Activities Coordinator

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2018-02-03 Care Homes Job Title: Activities Coordinator

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Activity Coordinator

Date Posted: 04 Jan 2018

Job Location: Surbiton , London

Salary: from £8.00 per hour

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Roy Carley

Job Reference: WG/AC


This role is responsible for organising and co-ordinating an activity programme in the Home and creating a stimulating environment in order to enhance the residents’ quality of life.


  • Identify the needs of each resident through the use of resident care plans.

  • Co-ordinate the provision of activities, in conjunction with the Home Manager and staff.

  • Organise, facilitate and modify varied group activity programmes which will maintain interest and progression over a period of time.

  • Provide person centred social and occupational opportunities for individual residents.

  • Co-ordinate the provision of in-house amenities, e.g. a confectionery trolley, library facilities.

  • Arrange social activities, entertainment and outings.

  • Establish links with, and encourage involvement of, the local community in the Home, e.g. schools, religious and voluntary groups, museums.

  • Co-ordinate the provision of services from external organisations in the Home, e.g. Red Cross, PAT-Dog, EXTEND.

  • Support other care home staff and volunteers allocated to assist in the activity programme.

  • Involve relatives in the development of activity programmes and attend relatives’ meetings as appropriate.

  • Liaise with the Home Manager, Marketing Executive and care staff regarding the implementation of the activity programmes.

  • Provide information, as required, for inclusion in residents’ care plans.

  • Maintain and purchase stock for activity use, including equipment, materials and resources, within a given budget.

  • Responsibility for equipment which has been borrowed from other sources, ensuring its return in the same condition as when borrowed.

  • Assist with residents’ personal care needs as appropriate.

  • Conduct risk assessments for all levels of activity.

  • Ensure a safe environment is maintained at all times within the Home, reporting any incidents, accidents, infections or hazards/ faults.
  • Undertake mandatory training and identified training in order to be able to carry out the role.
  • Attend regular supervision and appraisal meetings.
  • Assist with or attend to any other duties which are reasonable to the role.
  • Be responsible for maintaining own professional knowledge and competence as well as coaching and encouraging others.
  • Ensure the safety and security of the Home i.e. identification of visitors (sign in and out), alarms etc.
  • Be responsible for own health and safety and that of colleagues and residents alike.
  • Respect confidentiality and work in accordance with the Date Protection Act (1998).
  • Promote and ensure the good reputation of the Home and the Group at all times.


  • good planning skills
  • self confident
  • motivational
  • creative thinking

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