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Activities Assistant 24 hours per week (£10.30 per hour)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.

**Knight Frank Luxury Care Guide Finalist 2020**

**Winner of the Carer Award at the National Care Awards 2019**

**Finalist at the 2019 National Care Awards**

We are looking for an Activities Assistant 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.

Starting salary £10.30 per hour.

This is a part-time position for 24 hours per week to include some weekends. Flexible working hours including working up to 8pm on occasions.

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
  • Perks at Work scheme giving access to 1000’s of discounts and offers

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.

With effect from 15th March 2022, it is no longer a requirement that we only employ people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

While there may be concerns that the removal of the mandatory vaccine requirement will affect health and safety in the workplace, we still maintain stringent infection control measures to ensure everyone in our homes remains as safe as possible.

Despite the legislative change, we still strongly believe that vaccination remains the best line of defence against Covid-19 and we therefore strongly encourage all current and prospective staff to be fully vaccinated.

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