Activities Assistant



Salary & Benefits

£7.93- £8.17 per hour

Vacancy Type

Part Time

Closing Date


Activities Assistant

32 hours per week


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.
  • You will have an Activities Coordinator that you will be working with.
  • 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.
  • Monitor the effects of the activities programme and write notes on each individual/group activity session undertaken on the activities record sheets.
  • 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 is not essential.

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 32 hours per week, this will include occasional weekend working. The hours for this role will be 9am to 4pm