Head of Activities

Head of Activities United Kingdom

Richmond Villages
Full Time United Kingdom 25000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Head of Activities

(Job Number: RIC03Y3)(Job: Activities Coordinator)

Head of Activities
Richmond Village, Aston on Trent, Richmond Drive, Aston-on-Trent, Derby, DE72 2EA
£25,000 per annum plus £1,000 welcome bonus
Providing more than just retirement living, Richmond Villages offer an aspirational lifestyle to our residents and our first-class accommodation requires a first-class activities programme. As the Head of Activities at Richmond Village Aston on Trent, you’ll get to know our residents and deliver a varied and appropriate programme of activities that truly enrich their lives and ensure they stay connected with the village community.
What your typical day involves
  • Identifying suitable activities for our residents through assessment, observation and discussion, ensuring you explore the most appropriate methods and resources for meeting activity needs
  • Managing the activities team including overseeing all planned activities, completing appraisals and dealing with any people related issues
  • Organising outings and participating in fundraising events as required, giving consideration to safety needs and staffing requirements
  • Managing the activities budget, maintaining financial records and sourcing required resources for activities in line with the budget
  • Producing a weekly programme and monthly newsletter, advertising and promoting the activities programme in a manner which encourages involvement from residents, relatives and staff
  • Maintaining excellent health and safety standards, ensuring all activities are risk assessed
  • Ensuring written records are maintained including the range of activities available, activity evaluations and resident assessments/participation
  • Updating the Richmond website and relevant social media channels regularly to promote activities to the local community and resident families
Who we’re looking for
You have a full, clean driving licence, GSCE or equivalent in English and Maths and an NVQ in Health and Social Care with activity units. Previous experience of managing a team is essential and current involvement in community groups would be advantageous. With a positive attitude, you have the ability to motivate residents using your energy and great sense of humour. A creative approach to ideas and an ability to communicate with residents using a person-centred approach. Empathetic and friendly, you’ll have no problem building long lasting professional relationships with colleagues, residents, their families and members of the local community.
What we’ll offer you in return
  • 28 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Hot meal provided
  • Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development and options for internal apprenticeship schemes
  • Access to MyHealthcare which gives you quick, easy access to free support, advice, and treatment for a variety of health-related issues, including remote GP, physiotherapy, and mental health support – all available from one phone number.
  • Additional health & wellbeing tools including Be Me App, Healthy Minds, Gym Pass & discounted health assessments
  • NEST workplace pension, life assurance & bereavement support
  • Healthcare Insurance Cash plan (after 18 months’ service) giving you the ability to claim on everyday treatments like dental, optical and private prescriptions
  • My Bupa Extras - discounts at your favourite retailers, plus a huge range of tools, content and information to support you with your wellbeing.
  • Wagestream – Access your income before pay day, if and when you need it
Who we are

Set in the south Derbyshire countryside, Richmond Aston-on-Trent is located in the quintessential English village of Aston-on-Trent. Situated on the River Trent and mentioned in the Doomsday Book, Aston-on-Trent has always been a lively agricultural community. Today, much of the village is now a conservation area and contains many old and fascinating buildings. The village is situated close to the M1 and the A52 making it easily accessible to both the north and south of the country. Close by are Derby, Nottingham and Burton-upon-Trent. Richmond Aston-on-Trent is a purpose-built retirement community in South Derbyshire. Apartments and Suites are available to buy and the Village Care Home provides nursing and residential dementia care.

For over 20 years Richmond have been at the forefront of luxury retirement living. We're proud that we attract the best people and even prouder of how long they stay with us. Having won numerous awards for architecture, landscaping and care, we are now the benchmark for retirement villages in the UK. A totally fresh concept in retirement living, we ensure our residents retain as much independence and choice as possible while helping retain their 'zest for life'.

Richmond Villages is part of Bupa. Bupa is committed to ensuring that every applicant is assessed for employment, promotion and development solely based on personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

Here you’ll be welcomed. We champion diversity and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve. You’ll find an inclusive environment where you can be yourself and where everyone is driven by the same purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.

Please note that we are unable to offer Skilled Worker Visa Sponsorship for this role. Therefore, you must ensure that you are eligible to work in the UK without our sponsorship in order for your application to be considered.

Head of Activities
Richmond Villages

Southam, United Kingdom
Sharon Hunt
$1 to $5 million (USD)
51 to 200 Employees
Company - Private
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
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