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Principal Care Assistant (Day Duty)


From £14.67 ph, £27,462 pa (based on a 36 hour working week).

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Company Background

Since 1985, Randolph Hill have had an enviable reputation for quality care provision. We are large enough to be able to provide great support, whilst small enough to avoid becoming overly bureaucratic and make decisions to fit every circumstance. We have a low staff turnover with 7 high performing nursing homes offering long and short-term care to those with particular medical needs, especially frail elderly people. Each Home’s philosophy is to provide competent, skilled and empathetic individual care.  The Company is committed to future expansion, therefore each unit operates on a professional business basis, maintaining budgeted profit margins. Our homes are well run, attaining positive grades with the Care Inspectorate. Randolph Hill are committed to quality and look for like-minded people to support us achieving our objectives.

In a recent staff survey, 100% of respondents would recommend Randolph Hill to others.

The Role

We are currently looking for a Principal Carer with the right skills, experience and personality to join our exceptional team. It is essential that candidates have SVQ 3 or above, a minimum two years care experience, a responsible attitude, a desire to work with the elderly and good communication skills. They must also be registered with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in a ‘supervisor’ capacity.

It would also be desirable to be approachable, have underpinning knowledge to manage situations, a knowledge of dementia and experience in care of elderly.

Company Benefits

Great rates of pay £14.67 per hour and free uniforms.

Opportunities for further personal development progression. Statutory training and in-house training

Overtime rate paid at time and a third.

Fully-funded stakeholder pension scheme.

Enhanced sick pay scheme covering week 3 to week 26.

Positive Care Inspectorate grades across our Group – well organised homes with good staffing levels.

Consistency of management means stability for staff, residents and relatives (average Manager’s service is over 10 years).

Long service holidays and awards

Low staff turnover against industry average (over a third of our overall staff have been here for 5 years or longer).

Good level of Senior Management support – including a Director of Nursing Homes Operations, Director of Care Standards and Group Nurse Managers.

A family feel to our organisation with 7 Nursing homes – all homes are extremely well supported.

Lower agency use as we have a successful Staff Bank which provides greater care continuity for both staff and residents.


Our two nursing homes in East Lothian are situated in the scenic coastal town of North Berwick and another in the pretty village of Gullane. Both nestle within the community and have strong relationships with people and organisations in the surrounding areas and are also set in beautifully maintained private and secure gardens.

Job Purpose 

To provide safe and competent care in a sympathetic manner

To uphold residents’ participation strategy

To liaise with all personnel to ensure high standards of patient care

To alert nursing staff to concerns so that advice or nursing intervention can be given

To reflect the high standards of the company in all aspects of work and personal appearance

To adhere to the Scottish Social Services Council Code of Conduct

To ensure all clients and visitors are treated in a helpful, friendly manner

To promote and show loyalty to the company and residents, both inside and outside the nursing home and respect confidentiality

To treat colleagues with respect and ensure teamwork is good

Main Duties & Responsibilities 

To promote the highest standards of care within the nursing home

To set a good example at all times in respect of dress, manner, hygiene and behaviour

To provide a safe and healthy environment for residents, staff and visitors

To supervise and instruct junior and new staff members in all aspects of their work, giving help and guidance where appropriate

To become familiar with all aspects of the building’s layout, fire evacuation procedure and equipment, and to instruct staff

To become familiar with and strictly adhere to company policy and procedure and the National Care Standards for Care Homes

In the absence, or with the agreement, of the registered nurse to delegate workload, ensuring efficient and cost effective use of manpower

To communicate all requests and changes of practice to all relevant personnel

To report any injuries, disease and dangerous practice to all relevant personnel

To read and observe all notices and instructions displayed in the work area

To wear and use correct protective clothing / equipment as directed and report any damage or wear to superiors

To dispose of rubbish and waste materials in the appropriate manner

To wear company uniform at all times when on duty

To act at all times in a manner which reflects a good company image

To maximise bed occupancy opportunities by being friendly and helpful to all enquirers and visitors, either personally or on the telephone

To make best use of equipment and finance and minimise waste at all levels

To maintain correctly written records as required by the company and statutory bodies

To attend and participate in staff meetings and training as required by the company or the unit manager

To feedback and communicate to the manager or deputy any complaints, suggestions or wishes arising from residents, relatives or staff



To maintain high standards of cleanliness and tidiness by instructing staff on good housekeeping practices and ensuring these instructions are carried out

To instruct and supervise in the use of company goods and equipment, and to report immediately damage or breakage to equipment, furnishings or fabric of the building and any repairs required

To undertake any reasonable duties as directed by managers to ensure safe, smooth and efficient running of the nursing home


Applying from outside the UK?

If you are not living in the UK just now, as a general policy, we do NOT offer sponsorship to care assistants and would therefore ask that you do not apply if you are looking to work as a Care Assistant and require sponsorship.


The application process is strictly confidential and references are only followed up once a job offer has been made and accepted.

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Hall Crescent, Gullane, EH31 2HA

01620 842 116

Principal Care Assistant (Day Duty)


From £14.67 phph, £27,462 pa (based on a 36 hour working week). pa

Click below for job description and company benefits.


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