Shift Leader (Nights)

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUL20225148

Job details


Russets Gatcombe Dr, Hilsea, Portsmouth

Job type

Part Time, Permanent


£25,927 - £30,095 Per Annum

Closing date

8 August 2022

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

The Service

Russets is a purpose built service in Hilsea that provides respite care for adults who have learning disabilities and live within the area of Portsmouth.  In addition to this Russets also provide adults with a learning disability with residential accommodation. Russets is the only unit of its kind in Portsmouth


Your new role


You will:

Lead a team of 2 care staff in the provision of a needs led service for adults with learning disabilities. 

Be responsible for the home which is comprised of two floors, with 7 permanent residents and maximum of 10 short breaks guests. 

Lead a shift to ensure staff are deployed where and when required for best service delivery. 

Contribute to the promotion of independence through person centred care planning. Your role will involve some direct hands-on care. 

Be responsible for the development of allocated members of the night staff team.


Who is the person?

You need to have:

NVQ 3 in Social Care or near completing NVQ level 3

A comprehensive understanding of equality and diversity.

Substantial experience working in a residential setting with learning disabilities and autism

Supervisory skills as shift leader you will be required to supervise junior members of staff. 

Cover night Annual leave and sickness if required

The ability to keep accurate and up-to-date records and system to maintain securely an accurate and complete records in respect of residents and staff as per CQC regulation 17 Good Governance.

Good verbal communication skills as you may be liaising with visiting professionals during the night and the ability to converse at ease with clients and customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post

Knowledge of IT systems, other assistive technology as you will be required to document interactions with residents and staff and required to access and use IT systems during your shift.

Experience of administering, storing, stock checking and transcribing of medication as this is a fundamental requirement of the night shift leader role

A calming nature to deal with emergency situations.

Experience of negotiation and decision-making as there may be behaviours that challenge.

The ability to follow policy in accordance with quality standards and CQC regulations.

An understanding of the CQC regulatory requirement Duty of Candour regulation 20

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, including flexible working hours, extensive wellbeing support through the Employee Assistance Programme and 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

We look forward to speaking with you soon.


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