Activities Co-ordinator

Website Forest Care

Multi Award-Winning Family-Owned and Managed Care Homes

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.

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

**Knight Frank Luxury Care Guide Featured Home 2020**

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
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.

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.

To apply for this job email your details to katie@forestcare.co.uk.