Ripon, North Yorkshire
£23,951 - £26,612 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About The Royal British Legion

Careers in Care, Nursing and Recovery


Across the country, in every city and on every street, the Legion is there to support our Armed Forces community. As the largest charity of our kind, we have 235,000 members, 60,000 volunteers and a network of partners all helping us give support wherever and whenever it's needed.


And our Care, Nursing and Recovery teams are there when people need us most. Supporting this community throughout the nation with understanding and compassion.


As part of this team, you’d be providing dedicated care homes for older veterans, helping those living with dementia, supporting carers, or ensuring ex-service personnel and their families can live safely at home.


As well as being there with practical, hands-on support, you’d also offer advice and guidance. Whether that’s to help people with a particular need, or more simply to ensure that they are making the very most of the care, programmes and services we can provide.


It's this mission, this scale, this challenge and the values we all live by, that makes the Legion such a fulfilling place to thrive.


If you want to give your days meaning. To put your passion into a role with real impact. To support people and be supported yourself. In an inclusive team that faces every challenge together. Whatever your interests and ambitions, we think you’ll find a role here that works for you, with career opportunities right across the UK.



The Role


We are looking for a kind and compassionate Dementia Lead who will impart knowledge to staff teams to understand and manage risk and informed decision-making relating to caring for people with Dementia. You will ensure the positive wellbeing of our beneficiaries living with dementia so they can achieve their aspirations and meaningful outcomes. You will work with the staff team to deliver safe, therapeutically effective, and person-centred care of the highest quality.


You will have previous experience working in a senior role in a Care Home for older people living with Dementia, and evidence of continuous professional development relevant to Dementia Care. You will manage shifts and develop productive relationships as a mentor and role model to team members. Assessing and managing risks to health form an essential part of this role, empowering beneficiaries to exercise choice and maximise their potential, whilst ensuring they are receiving the best care in line with CQC regulations.


Please note this role is based at our Care Home, Lister House, Southgate, Ripon, HG4 1PG and requires working 5 days in 7 including weekends.



As an inclusive employer, we welcome conversations on flexible working and any reasonable adjustments that may be required.


Diversity Statement

We believe that the compassion, understanding and service we show each, and every individual customer should be reflected in the way we all support, respect and include every individual who works with us.

It’s because of this that we have strived hard to create a One Legion culture that we can all feel part of and succeed in. It’s why we make sure that you have the opportunities you need to learn and develop. It’s why we’re invested in making RBL a truly inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves. It’s why you’re welcome, whoever you might be.

It’s why we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.


Address: Ripon, Yorkshire

How to Apply

Please click "apply online"


 Closing date for this role is: 13th August


The interview date for this role is scheduled to take place on 24th August 2021

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Posted on: 29 July 2021
Closed date: 28 August 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Care Management