Activities Coordinator

  • The Orders of St John Care Trust
  • Melksham, UK
  • 31 Dec, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Well-being Assistant (Activities) - 16 hours per week
Brookside, Melksham
£9.73 per hour

Our commitment to be sector-leading in all aspects of safety for our colleagues and residents has ensured that we always have full PPE supplies for all our services. Our early adoption of the vaccine means as a key worker you will have access to personally being vaccinated, alongside ‘instant’ tests, known as Lateral Flow Tests, for every day you work in one of our homes.
We are following the government’s guidelines around our colleagues working in only one care home to limit the spread of infection from one healthcare workplace to another. As a result of this, if you already have another job in another healthcare organisation and you wish to continue working there alongside the Trust, unfortunately we would not be able to progress with your application at this time. However, if you are happy to consider committing to working for us exclusively until the restrictions are lifted we are happy to discuss guaranteeing you the hours you will lose from not being able to work your second job. Or once the restrictions are lifted, please do not hesitate to re-apply for any of our roles that maybe of interest to you then

As an Activities Coordinator, you are absolutely essential to the well-being of the residents that we support. At the Trust we aim for our homes to be vibrant, joyful communities with a wide range of stimulating activities and entertainment available, with something to suit every taste and ability
You will be required to get to know our residents, and their families; to tailor an on-going programme of activities and events aimed at promoting their independence and social engagement, and to ensure everyone has personalised involvement that suits their needs.
What experience do you need?
You will be joining a very committed team, led by a supportive management team. So albeit that someone with experience working with older people in a residential setting would be beneficial, it isnt essential. Whats more important is that you have experience creating, organising and delivering great events, engaging with your local community.
What will you get in return?
The Trust is a great place to work; we’ve been providing care for almost 1,000 years and we’re currently the second largest not-for-profit provider in the UK. Not-for-profit means that we reinvest every penny we make into our residents, colleagues and the care homes we live and work in. Therefore, we offer a great range of benefits, including a competitive salary, training and development. Alongside keeping our colleagues safe with PPE, daily testing and comfort in knowing all your colleagues will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19  (in line with government legislation; please do not continue with this application if you have not received all doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination, clinically exempt or under 18 years of age).
Here’s an overview of some of the benefits you could get for working for us;
  • Company pension
  • Company sick pay (after probation)
  • Weekend rates
  • Life Assurance
  • 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) pro rata
  • Free uniform
  • Free DBS
  • Free car parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Health and Wellbeing Platform
  • Comprehensive Induction, ongoing training and development
  • Refer a Friend bonus scheme paying £500 for carer recommendations
  • “My Rewards” offering you discount on shopping, days out, restaurants and much more.
If you think you have the right skills and attitude to deliver the highest quality of care for our residents as a Activities Co-ordinator within our care homes, then you could be the next to join us. So apply and get your career started with us today.
OSJCT provide full PPE for all our services, along with clear protocols for its use, alongside weekly PCR tests and daily Lateral Flow tests. We are also following the government’s guidelines around our colleagues working in only one care home to limit the spread of infection from one healthcare workplace to another as well as ensuring all our employees have both doses of the COVID vaccine.