals to join our management team at Fleming House Nursing Home on a casual basis. 


If you share our person-centred values and feel you can help to make our care home a place that our residents can really call home, we would love to hear from you.


With natural leadership skills your role will be to ensure the effective and efficient management of the unit during your shift. As the most senior member of staff on duty, you’ll need to demonstrate skills for managing staff and taking responsibility for the safety and welfare of residents as well as the maintenance of the building on a day to day basis.


You will need to demonstrate experience in working with older people and have at least NVQ2 in care (or equivalent), working shifts which include evenings, weekends and bank holidays.


Hampshire County Council recognises the outstanding contribution our care staff make, so we offer a generous benefits package including; 

•    Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
•    Interest free travel loans and discounts.
•    Family friendly policies

Values Based 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.

Role Responsibilities:


Managing Staff

•    The postholder will directly line manage carers to monitor performance, training needs & provide leadership.
•    Use all HCC HR policies in order to manage staff.


Organisation and Problem Solving

•    The postholder will take a management lead on each shift as designated by the Registered Manager.
•    The postholder will assist in problem solving and take responsibility for decisions made in the absence of the Registered Manager.


Setting and Monitoring Standards

•    Assist in developing a culture of continuous quality improvements. This will require regular monitoring of care given by staff.
•    Ensure care is delivered in line with standards set within the home.
•    Use Care Governance framework for reporting and monitoring care delivery.
•    Monitor against minimum standards (Care Standards Act 2000) and ensure that both care plans and medication charts are fully, and correctly, completed.


Liaison / Service Development

•    Assist the Registered Manager in representing the service to visitors and other agencies to promote positive relationships, effective consultation and partnership working.
•    Respond to concerns raised and report issues to line manager.
•    Help to develop the service through working with the staff and management team.


External Relationships

•    Work to develop effective relationships with those visitors from other agencies, e.g., health, and also other HCC staff who visit the home.


Corporate and statutory initiatives – equalities / health & safety / e-government / sustainability

•    Role model own conduct and monitor the behaviour of staff to promote equalities in recruitment and service provision.

Role Requirements:


•    NVQ Level 2, or equivalent, in a care related subject.
•    It is essential that you have substantial experience of working in a relevant health or care setting.
•    Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
•    Evidence of ability to work with residents / clients and relatives to problem solve.
•    Basic IT skills.
•    Knowledge of the national minimum standards for Care Homes.
•    Experience of working effectively with Older People.
•    Evidence of effective team working to achieve delivery of change or service development.
•    The ability to lead a team on a shift.
•    An understanding of the need for staff supervision.
•    Evidence of ability to use initiative and problem solve.


Working Conditions:


Manual Handling

•    People/Objects, Daily Requirement, 15+ kg 


Job Characteristics

•    Vulnerable adults
•    Night Work (11pm – 6am)
•    Participating in direct personal care
•    Food Handling
•    Sharps (e.g. needles)


Work Environment

•    Hot Environment
•    Entry into confined spaces



•    Ability to meet the travel requirements of the role


COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)
Biological Hazards

•    People with infections (e.g. TB)
•    Human Blood or Human Bodily Fluid (e.g. First Aid)
•    Waste


Chemical Hazards

•    Cleaning materials



•    Display Screen Equipment
•    Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Vetting Requirements:


This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact details for an informal discussion:


Please contact Wendy Burrett, Registered Manager on 023 8062 6640. 


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.

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 

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