Thank you for your interest in the role of Director of Nursing and Quality.
Guild Care is a local charity that has been at the heart of Worthing’s community for over 85 years. The role on offer is critical to the success of Guild Care and offers a unique opportunity to help shape its next 85 years. Specifically, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the senior leadership of our charity and the future of our care homes and care services.
It goes without saying that the last year has been one like no other. The Covid-19 pandemic has and continues to have a massive impact on our care home’s residents, service users, and staff. However, it has also been a period of organisational change and growth.
This is an exciting time to be joining Guild Care. We have a new Senior Leadership Team, have invested in an organisation wide culture change programme, have assessed the needs of the local community, are working more collaboratively than ever, and are developing a theory of change.
At the centre of all this change is the drive to deliver high quality person-centred care. The Director of Nursing and Quality will continue to drive this agenda, ensuring that our care homes and community services for older people, children and adults with learning disabilities, and those living with dementia consistently strive for improvement and to be the best in the local area.
We are hopeful that the successful candidate will bring the same energy and passion to the role as our current Director, Tracey Wadey, who is leaving us after ten years of dedicated service. She is taking up a new role which was designed for her specifically and will allow her to revisit her passion of supporting nursing in the community.
We look forward to receiving your application and hearing what you can bring to our charity.
Alex Brooks-Johnson, CEO
Guild Care has been making a difference to the lives of the people of Worthing and its surrounding areas since it was established in 1933. In addition to operating three care homes, our charity provides community services that support older people, those living with dementia and their carers, and children and adults with learning disabilities.
The mission of our charity is to deliver innovative and life-changing care services that help older people, children and adults with learning disabilities, and those living with dementia and their carers to share and enjoy a richer family and community life.
Our three care homes – Caer Gwent, Linfield House, and Haviland House – provide residential, nursing and dementia care in safe, purpose-built environments. From a week of respite or convalescence to permanent residency, we offer lengths of stay to suit any need. Each of our nursing homes are not-for-profit, enabling us to keep enhancing our residents’ facilities and support the local community.
We promise that when residents enter a Guild Care home, they will have a ‘Home for Life’. They will always have a home with Guild Care – they will never have to leave if their financial situations change.
Also, we know that most people want to stay in their own home for as long as possible. Therefore, we offer a home care service, day centres, and respite care to help older people in the community remain active, socially supported, and as independent as possible for as long as possible.
Additionally, we offer care for people with learning disabilities and other complex needs through our Ashdown, Birkdale, and Fitzalan Howard Centre services.
Please click here to view our most recent financial statements.
Job Title – Director of Nursing and Quality
Location – Head Office but with regular time spent in all service locations
Responsible to – CEO
Responsible for – Head of Compliance and Safety, Practice Development Nurse and Quality Assurance Officer, Training Manager (reporting lines under review)
Professional accountability for – Care Home Clinical Leads and Practice Development Nurse
Professional accountability to – Board of Trustees
Hours of Work – 35
Compliance & Safety
Complaints, Claims and Litigation
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Guild Care has adopted the following BELIEF values which underpin everything we do. These values are important to us and are discussed as part of our performance management conversations.
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Health and Safety
As an employee you have a responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to:
Guild Care is committed to anti-discriminatory policies and practices and it is essential that the post holder is willing to make a positive contribution to their promotion and implementation.
Confidentiality and Data Protection
The post holder is required to observe strict and complete confidentiality regarding information obtained during the course of his/her duties.
The post holder should be aware of the impact of GDPR on their role, and an understanding of Data Protection in a health care organisation.
Scope of Job Description
This job description reflects the immediate requirements and responsibilities of the post. It is not an exhaustive list of the duties but gives a general indication of work undertaken which may vary in detail in the light of changing demands and priorities. Substantial changes will be carried out in consultation with the post holder.
Anderson Quigley is acting as an advisor to Guild Care.
Applications should consist of:
Completed applications should be uploaded at www.andersonquigley.com/candidates using the reference AQ1141.
The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 4 June 2021.
Should you wish to discuss the role in strict confidence, please contact Rob Hilyer on +44 (0) 7719 325 771 or Elyse Turner-Pearce on +44 (0) 7808 648 559.