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Lifestyle Co-ordinator

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  • Salary:

    £8.50 per hour
  • Job Location:

    Bedfordshire, East of England


May is the month of new beginnings!


Are you a committed Activities Co-ordinator?

Do you have a flare to engage and encourage people?

Is communication, organisation and team work something you excel at?

If so, becoming a Lifestyle Co-ordinator could be perfect for you!


Our client is a family owned national care home operator rated as one of the top 20 large groups by They are one of the fastest growing healthcare companies in the sector.

This is a special role that emphasises on ensuring their residents and families are supported and engaged in life within their Nursing Home in Bedford, Bedfordshire.

The position is offering 32 hours per week, 9am-3pm/9am-5pm shift pattern.

Flexibility is required to work some evenings and weekends where an event or activity has been scheduled.

The pay rate is up to £8.50 per hour (subject to experience)

Key responsibilities:

-To maintain a stimulating programme of leisure pursuits and social events for both groups of residents and on an individual basis.

-Produce a weekly social events programme and ensure that it is advertised within the home and through external channels (marketing team, social media...).

-To organise social and recreational events within (tea parties, fetes, craft fairs...) and outside the home (music groups, dramatic societies, schools, colleges...).

-To assess on a regular basis the effectiveness of the programme of social events and recreational pursuits.

-Responsible for maintaining the annual activities planner.

-Establish relationships with the local community.

-To attend appropriate training courses and/or programmes to enhance personal and professional knowledge and skills.

Criteria / Person Specification

The successful candidate for this position will have:

  • Previous experience of organising activities within a care setting.
  • Experience of arranging and promoting events
  • Great communication skills
  • NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care, would be advantageous
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • Understanding of the different types of activities elderly residents will enjoy.
  • Creative flair with a range of practical skills e.g. arts & crafts etc.
  • Ability to motivate and engage people with good negotiation skills.
  • Ability to plan a calendar of activities.
  • Able to create an environment where residents feel able to participate and contribute ideas.


Our client provides a variety of competitive benefits, including:

- Excellent rates of pay

- Enhanced rates for bank holidays

- Paid breaks

- Uniform provided

- Costs for an enhanced DBS

If you have the unique qualities required for this exciting role and want to work in a care home that provides the type of care you’d expect for your loved ones, we would welcome your application.

IMPORTANT: Before applying for this position, please ensure the CV you are attaching is up to date with your current and most recent work history. Failure to do so, may result in your application being rejected.

Due to the volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates who have been shortlisted for interview by our client.


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Job Deadline: 24/05/2019


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