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Activities Lead

Based at our brand-new care home, Elm Lodge in Hartley Wintney, RG27 8JG. Opening in October 2024, Elm Lodge is a 60-bedded care home providing residential and dementia care and offers a fantastic opportunity to set the foundations of an outstanding home.

Forest Care is a family owned and managed company, currently with five 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.

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 across Forest Care and nearly 50% of our team have been with us for over 5 years.

** Top 20 Small Care Home Group 2022**

**9.9 Review Score on carehome.co.uk**

We are looking for a reliable, caring Activities Lead to join the motivated and happy team working at our Elm 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 from £13.00 per hour

This will be a full-time role, working alternate weekends, with a flexible approach.

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!

Main Duties of our Activities Lead;

  • Managing an ongoing calendar of social events and activities for residents
  • Forging and maintaining relationships with external suppliers and the surrounding community
  • Researching and implementing fun, new ideas and engaging activities, keeping to budget
  • Work closely with residents, staff and others involved in the organising and the running of events, utilising their skills and expertise
  • Tailoring each activity to residents’ physical needs
  • Managing a team of Activities Co-Ordinators
  • To undertake any other duties as required by line management

Skills and Experience of our Activities Lead:

  • Previous experience of organising events and activities would be an advantage
  • Previous experience of leading, motivating and inspiring a team
  • A background in Leisure, Media or Arts would be an advantage
  • Good organisational skills
  • Forward thinking and able to plan effectively for upcoming events and activities
  • A good level of computer literacy
  • Enthusiastic and outgoing personality
  • Possess Level 2 Napa Qualification in Activities or be willing to commence study(fully supported)
  • Willing to undertake any other courses (fully supported) to keep skills relevant and up-to-date
  • Hold a full, clean driving licence

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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