Activities Coordinator


Please note: The closing date for this vacancy has passed, and we are no longer accepting applications.

  • Location Leicester, LE3
  • Hours 30hrs per week
  • Pay £9.50 per hour
  • Closing date: 1 Jun 2022, noon

You will be required to work 30 hours per week; flexibly over Monday – Sunday, including weekends (Saturday and Sunday) as well as Bank Holidays to meet the needs of the care home and that of the service users, shift patterns will vary between 9am – 9pm on a shift rota.

You will be responsible for co-ordinating a rolling calendar of entertainment within the home that includes; planning and delivering games, quizzes, arts and crafts; arranging days out on the minibus; booking outside entertainers and organising fundraising and themed events.

Activities can be of any size from 'whole home events' through to smaller group activities and quiet, one to one session, and your role is to organise and run these events as per the rota, to meet our residents' needs and provide personal care as required, to maintain the dignity and wellbeing of our service users.

Previous experience of working with people in a residential or health setting and delivering personal care is desirable, but not essential as training will be provided.

Benefits: Paid enhanced DBS certificate, 31 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays, your birthday off, full training for the role, excellent health benefits, wellbeing - access to an independent and confidential Employee Assistance Programme. 

Working for Vista means you will be working for one of the oldest and largest local charities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, working with people with sight loss and their families.   

We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic and are an equal opportunity employer. All candidates will be treated equally, and we will base decisions on appointments on the merits of the candidates.  

Closing Date: Wednesday 1st June 2022 - Noon 

Interviews: To Be Confirmed

If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have regrettably not been selected for interview on this occasion. 

Vista reserves the right to withdraw this advert in the event of high volumes of applications received. 

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS

In line with current government guidance, we encourage everyone who works in our care settings to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless clinically exempt.

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