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Care Home Activities Coordinator

Branksome Heights Care Home, Bournemouth, Dorset

£12 per hour
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About the company

Kingsley Healthcare isn't just a care home group, we are a family where our passionate individuals are changing lives every day. Winners of the 2024 Health Investors Residential Elderly Care Provider of the Year, we are ranked – for the eighth year running! - among the top 20 large UK care home groups ( for our exceptional care, and proudly support over 1,500 residents to live in a safe, welcoming and nurturing environment.

We are proud to be ranked No.1 in the UK for our commitment to wellbeing at work (Indeed's Better Work Awards 2023) and our sector-leading 4.7 Glassdoor rating, we are also a Real Living Wage employer, ensuring that we reward and value dedication.

We welcome passionate individuals who want to make a difference to our growing family which puts our people and our residents first.

About the role

As an Activities Coordinator, you will ensure all our residents enjoy a stimulating, fulfilling and happy lifestyle. You will use your experience in the arts, theatre, music, hospitality and event hosting to create and implement a wide variety of daily activities and programmes for our residents to enjoy that also encourage wellbeing, socialisation and harmony throughout our care home.


If you have previous experience as a Lifestyle Coordinator, Activities Coordinator or a similar role in a care, community, leisure, hospitality or event management environment, come and join our family in our care home.

Reports to: Home Manager/ Regional Hospitality & Lifestyle Manager

Skills and attributes

  • Strong organisational skills, creativity, and the ability to think outside the box.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships with residents, staff, and families.
  • Knowledge of and experience in theatre, art, music, hospitality, and event hosting.
  • Ability to lead group activities and manage volunteers.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • A high level of empathy and an understanding of the needs of elderly and disabled residents.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances and schedules.

Education and qualification

  • A formal qualification in a relevant field, e.g. leisure, lifestyle, hospitality or event management, is an advantage.

What will you gain?

You will have the satisfaction of working with and being supported by an enthusiastic and caring team that puts people at the heart of the business. We know the happiness of our staff improves the service we give our residents. You will have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop your skills, and we have the procedures and processes to help you at every step.


  • Comprehensive induction and training programme.

  • Opportunities for career development and progression.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Blue Light Card Scheme. We’ll reimburse the enrolment fee of this fantastic scheme that offers discounts on holidays, days out and over 15,000 national brands.

  • Refer a friend and receive a thank you gift of up to £500 *

  • We’ll pay for your full DBS disclosure

  • Your uniform will be provided – this is another cost that we think it’s essential that we cover for you.

  • Enhanced rates of pay for bank holidays 

  • Paid breaks – we think it’s essential that all staff can take breaks without fear of losing money, so we pay for you to have a break during working hours.

Some of the accreditations and awards we’re really proud of:

  • We are a Living Wage Employer
  • Regulated by Care Quality Commission
  • chuk 2023 v3
  • Enabling Research in Care Homes
  • Pinders Healthcare Design Awards 2019 Winner
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