Current Vacancies at Rowan Lodge.

As our homes grow, we are continually looking for focused and passionate people to join our Forest Care family. In return, we provide comprehensive and ongoing training, irrespective of previous experience and qualifications. We are proud to say that over 1/3 of our staff have been with us for 5 years or more and our staffing levels exceed industry benchmarks, providing the best environment for our residents to live happily and comfortably. If you share our values and beliefs and want to make a difference, then please get in touch.

Forest Care are extremely proud of our international workforce, and we invite applications from all over the world to join our diverse and dedicated team. We have limited sponsorship opportunities for Care Assistants, Senior Care Assistants and Nurses. Upon receiving your details, a member of the team will only contact you if your profile and experience meets the requirements of one of our vacancies.

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Activities Coordinator (part time)

Activities Assistant 24 hours per week

Based at Rowan Lodge, Crown Lane, Newnham, Basingstoke, RG27 9AN - a beautiful and modern family owned and managed care home with a CQC rating of “good” in all five areas. These accolades are only achieved through the teamwork of like-minded individuals passionate about delivering person-centered care. Our Care/Nursing staff to resident ratio is higher than the national average and nearly 50% of our team have been with us for over 5 years.

** Top 20 Small Care Home Group 2022**

** Activities Team of the Year Finalist – National Care Awards 2021**

**9.9 Review Score on**

We are looking for a part time Activities Assistant (24 hours per week) to join the motivated and happy team working at our Rowan Lodge care home. At Forest Care, we are proud to create positive working environments in each of our care homes by encouraging employee participation and humour in the workplace.

Our Activities Team provide a full and varied activities programme of therapeutic group, individual and one-to-one activities for residents to enjoy. Activities are tailored towards the individual, supported by life story work, in line with Forest Care’s ethos of a person-centered approach to holistic care

Starting salary £11.14 per hour.

As well as a competitive hourly rate, we offer the following benefits;

  • 28 days Holiday (for full time workers)
  • Enhanced pay for Bank Holidays
  • Comprehensive induction training
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Auto-enrolment Pension Scheme
  • NVQ Training
  • Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Free Uniform
  • Employee Assistance Programme 24/7 covering a full range of issues. Includes perks and discounts too!
  • Blue Light Staff Discount Card, Employee of the Month, Appreciation weeks and many more!

Candidates will need access to their own transport to apply for this role.

Forest Care

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with four care homes in Hampshire and Surrey. Our focus is to ensure we provide the highest standards of care to our residents, and their ongoing welfare, comfort and needs are central to how we run our homes. We want our homes to be a home in the truest sense, and we are committed to making our residents feel at home from the outset.

We are looking for a reliable, caring Activities Assistant who wants to make a difference by contributing to providing the best care possible at all times.

Main Duties of our Activities Assistant;

  • Help to plan and organise programmes of individual and group activities
  • Help to review and evaluate the activities programme so that it is kept up to date and fit for purpose.
  • Work closely with residents, staff and others involved in the organising and the running of events.
  • To undertake any other duties as required by line management

Skills and Experience of our Activities Assistant;

  • Previous experience of organising events and activities within a care home setting (not essential, as training is provided)
  • Good organisational skills
  • A moderate level of computer literacy
  • Enthusiastic and outgoing personality
  • Willing to work towards Level 2 Napa Qualification in Activities

Please note this position is subject to a DBS check.

While it is no longer a requirement that people we employ are vaccinated against Covid-19, we still strongly believe that vaccination remains the best line of defence and we therefore continue to encourage all current and prospective staff to be fully vaccinated.








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Job Snapshot

  • £11.14 per hour
  • Rowan Lodge, Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Permanent

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