Activities Co–ordinator (Care Home)

£10.48 hourly
  • Friends of the Elderly
  • Woking, UK
  • 11 Jan, 2022

Job Description

Job Title: Activities Coordinator

Contracted: Fixed Term (9 months maternity cover), Full–time (37.5 hours per week with a transition to a permanent care role at the end of the maternity cover)

Salary/Pay Rate: £10.48 – £11.53 per hour (dependent on shift)

Location: Woking, Surrey

Will you promote wellbeing, strive for excellence, treat people with respect, and keep everyone safe? If the answer is yes, look no further.

Why work for us?

We’re proud to say many of our staff have been with us for more than 10 years and some for more than 20. We are committed to investing in our teams, which is why we offer a great list of employee benefits specifically with you in mind:

Working for a charity that puts people at the heart of what we do

A care home rated ‘Good’ by CQC

Excellent training and clear career development pathways

Retail discounts – save money and earn points at over 3,500 retailers

Recommend–a–friend scheme – earn £250 for each referral

Long service awards

Health Cash Plan & Employee Assistance Programme

What are the main duties?

·       To lead and encourage residents to join in meaningful activities whilst maintaining their independence, choice and dignity, to enable them to lead as full and active life as possible.

·       To create a stimulating and varied programme of leisure activities and social events, inside and outside of the home, for residents to enjoy. To work with each new resident to understand their likes/dislikes, abilities and needs to put together an individual social care plan and to evaluate regularly.

·       To engage the local community into the daily lives of residents by initiating contact with local community groups enabling residents to partake / continue with hobbies and interests as desired.

About you

Applicants must be caring, committed and enthusiastic in providing and delivering a varied activities programme.

What skills do I need?

Overall, we don’t require you to have experience or qualifications. We only require you to be passionate about supporting our residents. We’ll provide you all the outstanding training and tools that you need; all we ask is a willingness to learn and a genuine enthusiasm to encourage others to live their lives to the full.

What is the home like?

Set in Woking, Bernard Sunley provides high–quality care and support services for residential, nursing and dementia care. We are currently recruiting for an Activities Coordinator to join the team on a 9 month fixed term basis to cover maternity leave.

Friends of the Elderly has been supporting and caring for older people since 1905.  Over a century later, Friends of the Elderly is working to ensure that all older people have the opportunity to live fulfilled and respected lives.

Apply online today or email or call our friendly recruitment team on 0300 369 0552 for more information.

Friends of the Elderly is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / beliefs, sexual orientation or age.

We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.

We require all staff joining Friends of the Elderly to have received or be in the process of getting their COVID–19 vaccination. This is to support the protection of our staff, our residents and wider staffing teams