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Night Care Assistant

Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , per year - 1924 

Salary:£19,264 

NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Loxley House, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG2 3NG 

Reference:CA2162 

Closing date:23 August 2022 at midnight 


Starting Salary is £19,264 rising to £19,650 on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period  

We are currently seeking a committed individual to join our children's residential homes service as a Night Care Assistant to help provide care and support for up to 4 young people aged 11-18. The home specifically provides accommodation for young people with emotional / behavioural difficulties. Duties include caring for young people, tending to their needs, completing records and some domestic duties. Due to the nature of the role, candidates must be flexible and available to work on a four week rota working 148 hours. A typical shift will be from 10pm till 8am. The candidate must be willing to work bank holidays, Christmas holidays and willing to work weekends and have the ability to lone work with young people.  The salary starts at £19,264 + enhancements.    

Essential Criteria:

  • An understanding of Children’s needs and rights
  • Have an understanding of child protection issues and ensuring safety
  • Have an understanding of a practical and sensible approach to the safety and security of the building and equipment
  • Ability to respond sensitively to the physical and emotional needs of young people with a wide range of learning disabilities
  • Ability to manage challenging behaviour
  • The ability to form constructive relationships with young people

For further information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attached.  Should you require additional information please call Rachel Forrest on 0115 9157607 or rachel.forrest@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.   Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions Information which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working. Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.    

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce.    

For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.

Useful information for Applicants


This post is subject to a DBS Enhanced check with a barred list check.

This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.

Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.

If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact https://emss.freshdesk.com/support/home

We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.

Nottingham City Council are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.

We are also open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.

Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.

We will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!

Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference.

We particularly want to hear from you if you are from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, identify within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) and if you are Disabled - these groups of people are underrepresented in our workforce, and we’d like to reflect our local population more through our recruitment processes.

Nottingham City Council are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.

We have always been open to flexible working and the COVID-19 pandemic provided us with some new options to work in a completely different way. We welcome a conversation about flexible working at the point of interview.


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