Wayfield Avenue Resource Centre provides care & accommodation to people with enduring functional mental health needs.
We are looking to appoint a part-time Duty Officer (22.5hrs) to replace the previous post holder following his promotion. Basic hourly rate is £14.44 - £15.26, plus enhancements for evening and weekend and Bank Holiday working.
This role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Lines or Claire Thaxter on 01273 295880.
About the role
The role of the Duty Officer includes being responsible for the safe & effective running of the service day to day ensuring the safe deployment of staff & resources. The successful applicant needs to be reactive and proactive often dealing with several different tasks at the same time. You will often be the first point of contact for service users, staff, family and other professional so need to be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills along with experience of working in care settings and the ability to lead & motivate teams to provide excellent care which offers choice, independent, respect & dignity to those using our services.
The Duty Officer works a rota that includes evenings and weekends and bank holidays (enhancements payable) so flexibility is required.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
For details of how we can support you during the application process, please read this: Supporting your application (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
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