Portsmouth City Council

Reference: APR20221049

Job details


Royal Albert Day Centre

Job type

Part Time, Permanent


£19,280 - £20,512 Pro Rata

Closing date

5 June 2022


Salary: Band 4 £18,948 – £20,159 FTE

30 hours – 08:00 – 16:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday –  Salary -£15,632 – £16,63


Royal Albert Centre is a day centre offering innovative day care for older people with dementia and high dependency needs.  It is an exciting place to be for service users and staff and has the facilities to promote healthy living and wellbeing to enable older people to maintain independent living.  

 As a service we take pride in our work by valuing others, focusing on what’s important so that we make a real and positive difference. Our values are outlined in our Ways of Working and our Guiding Principles and if they reflect how, you are and how you work then this could be the role that meets your expectations.

Your New Role

Using a person-centred approach, you will look after the physical, emotional, culture and social needs of service users, which will involve activity planning and provision.

You will be looking after the needs of a diverse group of service users with a wide range of care needs and this will include some moving and handling and personal care duties.

This role will also include escorting service users to and from the unit and out on planned trips.  

What you’ll need to succeed

You will need to demonstrate experience caring for others and preferably experience with older people who have a diagnosis of dementia or at least knowledge in this area.

You will need a basic knowledge of IT systems or be prepared to learn, training to be given.

You will be flexible and adaptable to meet and respond to the operational needs of the service.

You will have good written skills, an understanding of the cultural and communication needs of people from a diverse range of backgrounds and be able to work as part of a team.

You will have good communication and be able to interact well with service users, the team and other professionals.

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section.

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of ‘adults at risk’, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.