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Lead Night Senior Carer

Salary: £12.28 per hour

Location: Houghton-le-Spring

Job Type: Permanent

Do you have a NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care? Are you a senior carer looking to step up to Team Lead? Are you passionate about the highest levels of care? If so, Gillespie Recruitment would like to speak to you.  

 We are delighted to be supporting a  lovely care home near Houghton Le Spring. Our client, a 57 bedroom family run care home for people with residential and dementia care needs is looking to add a Senior Carer / Team Leader – Nights to their care team.  

You will play an essential role in leading care and ancillary staff members in all aspects of our service to residents, including deputising for senior managers at times. The ability to form positive relationships with residents, their families and professional colleagues is vital. 

As senior care assistant you will report to the Registered Manager and be responsible for delivering high standards of care in accordance with company policies and procedures and all external regulatory requirements. 

You will lead from the front and set exceptional examples of professionalism in all aspects of leadership and care. 

The ideal candidate will have – 


  • Minimum Level 3 required in Health and Social Care.
  • A compassionate and caring attitude. 
  • Dementia awareness and  relevant training/qualifications are desirable.
  • A committed and organised approach. A clear thinking, considered and thoughtful decision maker.  
  • Ability to problem solve on a daily basis. 
  •  Excellent effective communicator with experience in leading. 
  • Supervising and motivating staff members.  
  • An open fair  and non-discriminatory approach to staffing issues is essential. 
  • A high standard of  written English and Computer based skills. 


This role has a requirement to accurately input update and maintain company information and records  on a weekly/ monthly basis to a  clear standard  that will satisfy external governing bodies.  

Paperwork and computer records will include care plans and medication documentation 

If you would like further details on this fantastic opportunity, please get in touch! 





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