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Activities Manager in Bushey at Signature

Date Posted: 5/22/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you passionate about working with the elderly? Do you want to opportunity to develop and run a tailor made activities programme that will benefit the lives of our residents? Are you fed up of not being rewarded for your hard work and dedication to your job? Do you want to work in a luxurious, modern care home where you can contribute to giving residents the highest quality of life?

 About the role.

The Activities Manager needs to be an individual who can create and deliver an engaging activities and volunteer programme for our residents. This means you and your team will get involved in everything from networking in the community to recruit, train and place like-minded volunteers, to assessing our residents’ needs and managing the resources required to meet them. We’ll give you the complete freedom to devise a resident-centred activities and entertainment programme, delivered by a volunteer base consisting of entertainers, local businesses, schools and our own team members.

 

Specific duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to;

  • Manage a high performing team of Activity Assistants to run a fun and engaging programme for the residents within our home.
  • Liaising with the Care Services Team regarding particular activities that may be beneficial and stimulating.
  • Assess, plan and manage facilitation of a comprehensive activities programme utilising resources through activities, staff members and volunteers.
  • Co-ordinate with other Heads of Departments to ensure that all equipment and supplies are on hand for routine activities and special events.
  • Ensure the provision of specialist media for residents with special needs, such as news tapes, book tapes, large letter books and Braille, as required.
  • Take the lead in organising and delivering individual and group activities within the home’s person-centered care philosophy
  • Organise and participate in key events held throughout the year, such as the summer fete, seasonal celebrations, parties, charity events and so on.
  • Support resident and relative home meetings and participation forums, leading on developing a resident newsletter at least every three months.
  • Creatively gain feedback from residents, their families and the staff team to ensure that the activities offered are relevant and meet the residents’ needs and choices.
  • Keep abreast of professional developments in the field by reading, attending conferences and training sessions, supporting a learning culture.

Job Requirements

About you.

We are looking for someone with the following attributes:

  • Level 2 (QCF) Supporting Activities Provision in Social Care – beneficial but not essential.
  • Team player, self-motivated, proactive, flexible and adaptable - Management experience desirable.
  • Versatility will be key in this fun, varied and challenging role.
  • Ideally, you’ll also have experience of long-term care, assisted living or working with senior people, together with top-notch organisational and IT skills. 
  • Able to organise and prioritise workload, and work under pressure.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and exhibit a caring and compassionate attitude while articulating true concern for people.
  • Ability to provide basic audit and activity reports.
  • Full, clean driving license.

 

About our Benefits.

Here at Signature we recognise that extra special efforts should not go unrewarded and that is why we provide a number of special incentives and bonuses that can be earned throughout your time working for the company.

  • Company bonus scheme
  • Extremely competitive pension scheme
  • Free uniforms that are both attractive and practical
  • Free eye care tests and options for funding towards future spectacles if required
  • Refer a friend and get a cash bonus of up to £1000
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Study support
  • Holiday discounts
  • A variety of motor related offers
  • Life Insurance

 

About the Company.

Signature is delivering a new standard of nursing homes in the UK. Signature is a unique and inspiring group of homes, where care and lifestyle go hand in hand.These homes offer residents a relaxing, safe environment where they can enjoy comfort, companionship, independence - and their own front door.

Signatures vision is “delivering peace of mind”, peace of mind for the residents that they will be cared for and supported within our homes to live safe and fulfilled lives. Peace of mind of their families knowing that their loved ones are being well cared for and peace of mind for our employees knowing that they will be trained and provided with development opportunities to continue to build their capabilities to enable them to be the best they can be.

 

About the Company.

Signature is delivering a new standard of nursing homes in the UK. Signature is a unique and inspiring group of homes, where care and lifestyle go hand in hand.These homes offer residents a relaxing, safe environment where they can enjoy comfort, companionship, independence - and their own front door.

Signatures vision is “delivering peace of mind”, peace of mind for the residents that they will be cared for and supported within our homes to live safe and fulfilled lives. Peace of mind of their families knowing that their loved ones are being well cared for and peace of mind for our employees knowing that they will be trained and provided with development opportunities to continue to build their capabilities to enable them to be the best they can be.

Signature is also featured in the London Stock Exchange (LSE) 1000 companies to inspire Britain, an annual celebration of some of the fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium sized enterprises!

Sound like a company you would like to work for? Then what are you waiting for, click apply today and let’s get started!

Sound like a company you would like to work for? Then what are you waiting for, click apply today and let’s get started!