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Activities Coordinator - New Care Home Opening

Activities Coordinator – Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Address: Burford House, Rickmansworth Rd, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5SQ

Job Type: Full time, permanent

Salary: £19,500 per annum/£10 per hour 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 5 out of 7 days, including alternate weekends

Shift pattern: To be discussed with Home Manager at interview stage



*Newly built, luxury care home opening July 2022

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Be part of our family!

We are excited to announce Burford House Care Home is the newest edition to our portfolio.

With completion expected in July 2022, we're looking for kind, compassionate and positive people to join our team.

If this sounds like you, you'll fit right in!

Westgate Healthcare is a family-run, award winning care home group.

We are incredibly proud that all of our 8 inspected care homes are rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the independent care regulator, the Care Quality Commission.

About the home…

Burford House is a registered nursing home and will be home to 46 residents.

The home is close to local shops and amenities and just six-minutes bus ride to Rickmansworth town centre, with a bus stop right outside the home.

The new home will feature a luxurious lounge, dining areas, hair and nail salon, and its own cinema. Our grounds will include landscaped gardens with patios and gardening activity areas for residents to enjoy outdoor living and plenty of parking for staff and visitors.

What are the responsibilities of an Activities Coordinator?

This is a varied role where you’ll get the opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives of people every day by supporting the continued emotional, physical and mental wellbeing of both residents and their loved ones, helping them to be engaged, feel valued, and enjoy meaningful lives either doing the things they already love or trying new experiences.

You will understand residents’ likes, dislikes, hobbies, interests, relationships and future aspirations, and then plan, organise and implement activities and opportunities tailored to them.

Your day could include anything from gardening, arts and crafts and baking, to light exercise and therapy sessions.

What our staff say…

“There is a culture of enthusiasm which is why I’m still here and haven’t considered going anywhere else! Senior management keeps a constant eye on employee satisfaction – they invest in the future and nurture personal and professional growth.”

 

Benefits of working at Westgate Healthcare

We’re only as good as our people.

So, we help our people to be the best they can be and we make sure they are well rewarded.

The exact package depends on your role, but below you’ll see the sort of benefits we offer:


  • ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme with instant cash rewards
  • Great induction, care certificate qualification awarded and on-going training
  • Career progression and support to achieve nationally recognised qualifications
  • Immediate start available (subject to DBS and references)
  • 28 days holiday entitlement
  • Bank holiday pay enhancements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free DBS check
  • Free uniform
  • Long Services Awards
  • Access to discounts from hundreds of nationwide high street and online stores through the Blue Light Card

Your day-to-day duties will include:


  • Identify residents' activity needs and wishes through discussion, assessment and observation, and produce a varied programme based on these findings
  • Explore the most appropriate methods and resources for meeting activity needs, including group events and individual sessions, involving internal and external sources and involving community-based resources
  • Organise outings as appropriate and ensure risk assessments have been carried out
  • Manage monthly activity budgets for entertainment, materials and outings
  • Take photo’s of our residents around the home, create engaging content and update our social media pages on a daily basis

About you:


  • Ability to work in a team, a caring nature and a positive attitude  
  • An understanding of Health and Safety
  • An understanding of emotional, social, physical, psychological and intellectual needs of vulnerable people
  • Ability to engage others in recreational activities
  • Previous experience in a similar position in a care home is desirable but not essential

For more information, please contact the Home Manager on 07944344391, or contact our recruitment department by email via Jobs@westgatehc.co.uk 

Please note: We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we receive suitable applications, therefore, an early submission of application is encouraged.

Applications are reviewed on a weekly basis; interviews are arranged to suit on an ‘as and when required’ basis.

If you do not hear from us within 5 working days, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age."



  • Rate: £10 per hour
  • Location: Burford House, Rickmansworth Rd, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 5SQ, Rickmanswor
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Medical
  • Recruiter: The Talent Hub
  • Tel: 07508907679
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  • Reference: BH-ACC-030522
  • Posted: 2022-05-03 15:22:28 -

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