Senior Carer - Gainsborough

  • The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • Gainsborough, UK
  • 29 Apr, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Senior Carer

Location: Foxby Court, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Salary: £11.07 - £11.42 per hour (weekend enhancement 20p an hour)

Hours of work: 35 Hours - FTC


Are you an experienced carer or senior carer with the passion to make a difference?
Can you lead a small team of people to deliver outstanding care to our residents, whilst encouraging them to always do their best?

Our care teams make a real difference every day and your professionalism, teamed with kindness and compassion, will be at the core of everything you do. Supporting the Home Manager, and leading a team of carers, you’ll be responsible for planning and implementing the kind of care that will give our residents a real sense of security, dignity, and independence. You’ll ensure care plans are regularly reviewed through continuous assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. You’ll be able to manage your time between supporting your team effectively and ensuring the wellbeing of our residents.

In return we’ll provide opportunities for career development and training to support your personal growth, all delivered in a nurturing, engaging and rewarding environment.

A NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care is essential.

You’ll have previous experience of working in a residential care setting with a NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care, or you’ve achieved NVQ Level 2, and you’re prepared to study for NVQ Level 3. You might have previous supervisory experience, like delegating tasks, supporting inductions for new starters and 1 to 1s but this is not essential.

What is important is you are a positive role model, with excellent communication skills and a natural ability to get along with others. A supportive individual, able to motivate others to deliver the best possible care to our residents at all times. Alongside being confident taking charge and being able to use your own initiative to resolve problems and deal with queries.

Foxby Court is a 46 bed Care Home situated in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. The home offers residential, respite and dementia care in a comfortable, homely setting. We’re rated 8.5 by and GOOD by the Care Quality Commission.


The Trust is a great place to work; we’ve been providing care for almost 1,000 years and we’re currently the second largest not-for-profit provider in the UK. Not-for-profit means that we reinvest every penny we make into our residents, colleagues and the care homes we live and work in. Therefore, we offer a great range of benefits, including a competitive salary, training and development. Alongside keeping our colleagues safe with PPE and daily testing. 

Here are some of the other benefits you’ll enjoy as a valued member of our team:
  • 28 days holiday (Full time otherwise pro-rata including Bank Holidays)
  • Higher rates of pay at weekends
  • Workplace pension
  • Company sick pay (after probation)
  • Life assurance
  • Comprehensive induction, ongoing training and development
  • Free uniform
  • Free DBS
  • Free car parking
  • Refer a Friend reward programme paying £500 for care assistant recommendations
  • Access to our Employee Assistance programme
  • Care Worker Charity membership for wellbeing and financial aid
  • Blue Light Card and “My Rewards” programme, offering you discounts on shopping, days out, restaurants and much more

If you think you have the right skills and attitude to deliver the highest quality of care for our residents as a Senior Carer within our care homes, then you could be next to join us. So apply, and get your career started with us today. 

Should you have any questions about this role or our application process, please call our recruitment team on 0345 013 1714