Lead Activities Coordinator - Orchid Care Home

£9.50 hourly
  • Angelcare plc
  • Orchid Care Home, Guernsey Lane, Swindon, UK
  • 04 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Orchid Care Home is purpose-built, with 84 single ensuite rooms for residents who require nursing care, some have mental health issues such as dementia, and some need end-of-life care. Our residents are supported by our skilled and dedicated teams to have maximum choice and control of their lives in the least restrictive way possible.


To keep our friendly home a happy and bright place to be, we are seeking an experienced activities coordinator, to join our team for 35 hours per week. This is a fun and varied position and we need a warm-hearted, enthusiastic and committed individual to help us deliver the type of caring and stimulating environment you’d want your own relatives to have.

You will need to be creative and confident, with positive energy and a natural ability to get along with people, plus great organisational and IT skills.

Activities are a huge part of life for our residents so we want to ensure the events we plan are person-centred, interesting and fun.

Your role will include devising and implementing meaningful occupational therapies, helping our residents retain a sense of purpose and self-worth, bringing joy to their lives in an environment of safety, trust and respect.

Activities may include crafting, board games, puzzles, gardening, reminiscence therapy. You will need to liaise with our residents to take account of their ideas and requests, and contact providers for music sessions, pet therapy, etc.

Excellent communication skills are required and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team. Always giving support to our residents and maintaining their dignity and privacy, the whole team strive to provide a happy, stimulating and stable environment.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of adults and will involve appropriate checks and clearances. Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced DBS disclosure at their own cost.

Covid vaccinations:  If offered employment, you must produce evidence that you have either commenced or completed the vaccination programme. If not, you must agree to have both vaccinations, commencing the programme at the first available opportunity. All care home staff need to be fully vaccinated by 11th November 2021, or prove medical exemption. This is a legal requirement and applies to everyone working in a care home.


We invest in our staff in training and development above the national guidelines as we recognise our staff are the key to our success. Recruiting and retaining the right staff is paramount. We do this by valuing their input and empowering them throughout their roles.