A career at the Hollies
There has never been a more exciting time to join the Hollies, as we are expanding and increasing our portfolio of services:
- Hollies Nursing Care Home providing for 62 residents with two additional luxury garden suites opened in June 2020.
- Holly Oaks Dementia Care Home – a brand new state-of-the-art Dementia care home opening in October 2020.
- New Apartments by the Hollies available from April 2020.
If you are looking for a new challenge, we are currently recruiting for the following staff:
- Care Assistants
- Kitchen Assistants/Hostesses
- Senior Carers
- Flexible Care Bank workers
We are one of the biggest private employers within the Dursley area and provide some of the most exceptional training & working conditions, career progression and rates of pay. We also offer free life assurance.
We are an equal opportunities employer.
We strongly believe that all our staff members contribute to the well-being and exceptional person centered care that each of our residents deserve.
If you feel you have the right attributes and would like to join us –
Please complete and submit our online application form here
For enquiries please contact:
Karen Tucker, HR Manager,
Hollies, Drake Lane, Dursley, GL11 5HA
Role: Activities Co-ordinator
Accountable to:Activities & Transport Manager
Hours of work:16 hours per week contract – Rota two on two off or every other weekend work – (this may also include Bank Holidays)
Posted on : 23 July 2020
Closing date: 02 October 2020
Job Title: Activities Co-ordinator – Rotated Weekend Work
Location: The Hollies Care Centre Dursley
Accountable to: Activities & Transport Manager
Hours: 16 hours per week contract – Rota two on two off or every other weekend work – (this may also include Bank Holidays)
Rate of Pay: £9.00/hour with £1.00/hour weekend enhancement
About the role
We have a great opportunity for a Activities Co-ordinator to join our stunning retirement village and help to create and organise a varied activities programs for our residents. Activities range from hobby group events to outings which help to promote independence, choice and dignity for our residents and families. The Job will include hosting a regular amount of activities, elevating all residents’ physical, cognitive and spiritual needs and spending time within the community. Please note that working days will include weekends and some bank holidays. Applicant must be flexible to adapt to different needs and able to work in a fast-past environment.
By getting to know each resident, their interests and life stories, our Activities Co-ordinator will deliver events that truly enrich their lives and ensure they stay connected with the home’s community. Whilst motivating colleagues to support events in the home, you’ll help to regularly review residents’ needs, the programs of activities, levels of participation and encouraging family and friends to become involved. The Activities Co-ordinator is required to assist residents with activities such as letter writing, shopping, reading aloud, games and the pursuit of individual hobbies and interests and participate in outings and fund-raising events as required. They will need to maintain a portfolio of information about the range of activities within the village and the local community. A creative approach to ideas, and the ability to motivate residents with energy, a sense of humor and a positive attitude are essential.
Who we are looking for:
You will have an outgoing, warm personality with excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy being creative.
You will need to be confident in working with colleagues to deliver activities and assist the Activities Manager in planning the Monthly Social Calendar and Special Events.
It is essential to have previous experience in a care home activities role and experience in working and providing activities for those living with Dementia is a vital for the role.
You will identify the most appropriate and stimulating activities though regular assessment and discussion with residents, relatives, staff and friends to ensure full knowledge of their likes, dislikes, interests, abilities and difficulties.
A full clean driving licence, with the confidence to be able to drive residents around in our minibus/Peugeot van to and from appointments or trips out.
You will need to apply for a standard DBS check
In return we offer:
A competitive salary.
Extensive induction and training opportunities and access to qualifications.
A wonderful working environment and the opportunity to develop your career within a supportive, professional team.
If you would like to join our team and be part of a thriving retirement community, please send a covering letter and CV to Activities@thehollies.co.uk and address it to (Lorna Walters -Activities & Transport Manager)