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Deputy Manager

37.5 / per week - Full-Time
Burcot ,

At John Masefield House we are passionate about the high standard of individualised care which we provide to our residents, all of whom are empowered and supported to maximise and maintain their independence.  As a registered Care Home with Nursing, we offer the additional security of 24-hour nursing care where this is required.  Our residents have a diverse range of needs - depending on their disability - and are aged between their early twenties to their later years. 

Named after the poet laurite John Masefield, who lived here until his death, the home is modern, single storey and purpose built, with 22 ensuite bedrooms, set within 6 acres of River Thames fronted grounds.  Located in rural Oxfordshire, about 7 miles from the centre of Oxford and 6 miles from Abingdon, we are within easy reach of the local amenities of the villages of Berinsfield and Dorchester-on-Thames.    

We are currently looking to appoint a Deputy Manager, to join our existing team, due to a promotion within the home. 

At Valorum Care, we believe that everybody has the right to fulfil their potential and to grow and develop in accordance with their own beliefs, passions and interests. Valorum – which means “value” in Latin – ensure that everybody is valued for who they are as individuals.

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • To ensure that person centred plans for customers are assessed, planned, evaluated and implemented, consulting with and involving the customer, as well as relevant others (e.g. family, support staff, health and social care professionals) where appropriate.
  • To be responsible for managing a team of support staff including daily & formal supervision, as required.
  • To ensure the provision and maintenance of a high quality, efficient service delivery which promotes customer independence by leading through example.
  • To delegate and allocate duties to support staff ensuring that guidance and supervision are given, constantly monitoring skills and identifying training needs.
  • To oversee the monitoring of teamwork areas and work practices to ensure safety and relevant legislation, policies, standards and guidance are followed and met.
  • To oversee the ongoing assessment of customer needs (including assessment of new customers) and to organise and manage the shift to ensure that the appropriate support is delivered; observing any change in their health and well-being and ensuring this managed and recorded in an appropriate & timely way.

Person Specification 

  • A qualified nurse with an active pin number.
  • To have experience of providing direct personal and social care
  • To have experience of communicating with professionals and other agencies.
  • To have a thorough understanding of assessing personal support needs and how to write and review comprehensive personalised support plans to include risk assessment
  • To have a first aid qualification would be advantageous
  • To have experience of managing a team of support staff.
  • To have experience of working with customers who have physical and/or learning disabilities.
  • Knowledge of health & safety
  • To be able to work flexibly in accordance with rostered hours.
  • To participate in the on-call rota as required.
  • To have experience of managing a budget. 

It will be evident to us that you have a clear passion for care and do genuinely care for the individuals within our services. We offer a competitive salary; extensive training and we will support you through your journey with Valorum every step of the way.

If you think that you would be a perfect fit for this role, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


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