Care UK

Vacancies

Activities Lead

  • Job Reference
  • SYS-8510
  • Location
  • Gateshead
  • Post Code
  • NE21 4AG
  • Job Copy
  • If you have experience in a similar role organising a varied programme of activities and you’re looking for a rewarding role that offers great training and opportunities to develop, join Care UK as a Lifestyle Lead and make a real difference.

    Being a Lifestyle Lead at Care UK

    Lifestyle Leads at Care UK have excellent interpersonal skills. They enjoy being part of a team and working with residents to ensure they lead fulfilling lives. They use their own initiative and share ideas with others to bring about improvements. They’re IT literate and happy to work flexibly according to the activities that have been planned. Do you have the same sort of attributes? Then we could have the perfect role for you.

     

    What you’ll be doing

    Being a Lifestyle Lead is about creating, organising and providing a varied and appropriate programme of activities for residents. Activities based around the needs, wishes and desires of the residents we support that will enable them to live healthier, more independent and fulfilling lives. It's about liaising with residents, relatives, friends and colleagues to gain a full understanding of their likes, dislikes, interests, abilities and difficulties. It's about advertising and promoting the planned activities in a way that encourages involvement of all residents, relatives and colleagues. Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

     

    What you’ll need

    Relevant experience is essential. You’ll also need the ability to build rapport, positively influence others and communicate effectively with residents to understand their needs to compile social care plans for them. You’ll be keen to learn and improve your own performance, happy to go the extra mile to support resident’s and have a ‘can-do’ approach to your work. You’ll be highly organised, able to prioritise your work effectively and and retaining information accurately. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where you’re challenged, but where every day is varied and rewarding.

     

    The benefits
     

    Competitive rates of pay – we continuously review pay in your local market
    Opportunities to progress through our personalised career paths into more senior and management roles whilst growing your earnings
    Earn whilst you learn and take on a variety of apprenticeships applicable to your role enabling you to increase your pay once achieved
    Competitive refer a friend scheme of up to £1000 depending on role
    Quality and free training to help develop and enhance your skills
    Free DBS
    Thousands of online and in-store discounts across big known retailers enabling our colleagues to make big savings on every day shopping such as holidays, supermarkets and travel
    Employee Assistance Programme – Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to include support such as financial and family concerns

  • Where you'll work
  • Hadrian House in Gateshead is a warm and welcoming care home.

    In fact, residents and their families often compare us to a hotel (just take a look at our testimonials)

    We offer cosy and inviting lounges, beautifully furnished ensuite bedrooms, delicious meals and plenty of fun activities, and underpinning it all is our commitment to superb care.

    At Hadrian House we provide a wide range of care for older people, from short respite stays to give family carers some well-deserved time off, through to full time residential care.

    When you set foot inside Hadrian House we think you’ll be surprised by the happy atmosphere here. As soon as we know a person will be joining us, we start getting to know them. This goes beyond their physical needs, to their personality, what they like to do, where they used to live, their hobbies and interests. Then we set about creating a care plan that’s unique to them.

    We plan activities around their interests. We create menus to include the dishes they enjoy. And if someone wants to get involved in helping out around the home, then they’re more than welcome to help us to water plants, do some recycling or lay the table for dinner. It all adds up to an environment where residents feel involved, cared for – and happy.

Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.