Careers

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Keychange is a responsible employer and knows that its reputation and services depend on its hard-working staff. We regard caring for other people as fulfilling work which can be extremely satisfying. This can be true whatever the role in the team, whether in management, providing direct care or in support and other activities such as cleaning and catering. All roles are very valuable to us and we believe in supporting our staff teams in their work such as in providing them with opportunities for growth and learning.

From time to time, vacancies will arise which will be advertised in this section of our website, or see the relevant press for details.

Current Management Vacancies

Role: CARE HOME MANAGER
Location: Sceats Care Home, Gloucester
Salary: circa £32,000 p/a plus pension scheme
Hours: 40 hours p/w 52 weeks p/a
Contract: Permanent
Closing: Friday 30th November 2018
Interviews: w/c Monday 10th December 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Care Home Manager to join our Keychange Charity care homes management team. Based at Sceats Care Home in Gloucester, you will be responsible for leading a Keychange Community in supporting people living and working at the location and developing the Christian ethos.

Build your career within an organisation committed to creating caring communities

About Keychange Charity
Keychange’s largest area of work is in providing Keychange Communities for older people in the UK. We bring nearly 80 years of experience to this work – the first Keychange residential home opened in 1940.

We now manage 10 Keychange Communities for older people, and two communities for young people, ranging in capacity from 16 to 30 beds. By joining our family of staff you will be working alongside people dedicated to delivering a culture change programme based on the respect and dignity of those who live in our services. You will create a centre of excellence for person-centred care.

About Sceats Care Home
There are 30 rooms at Sceats, making it our largest-capacity care home.

Built in the 1930s, 1 Kenilworth Avenue was originally a residential family home, which was later augmented by and joined to 3 Kenilworth Avenue to form the current care home. In the 1960s Mr Caleb Sceats donated 3 Kenilworth Avenue to a local Christian group in memory of his wife, and the Sceats Memorial Housing Association was formed. The home became part of Keychange in 2008.

Sceats is situated on the outskirts of Gloucester city and is in a residential area. The parish church of St. Catharine’s is an easy 200 metre walk away.

About the role
We are looking for someone to lead in care management through assessing prospective people, arranging admissions, maintaining records and ensuring a multidisciplinary approach to care. Supervising and monitoring all aspects of care delivery with particular emphasis on the use of Person Centred Software.

You will ensure that the service is delivered in a way that is:
1. Safe – ensuring that people are protected from abuse and avoidable harm.
2. Effective – in leading people’s care and support to achieve good outcomes promoting a good quality of life based on the best available evidence.
3. Caring – leading, by example, a team of people that involve and support people with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.
4. Responsive – to the needs and views of people living, working and visiting the Keychange Community.
5. Well led – across the whole week with a team of people committed to the Keychange Community vision, leading by example through learning and innovation whilst promoting an open and fair culture.

Our ideal candidate will:
• Be educated to Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care or equivalent
• Have experience of instilling a culture of care and continuous improvement at a management level
• Be passionate for person-centred care
• Have excellent leadership and organisational skills
• Have a commitment to your own professional development and that of your team
• Have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people.
• Have a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the Keychange ethos

Benefits of joining Keychange:
• A supportive network and family of staff in a motivating work environment
• A generous annual leave allowance of 25 days (plus 8 bank holiday days) per year
• Pension scheme

To apply
Please download and complete the Keychange Charity Application Form and Equal Opportunity Form. Once completed, please return by email to
by 11.00am on Friday 30th November 2018. Interviews are scheduled to take place w/c Monday 10th December.
Application Form
EO Monitoring Form

More information can be found in the Candidate Brief. If you have any further questions concerning the role, please call 020 7633 0533.

For safeguarding purposes, we cannot accept CVs alone as an application for this role – you must complete an Application Form.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Keychange Charity is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Keychange ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our residents. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

Registered Charity No. 1061344 Company No. 3317563 (England)

Reference: Trustee Recruitment
Vacancy Type: Trustee

As a charity we are governed by the Board of Trustees. It is important that we ensure a healthy succession process and seek to appoint new trustees regularly. Therefore if you have experience of charity governance and/or health and social care experience preferably in current or recent practice, please make contact through the email address below. As a Christian charity we are specifically looking for practising evangelical Christians who have the ability to work effectively in a committed and dedicated Board.

If you are interested in any of these Volunteer opportunities please send an email to info@keychange.org.uk briefly outlining your skills and experience which apply to the relevant role.

Current Care Home Staff Vacancies