Dementia Day Centre Manager

Dementia Day Centre Manager, Nottingham

£12 per hour (£15,653 per annum) + 28 days holiday per annum (pro rata)

Flexible part-time hours, 25 hours per week

We have a special opportunity for a Dementia Day Centre Manager living close to the Nottingham area. You could be joining a not for profit organisation running an exciting, new arts-led day care centre for people living with Dementia creating enriching experiences and helping them to take part in a wide variety of activities.

If you have experience and knowledge of Dementia, you have excellent leadership skills and you are excited about working for an organisation who are passionate about Dementia care and services, then this could be the perfect role for you and you will not be disappointed.

Something truly special

This organisation wants to make a difference in the lives of people living with Dementia. They aspire to become a centre of excellence in dementia care, based on research, evidence and best practice of how arts led interventions can promote health and wellbeing in dementia. They offer a range of wonderful activities including painting, sculpture, sketching, woodwork, collage, singing, making music, film screenings, seated exercise, shared reading, puppetry, poetry, art appreciation and gallery visits enabled by new technology – plus lots more. It gives visitors access to artistic events and performances that many of us take for granted, keeping people smiling, active and ensuring they’re not alone. It also provides vital respite to carers.

As their Manager, you will ensure the smooth running of the centre working closely with the Arts Coordinator. The role will also involve:

  • Being responsible for security, facilities management, health and safety and maintenance;
  • Oversee financial and administrative transactions;
  • Being responsible for the recruitment, supervision, performance management, induction, training and development of all staff;
  • Being the designated safeguarding lead; 
  • Ensure agreed staff to client ratios are monitored and maintained 
  • Draw up individual support plans for each client in partnership with their carer and the Arts Co-ordinator;
  • Building strong links with partner organisations, liaise with carers, health and care professionals.

What experience is required?

It is vital that you have experience with people living with dementia either in a personal or professional capacity. You will also have knowledge of relevant legislation including safeguarding, health and safety and the Mental Capacity Act. You will have some management/supervisory experience, ideally in the care sector, and excellent IT skills.

So, if you are excited by this rewarding job opportunity, you have the passion and personality to make a difference to people’s lives and the experience we are looking for, then we would love to hear from you.