Activities Coordinator - Bank
For over 60 years, Abbeyfield has been a charity that provides housing and care for elderly people across the UK and internationally. It is our mission to enhance the quality of life for our residents through excellent accommodation in a stimulating environment to help maintain a socially active life.
Best of all, we’re a charity, meaning that the interests of our valued staff and residents sit at the heart of what we do, not shareholders.
The Role of Activities Coordinator
- Within Abbeyfield we believe that maintaining and improving the social and mental health of our residents is as important as their physical health. In the role of Activities Coordinator, you have a vital role in achieving this.
- You will provide a varied range of social activities suitable for your residents.
- You'll naturally get to know your residents as individuals, and involve them and others at all stages of the activity development process, and tailor each activity to their current physical and mental needs and abilities, including those with dementia.
- You have the responsibility but also the great pleasure of developing positive and supportive relationships with our amazing residents. You can use their life stories, experiences and interests to collate a selection of personally meaningful activities which will most engage that person, maintaining their choice to be as involved, or not involved, as they wish.
- You will work in partnership with other staff and volunteers, utilising their skills and expertise and motivating and supporting them throughout their involvement.
- Responsible for each activity running as smoothly as possible, you’ll plan and obtain all needed supplies and deal swiftly with any concerns raised.
- You will maintain an up to date record of relevant information including resident involvement and past and planned activities.
Pay & Benefits
- In line with your casual (bank) worker assignment agreement, we offer competitive pay that is in line with those of our employed staff in similar roles.
- And depending on how many hours you work, you will accrue leave at an equivalent rate of 31 days paid leave in a full calendar year, inclusive of bank/public holidays. (pro rata)
- To carry out this role, you will be provided with mandatory training to get you started, as part of a comprehensive induction. And to work for us in future assignments, you will be expected to keep your mandatory training up to date.
- You’ll be highly organised, and able to work using your own initiative.
- Creative, with a fresh approach to planning activities, you’ll also be a naturally caring person, who is empathetic, and understand the needs of older people, including those with dementia.
- Able to communicate and interact well with a wide range of people in varied situations, you’ll also be patient, with the ability to remain calm and tactful in sensitive situations.
- You’ll also be able to build strong relationships, and by doing so you’ll be a strong and supportive team player.
And because we take the wellbeing of our residents and staff very seriously, we also recommend that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Abbeyfield Society