Position title
Activity Co Ordinator - Somerset

Osa Healthcare Recruitment are supporting our client to recruit an experienced, energetic and passionate activity Co Ordinator for a brand new nursing home.

Set in 7 acres of garden, the home has been completely refurbished to a high standard. The new owners are seeking experienced & dedicated staff to become part of an outstanding team providing the highest level of support & compassionate care to residents.

Job Purpose

To creatively develop, organise & oversee an active living activity programme for each resident which supports mobility, social contact, independence & fun so each & every one of our residents can thrive & live to their full potential.

Duties & Responsibility

  • Collaborate with nursing & other senior staff to carry out an assessment of the strengths & capabilities of residents in regard to activities of daily living
  • Ensure the home has appropriate & adequate stock of equipment including all arts & crats materials & a variety of games, sensory equipment & musical instruments & that are accessible to residents.
  • Ensure that any risk assessments have been carried out prior to any new planned activity or event
  • Maintain & update appropriate records of resident assessments & participation
  • Take a dynamic & confident lead to promote the benefits of activities by contributing ideas to the Senior Team
  • Ensure varied & imaginative weekly planners incorporate a person-centred approach to ‘mind, body & soul’ activities & is displayed in communal areas
  • Build relationships with residents & families to gather life story information and ensuring care plans are developed & updated accordingly
  • Organise & attend residents/relatives & other relevant meetings as required
  • Responsible for the safe handling of money and proper accounting
  • Work with the Registered Manager & Administrator to lead the creation of a home newsletter which will be developed at the start of each quarter & made publicly available on the intranet
  • Work with the Registered Manager & Administrator to ensure that the home website provides a true refection of the ‘lived’ experience in the home is up to date with authorised images, planned & held events
  • Work with the Registered Manager & Administrator to maintain a strong community engagement plan that connects our residents with local people, charitable groups, businesses & clubs In conjunction with Home Manager, networking and sharing PR stories within the local community to raise the profile of the brand/company.
  • Confidently seek community initiatives encouraging resident’s participation to include fundraising if appropriate


  • Devise simple & safe activities which encourage movement & maintain joint flexibility & the functional use of hands & fingers
  • Devise daily person-centred activities to incorporate mind, body & soul
  • Organise activities to operate in different areas within the home
  • Consider planning early morning activities &/or evening activities if the need is evident or requested
  • Organise a creative range of themed events that recognise & celebrate annual, national, local & home events, dates or celebrations – working alongside the Head Chef
  • Work with the senior team to ensure that residents have full access to the home’s minibus & that it is used regularly for activities away from the home


  • Ensure mandatory training is up to date
  • Show skill & creativity in order to identify areas in which residents can demonstrate independence
  • Contribute to the activities program audit
  • Attend & contribute to Activities & Community Engagement meetings
  • Enthusiastically promote activities that enhance the lived experience in the home whilst also supporting cultural values, individuality & religious diversity of our residents
  • Liaise with the Administrator to be fully aware & work within the home’s activities budget
  • Work on a rota basis to that activities can be provided to our residents across the 7-day week to include early mornings & evenings if the need arises
  • Adhere to local Safeguarding policy & follow the Duty of Candour requirements
  • Be willing to undertake training to further enhance & develop skills within the role

Working Conditions

Bank holiday & weekend working

Early morning & evening working as planned if appropriate to meet planned activities or requests

Job title of positions to be directly supervised

Activities assistant

The company subscribes to Well Led

  • Strong & effective leadership
  • A supportive & values driven culture
  • Encouraging teams to work together
  • Stable management
  • Open & collaborative

What we will offer you in return?

  • A competitive salary package
  • Holiday pay
  • Pension
  • An employee well-being package
Employment Type
Job Location
Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8EA
Base Salary
Date posted
January 7, 2021
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