newDementia Lead

Date Posted: 3 days ago
Harrogate HG2 8RE•Temporarily Remote

Job Description

Salary – £40,000 per annum plus car allowance

Location – Home Based with travel across the regions (North East, North West, Yorkshire & Midlands)

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate Dementia Lead to join our Quality & Care Team at Orchard Care Homes.

The role:
As our Dementia Lead , you will drive and support the delivery of our Dementia Strategy, aligning activity with our corporate objectives and quality agenda. Inspiring colleagues throughout the organisation to deliver outstanding resident outcomes for those living with dementia. You will lead on the development and implementation of our new Dementia Champion Programme, delivering training and coaching to our dementia specialists of the future. You will build and maintain positive stakeholder relationships, raising the profile of Orchard and our Dementia Strategy. We operate two sector leading Dementia ‘Reconnect’ units and you will be instrumental in analysing their effectiveness, ensure continued development and have an opportunity to expand our offering across more of our portfolio. Creating a culture of continuous improvement, learning and transparency and identifying new and innovative dementia care practices, providing opportunities to all to develop their professional skills and knowledge.

About you:
The successful candidate will have extensive dementia care experience gained within older peoples care homes and proven experience in leading the delivery and evaluation of forward thinking dementia care projects and iniatives. You will have the ability to collate interpret and present management information.

You will have good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to coach and support others. You will be ideally educated to degree level or equivalent in dementia care along with a teaching or mentoring qualification e.g. Level 3 award in Education & Training or equivilent.

The role requires the post holder to be flexible and to travel regularly across the regions.

About us:
Orchard Care Homes has a strong reputation in the care industry for running and managing care homes across the UK. We have over 15 years of experience, running 24 care homes across the North and Midlands.

Covid Measures:
Orchard Care Homes value the safety of our residents and staff above all else with over 80% having now received both vaccinations. Our staff received regular Covid tests to protect their wellbeing and both our staff and residents are among the first wave of people to receive the Covid vaccine in the UK.

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