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Shared Lives Officers (3 posts)

Job Introduction

We are excited to announce we are looking for three new Shared Lives Officers (x2 permanent and 1x fixed term contract 2 years) to join our ever-growing service.


BCP Shared Lives Scheme provides an alternative to care, support and accommodation for adults with additional needs, such as a learning disability, autism and dementia. The scheme relies on dedicated Shared Lives Carers throughout the BCP area, who open their homes and lives either on a long-or short-term basis to provide care and support to adults and young people.


Our scheme is a lively and fun service to be part of it is constantly evolving and new officers would need to be able to work flexibly in all aspects of the service, no two days are ever the same. We are looking for people who are supportive, positive and clear communicators, dedicated and willing to offer thoughts and ideas to develop the service. You must be skilled in problem solving and able to manage shifting priorities as part of your workload. You will need to be able to form close and supportive relationships with our cares and those they care for and understand the challenges faced when caring in your own home.

As a Shared Lives Officer you will be responsible for:

  • Recruiting, assessing, monitoring and maintaining a case load of carers, offering advice and solutions to everyday issues.
  • Weekly matching of referrals to carers, objectively considering needs and preferences with available carers.
  • Work alongside the Registered Manager to ensure the scheme is delivering a high quality service within the standards and regulations identified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 
  • Work in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders including carers, clients, family members and other professionals involved in clients care plans.
  • Visiting people in their own homes and a variety of community settings.


We are looking for people experienced in;

  • Working with adults with additional needs.
  • Problem solving in a changing environment.
  • Undertaking and monitoring assessments.
  • Working in adult social care.
  • Working in a proactive and close-knit team where developing ideas is essential


****You will need access to your own car and have business insurance to be considered for this post.****

For an informal discussion about these posts please contact the Registered Manager Julie Fellows on 01202 127750

About BCP Council

BCP Council provides services to a diverse community of 400,000 residents and employs more than 5,000 people.  Our area includes over 15 miles of beautiful world-renowned coastline.  We can offer career defining roles to transform and improve services.  By working with us, you can help deliver a vision of a thriving, word-class, prosperous and inclusive place for generations to come.

Our Benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package for further details see here: Jobs and apprenticeships | BCP (

As a result of the creation of BCP Council in 2019, we are working on simplifying our terms and conditions of service and will be creating a single pay structure which is to be applicable for all employees. It is important to us that we offer benefits that our colleagues value as part of their total employment package and we are reviewing these to make sure we have it right. We are in the process of establishing a timescale for implementation and colleagues joining us will be included in these changes. Expected to be in place 2024 or early 2025..


BCP Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the community and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.  Applicants to this post will be required to complete the appropriate level of Disclosure & Barring Service Check. Please refer to the Job Description or Role Profile for more details.


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