Location: UNITED KINGDOM, Basingstoke
  • £20000 - £25000 /year
  • Up to £23,000 per annum. On site accommodation provided. Up to 25 days leave. Pension, Death in Service benefit
Job type: Permanent, Full time
  • House Manager
Date: Friday 7th September 2018
Closing date: Sunday 7th October 2018
Our reference: BOX27493
Jobs available: 1

Job description

Sebastian's Action Trust – Live in Bluebell’s Manager. Accommodation provided.

About us:

We are a registered charity providing specialist respite holidays and practical and emotional support too seriously- ill children and their families.  The children and young people we support battle with life-limiting or life threatening conditions, whilst their parents and carers provide around the clock care to help them. 

The charity was formed in 2004 to fulfil the last wish of nine-year-old Sebastian Gates to build a holiday home that would give other children a chance to enjoy precious time with their families.  Our respite holiday house, The Bluebells, opened in July 2011and is now welcoming families with very sick children from all over the country.

We are also committed to a programme of practical support, helping families in the community in a variety of different ways; including transportation to and from specialist hospitals, equipment provision, well-being therapies for parents and support for siblings.

Reporting and accountable to:

Director of Care

Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly organised and compassionate person to provide to manage our respite holiday facility, The Bluebells. 

The post-holder will work within our rapidly expanding Family Services Team maintaining the respite holiday facility.  They will provide direct support to the whole family unit to help aid their journey through the child’s illness during their stay or visit. 

The position is a live in role with a self- contained flat on site provided. There is a requirement to work 3 weekends a month.

Job description to include:


  • Supervise contractors such as; wellbeing, arts, music, swimming

  • Supervise the cleaner and Deputy House Manager

  • Overall responsibility for the Health and Safety at The Bluebell’s

  • Managing Bluebell’s staff holiday requests and cover arrangements

  • To provide on call out of hours support to families on breaks Friday-Tuesday


  • Booking and processing breaks day visits, pool use and wellbeing therapy.

  • Keeping up-to-date and accurate records.

  • Processing payments including maintaining accurate records.

  • Maintaining a safe work environment, in line with Health and Safety policies.

  • To safeguard children, young people and adults in line with safeguarding policies and practices.

  • Meeting and greeting families and acting as a first point of call to assist them with their needs.

  • Book clubs such as music makes a difference and arts and gardening club

  • Inputting day visits, pool uses, breaks and family feedback on to Evide.

  • Provide an hour of one to one support to families on breaks when on duty.


  • Ensuring a high level of maintenance on the premises; to include the grounds, through the actioning and processing of regular checks.

  • Organise maintenance companies to do routine servicing.

  • Pool testing and cleaning as required.

  • Booking Pool and day visits.

  • Completion of changeover process.

  • Ensure handover documents are up to date and accurate.

  • Ensuring that the apartments and communal areas are clean, in line with the infection control policy and established cleaning routines.

  • Supervision of contractors and cleaner

Job requirements

Person Specification:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Good writing skills

  • Organisational skills

  • Good time management

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Managing staff

  • Familiar with Microsoft office

  • Full driving licence

  • Confident to work on own

  • Work irregular hours


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