Activities Coordinator

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2017-12-21 Care Homes Job Title: Activities Coordinator

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Activity Coordinator

Date Posted: 21 Nov 2017

Job Location: Dumfries , Dumfries & Galloway

Salary: £7.00 to £8.00 per hour £7.50 per hour

Hours: Full Time


Job Reference: ActivitiesGoldielea



Purpose of Post

To plan and implement activities appropriate to individual needs and requests. To assist Home Manager to organise fundraising events.

Principal Duties


  • Help residents to socialise within the home, and provide a variety of activities that cater for all tastes.
  • Plan and initiate monthly rolling/individual programmes, liaise with key worker and encourage Residents to maintain pre-existing hobbies.
  • Encourage Staff Members, Relatives and Friends to participate in the home's activities.
  • Accompany residents, where possible, to off-site activities, which may occasionally take place outside normal working hours.
  • Help to create an atmosphere that suits individual residents within the home.
  • Assist with fundraising, and budgeting, for entertainments, materials and outings.
  • Maintain full and accurate records of daily activities using appropriate documentation.


  • Discuss the aims and objectives of recreation therapy with other Staff Members.
  • Report any changes in Residents' physical or emotional condition to the Home Manager or Person in Charge.
  • Provide comfort and company, on a one to one basis, for Residents who are unable to undertake any form of activity.

Key Skills Required


  • Proven ability to develop and organise a range of events/activities for residents in all Residents categories
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Friendly, creative and confident
  • Genuine interest in working with the relevant Residents group
  • Satisfactory Police Check and check against the P/SOVA List (where applicable)


  • Previous experience of working with the relevant Residents group
  • Qualification in remedial/occupational therapies
  • Flexible approach towards working routines


  • Uniform provided
  • Gift voucher after completion of probation
  • Attendance reward available 
  • Increasing annual leave allowance
  • Full training package
  • Free of charge PVG check 
  • Flexible hours


  • Ability to engage with the elderly and create meaningful and engaging activities

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