Richmondshire District Council

Job summary

Title: Relief Warden (Thornborough Hall Gardens, Leyburn)

Salary: Grade 5 (SCP 15-17), £21,575 - £21,968 per annum pro rata

Contract type: Permanent

Working pattern: Part time

Hours: 3 (Tuesdays)

Job reference: SUPP HOUS 15-22


A Relief Warden is required to provide cover for the Resident Wardens’ days off. We are looking to recruit someone who is self-motivated, with a genuine interest in working with older, and at times vulnerable, people, and someone who is able to relate to the needs of our residents living in our sheltered scheme at Thornborough Hall Gardens. You must be able to work on your own, using your initiative to resolve problems and issues as they arise. You will need to be flexible in your approach to work.

You must be able to operate a computer competently, and possess skills and experience in using the Microsoft Office suite of packages – such as Excel and Word.

The regular hours are three hours every Tuesday morning, between 8:30 and 11:30, but this is flexible.

However, the Relief Warden will be expected to cover any absences and act as the Warden when the Warden is on holiday or absent. This could mean providing cover seven mornings a week during periods of absence.

The duties involve contacting our residents to ensure their wellbeing, arranging for further help if needed, contacting other agencies, doctors, etc., as necessary, in addition to basic checks of the building, including Health and Safety elements, fire alarm checks, and ensuring the building is safe and secure.

For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Sophie Johnson, Support and Improvement Team Leader, on 01748 901147.

Key documents

For further details please refer to the job description and person specification. To apply please complete our application form:

Job description Person specification Application form 

Benefits of working for the council 

Key dates

  • Closing date: 10am, Thursday 8 December 2022
  • Interview date: Wednesday 21 December 2022
  • An application form must be completed. CVs alone will not be accepted.

You can also obtain/return application forms by:

  • Email:
  • By post: Human Resources, Richmondshire District Council, Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4JX

Equal opportunities

We value diversity in our workforce and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview. Applications invited from all sectors of society, as covered by the Equality Act 2010.

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