Residential Care Officer 1 - Strut House

Lincolnshire County Council is looking for experienced, creative and curious individuals to join our Residential Care team as a Residential Care Officer Level 1 in Lincoln. We're looking for people who are passionate about care, are deeply committed and have high aspirations to support children and young people to achieve their full potential.

Director Area
Children's Services
Job Category
Social Care: Children
Service Area
Job Location(s)
G5: 20,344 - 22,911
Relocation Expenses
Politically Restricted Post
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Closing Date
Job Reference

Working as a Residential Care Officer you will join an established and experienced care team in the care and support of children and young people with a range of complex and severe disabilities, medical conditions and behavioural problems.  Our Care officers are expected to create a safe and nurturing environment for the children and young people.

The post is 30hrs per week on a full time/permanent basis where you will work a range of shifts.  The rota encompasses sleep ins and waking nights. You will be expected to work alternate weekends, plus an additional weekend every eighth week.   You are entitled to book two working weekends off as annual leave per six months.  Please refer to rota example.

Essential requirements;

  • Enthusiasm; we excited about what we do, and we want you to be as well 
  • Resilience; we are sometimes faced with challenging situations and you will need to have coping strategies to support yourself to 'bounce' back quickly.
  • Innovation; we are creative and innovative in our approach to provide children and young people with opportunities to develop.  Do you have the drive to develop and try new ideas?
  • Flexibility; we respond and adapt to change on a daily basis, and we want you to do so as well.
  • Team ethics; we are a team and succeed together.  Do you aspire to being part of a team that share similar values and beliefs?     

We are a nurturing and diverse team, who are passionate about our role and dedicated to the children and young people that we care for.   We would like to invite you to join our team in a role that provides variety and challenge, where no two days are the same.  This role offers opportunities for personal learning and growth to enable you to achieve the expected professional standards of a Residential Care Officer 1.

The authority is one of the largest county councils in the UK and we are ambitious for both the residents of our county and the people who work here. We care about our staff, It's important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting.

We are offering a competitive salary of £16,494 to £ 18,576 pro rata, along with a pension, a comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes, cycle to work, civil service sports council membership and many areas for professional support and development.


Please be advised that this position may be subject to a criminal record check


All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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