Activities Lead - St Ives House - Bournemouth

Care South
02 Dec 2017
03 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We're looking for an Activities Lead who is as passionate about giving our residents an excellent quality of life as we are!Full time 37.5 hours per week£8.45 per hour (after completion of probationary period)Excellent training and a supportive working environmentAs a not-for-profit charity our focus isn't on targets or sales - it's on supporting people who need help to get the best out of life by offering high quality, compassionate care. We know that it's the care that counts - not only of our care home residents and home care customers but also of our employees. We employ over 1,500 people across our 20 residential and home care locations across the south of England and our HEART values of Honesty, Excellence, Approach, Respect and Teamwork are fundamental to how we treat each other, the way we work, and the care that we provide every day. About you You'll provide a range of imaginative and enjoyable social and therapeutic activities to our elderly residents, some of whom are living with dementia. You'll manage an ongoing calendar of social events and activities for residents covering their personal interests, including both indoor and outdoor events. This will include negotiating with suppliers, ordering materials, buying tickets, booking transport, arranging outings, including the wider care team, including the friends and family of residents if appropriate, and researching exciting new activities. You'll also supervise the Activities Assistant, reviewing work performance and identifying individual training needs. You'll be social and outgoing with excellent communication skills, a strong sense of empathy, well organised, and able to effectively manage your time. Full training will be provided but previous experience in a similar role will be an advantage. You'll join our friendly care team at, St Ives House our beautiful new 60-bed care home in St Ives near Ringwood providing nursing, dementia and residential care, which has been carefully designed to provide comfort and convenience for residents and staff. For more information about St Ives go to: Please note this rewarding role will include working alternate weekends and some evenings when particular activities or events are on. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes: Excellent induction programme and ongoing commitment to your training and developmentCareer opportunitiesCompany Pension and Life Assurance SchemesCare South Savers: a staff discount scheme providing access to a range of on-line and high street discountsCycle to Work Scheme and Child Care VouchersDBS check paid by us and uniform providedCare South Stars Annual Staff Awards - recognising excellence in individuals and teamsFor an informal discussion please contact Neil Dominy, Carol Davis or Jan Atkins on 01425 481220.