Team Leader

Team Leader

Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Hertfordshire, UK
  • £30,056 - £32,802 per annum UK / Year

Overview and Responsibilities

Team Leader – Young Adult Residential Care

Location: Meldreth, Nr. Royston – Cambridgeshire / Hertfordshire

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full-time – 40 hours per week – Shifts

Salary: £14.45 – £15.77 per hour (linked to competency and qualifications)

Annual Salary: £30,056 – £32,802 per year for a 40 hour week

The Role:

We are currently looking for a Team Leaderto work for Aurora Orchard Manor.  Rated CQC Outstanding Aurora Orchard Manor is set within 14 acres, Orchard Manor offers a supportive living and learning environment for young adults with severe and profound learning difficulties and complex health needs. With specialist facilities and a focus on promoting independence, we support each of our young people through the transition from education into adulthood with a focus on person-centred programmes to promote independence.

Find out more about the amazing work we do – Supported Living Accommodation for Young Adults Meldreth, Cambridge (

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Care Managers through the management, motivation and coaching of a team of support workers and Senior Support workers to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of our young people first.
  • Be responsible for a team that provide appropriate physical and emotional support to the young people through the work of the care team within a residential environment and with off-site activities. This will include:
  • Help with the induction of new team members and their continued mentoring and development towards QCF and other mandatory training.
  • Carry out supervisions along with dealing with Performance Management issues within your team.
  • Take an active role in ensuring that activities are completed, and effectively delegated and day-to-day implementation of young people’s individual program plans are carried out efficiently with adequate cover available at all times.
  • Ensure that all documentation is kept up to date.
  • Undertake on a regular basis sleeping-in duties for which an allowance is paid and waking night duties and undertake duty manager/on call responsibilities
  • Please note that the role may require participation in physical intervention and personal care.

Duties will vary, for a full job description please contact Kirsty from the recruitment team:

Skills and Qualifications


  • QCF Level 3 in Adult Social Care
  • Shift / team leading experience
  • Superb communication skills
  • Highly organised
  • Ability to lead and motivate

Benefits and Additional Information

  • 33 days’ holiday including bank holidays
  • Life assurance and pension
  • Perkbox – access to shopping discounts
  • Car lease scheme
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Free membership to our Health cash back plan – Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.
  • Free parking

How to Apply:

You can apply online by completing our online application form. For more information on this position please contact Kirsty on or email

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer.

This advert could be taken down at any point in time without prior notice if the position is filled. 

Please note that candidates that are shortlisted might be subject to an online search. 

#Reed FTE: £30,056 – £32,802

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