Position title
Events Manager
Description

Here at Osa Healthcare Recruitment we are committed to finding wonderful staff who share our values and are dedicated to providing professional, caring and high quality services. We want to find the right people the right role for them.  

Job Title: Events Manager 

Location: Oxford 

Length/Type of Post: Permanent 

Salary: £12.36 

Hours: 8 hours per day, 5 days per week including working every other weekend. Normally working time is 10am to 6pm but flexibility required. 

Our client is rated outstanding by CQC and has a lovely home set in the grounds of a large mature garden with plenty of outside space. Their priority is to deliver the best care possible, with a focus of the happiness of each and every resident.  

Job Overview 

To provide exciting, fun, stimulating and meaningful activities and opportunities for residents to have new experiences, learn new skills, and continue to enjoy their hobbies. 

To organise and coordinate events, activities of daily living, celebrations and social time that promotes our residents independence, health and wellbeing. 

To organise and facilitate open day events that promote the home and has emphases on Living Well and Thriving held within and outside the home. 

To lead the development of relationships and links with local community individuals, groups and links, effectively maintaining these relationships 

To lead and manage a team of events assistants effectively 

The Company operates a ‘one team’ approach, and all staff, regardless of role, as responsible for ensuring each individual resident receives high quality care and support 

All employees are bound by the Company rules, which are detailed in separate documents. 

Resident-Focused 

To identify each individual resident’s likes, hobbies, interests and skills through understanding their life histories, observation and discussions each person and their loved ones 

To identify resident’s dreams and wish lists, and work to make these a reality. 

To ensure that a wide variety of engaging social events and activities are available throughout the day, across 7 days a week. To work with other team members to ensure the activity takes place, and the staff have the resources and support they need to do so, in the events team absence. 

To ensure that activities are held throughout the home, utilising different communal spaces inside and outside of the building, and supporting as many residents as possible to benefit from the activities on offer 

To work in a solution-focused manner and solve any problems or queries come across where possible and practical as per the nature of the job role 

To ensure that normal activities of daily living (e.g. cooking, housework, gardening) are incorporated into everyday life within the home  

To ensure that all residents have a 1-1 activity on a regular basis, especially those who are confined to their bed or do not wish to join in Group activities Administrative  

To be manage and be responsible for the events and activities budget every month, working with the Home Manager to ensure this is met and activities are carried out within budget parameters.  

Take responsibility for maintaining the home’s Facebook and other social media pages, ensuring posts are made at least once a week and any messages or queries responded to in a timely manner  

To ensure regular photos are taken of the social activities and life within the home to help promote the home  

To meet with all new residents to discuss their preferences for activities and be involved in the creation of a care plan in relation to social interests and engagement of the individual  

To be responsible for creating weekly and monthly activities plans for the home based on resident likes, hobbies, interests and skills that include both group and individual activities.  

To produce creative marketing materials of events and activities both internal and external  

To attend resident meetings and forums, regularly engaging with residents to seek feedback in relation to social activities and events within the home Leadership  

To ensure that team members contribute to the best of their ability to the efficient running of the Home and to the creation of a social atmosphere conductive to the best interests of the residents.  

To work with the Registered Manager in the effective recruitment, selection, interview and onboarding of events assistants.  

To carry out the effective induction, supervision and assessment of events staff  

To act as a role model at all times to other staff in the home at all times, ensuring best practice is always followed and promote a culture of learning and continuous improvement.  

Showing respect for and co-operating with all members of the team to work towards and achieve goals and objectives  

Some events and activities may be outside of your normal working hours and it is expected that you attend these as requested and therefore work on a flexible basis.  

To act as a role model at all times to other staff in the home at all times, ensuring best practice is always followed and promote a culture of learning and continuous improvement.  

Providing excellent customer service at all times  

Ensuring the presentation of our premises is maintained to a high standard  

To travel to other sites within the Company if required  

Undertake any other duties as may be required to assist in the smooth running of the business. To perform other functions related to the role of an Events Manager, or as may be reasonable requested by your Line Manager. This is a minimum requirement as a job specification and can be amended at the discretion of the Manager following appropriate consultation. 

Type of candidate we are looking for 

Essential 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport quickly and with different audiences in a friendly,warmand professional manner  
  • Natural creative and innovative skill and mindset · A great sense of humour and fun 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including IT skills. 
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to work under pressure. 
  • Strong organisational skills, with a good eye for detail 
  • Excellent communication skills and able to engage and adapt to different levels. 
  • Strong leadership skills 
  • A flexible approach to working hours. 

Desirable 

  • Previous experience within a care home environment working within a similar role

 

What our client is offering the successful candidate 

  • Pay above the minimum wage. Our client has decided to take the lead within the care sector which is why they pay all staff above the living wage; not the minimum wage, not the living wage but above the living wage. The results of doing this are that they have a care team who know they are respected and valued, and they are able to attract the best people to work in their home. Everybody wins, but most of all our residents. 
  • Free training and personal development. The skills of their team are extremely important to them and the provision of care. They want their employees to grow, whichever role you are in – from cleaner to carer. 
  • Meals supplied. Care can be tiring work, and they want their team to be fully energised, so instead of bringing your own lunch in (which you are more than welcome to do!), why not enjoy a meal every day from your colleagues in the catering team? Just one less thing to worry about. 
  • A range of benefits and discounts  
  • Employee Assistants Programme 
  • Access to digital GP consultation  
  • Cycle to work scheme  
  • Our clients has also partnered with Nuffield Health to offer other healthy living advice, supporting you to have a healthy body and a healthy mind. Your being healthy benefits everyone… it’s something we’re really passionate about.   
  • Discounted access to Medical Cash-Plan in partnership with BHSF. You fund it yourself, but again if you sign up it is automatically taken from your payslip

This job role will involve working around vulnerable people therefore your employer may be required to check whether you have a criminal record via the Disclosure and Barring Service (known as a DBS check). You will also be asked questions as part of our self disclosure section on the application form. We operate a fair recruitment process and do not discriminate. Any information you provide will be considered fairly and lawfully.  

Due to the nature of our work applicants must be aged 18 or over. 

We are committed to being an equal opportunities company as are all the companies we work with. 

All applicants will be considered fairly and free from prejudice or discrimination. 

 

We are very proud to say that we have signed the mental health at work commitment. We are passionate about mental health and we are dedicated to doing everything we can to promote mental well-being, support people who are struggling and break down the stigmas of mental health problems. We only work with companies who share our beliefs and care for their employees’ metal health and well-being. 

 

Job Location
Oxford
Date posted
December 7, 2021
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