Senior Activity Co-ordinator

08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Activity Co-ordinator

Lymington, Hampshire

£10.27 per hour weekdays, £11.77 per hour weekends

40 hours per week, on a variable shift rota. Hours will be between the hours of 8am - 6pm, including alternate weekends plus occasional evening working

As a Senior Activity Co-ordinator you’ll be at the forefront of the Companionship / Activities team. You’ll be 'hands on’ and ensure that the residents of their care home can look forward to a calendar of activities and social events that enhance their quality of life. You will be responsible for co-ordinating a rolling calendar of entertainment within the home that includes: planning and delivering games, quizzes, arts and crafts; arranging days out on the minibus; booking outside entertainers and organising fundraising and themed events. Activities can be of any size from 'whole home events' through to smaller group activities and quiet, one to one sessions and your role is to organise and run these events as per the rota, to meet their residents' needs.

As well as your passion for organising and entertaining, you’ll be managing your team, ensuring a fair work allocation, identifying requirements for support, supervision and training, preparing and managing rota’s, planning holiday and sickness cover, monitoring the effective management of the team budget and resident records.

You’ll take a leading role in meetings, and be a primary representative for the team internally and externally. You’ll pay particular attention to residents’ and relatives requirements and preferences. Working with the Home Manager you’ll maintain and nurture the homes links with the local community, inviting people into the home to join them on occasions such as gala functions, raffles, fetes, coffee mornings and other sponsored activities. The role is fun and varied; no two days are the same and you will be making a positive difference to the physical and intellectual wellbeing of residents in your care.

Overtime opportunities available if you are willing to travel between care homes.

About you

As someone who enjoys bringing sunshine into the lives of older people you will love to organise events and activities and have a happy, friendly disposition. You’ll be a committed, caring and patient person who shares their goal of delivering excellence in person centred care. You’ll ideally have previous leadership experience, already be a positive role-model along with some experience of preparing and managing rota’s and budgets. You’ll have daily contact with residents, relatives, guests and your team so a warm personality, good customer care and the ability to engage and motivate individuals is essential.

In this role, they look for personal qualities that match their company values: friendly, kind, individual, reassuring and honest. Other essential qualities are about being flexible and approachable, with excellent communication skills and a good level of computer and keyboard skills.

A relevant qualification or experience in entertainment / performance is desirable but not essential.

They will support you with ongoing development, in a team-based community, with staffing levels recognised as among the best in the care sector.

They offer internal development and progression, and when opportunities become available encourage Companions to take the next step up to become Team Leaders. Ideally, you’ll have previous leadership experience, along with some experience of preparing and managing rota’s and budgets.

More about their benefits:

  • they offer truly competitive rates of pay plus excellent enhancements

  • support with studies and diploma qualifications (depending on job role)

  • excellent inductions, training and 'on the job’ support

  • you’ll be trained to the nationally recognised 'care certificate’ standard

  • they provide fantastic homely environments

  • work with friendly teams and a great support network of internal professionals

  • offer real career progression opportunities

  • reward you for recommending others to work for them

  • they annually review salaries and hourly pay rates

  • paid breaks

  • additional hours / overtime opportunities

  • hot meals on duty, choose from the daily menu

  • free uniforms provided

  • contributory pension scheme

  • background checks at no cost to you

  • 'Extras’ - their exclusive employee discount scheme with access to a free advisory support service for team members and their families

More about them:

Our client is an expanding family-owned business with 20 beautifully appointed care homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex. Their services include residential, general nursing, dementia and short-stay care. They are a prestigious, award-winning healthcare provider that champions the latest approaches to person-centred care. Each of their homes have a distinct character while retaining that all-important sense of 'home.’ They play an active role in furthering dementia friendly communities as part of their work.

Their aims are simple: to be recognised as both the care home 'provider of choice’ and 'employer of choice.’

Note: Your employment is subject to the receipt of two satisfactory job references plus an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) background check.

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