Activities Assistant



Salary & Benefits

£7.93 per hour

Vacancy Type

Part Time

Closing Date


The Old Vicarage are recruiting for an Activities Assistant to join their team.  Located in Sherborne, Dorset, The Old Vicarage is a 40 bed residential home.  Our Activities Assistants are essential in supporting the well being of our residents and ensuring there is a range of activities to suit their individual needs.

As an Activities Assistant you will be responsible for:

  • Planning and facilitating daily, weekly, and monthly events to encourage socialisation, relaxation, and recreation.
  • Plan, organise and run a varied and stimulating monthly programme of activities.
  • Establish links with, and encourage involvement of the local community in the home, e.g. schools, colleges, religious and voluntary groups and museums.
  • Involve relatives in the activity programme and attend relatives’ meetings as appropriate.
  • Monitor the effects of the activities programme and write notes on each individual/group activity session undertaken on the activities record sheets.
  • Control and maintain stock of materials and resources to facilitate the activities programme.
  • Participate in the mandatory training programme required of the home.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Previous knowledge and/or experience of working within a relevant and appropriate healthcare environment.

Skills and Abilities

  • Develop good and effective relationships with all aspects of the business internally and externally.
  • Ability to take a pro-active approach
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent attendance and time keeping record
  • Attention to detail
  • Manage and co-ordinate multiple tasks.

This is a part time role for 32 hours per week, this will include occasional weekend working.