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Activities Assistant


Fornham House Care Residence

Salary & Benefits

£11.50 per hour

Vacancy Type


Closing Date

Thursday 25 July 2024

  • Activities Assistant 

    Fornham House, Bury St Edmunds 

    £11.50 per hour 

    24 hours per week (includes alternate weekends)

    Healthcare Homes are recruiting for an Activities Assistant to join our team at Fornham House in Bury St Edmunds.

    Our Activities team are fundamental to the residents’ sense of wellbeing and social enhancement.  You will ensure the activities schedule in the home plays a key part in ensuring the routines and daily activities they undertake are varied, stimulating and fun. The role really enables you to bring out your creativity, adapting activity programmes that respect individuals needs while also establishing links with the local community to encourage their involvement and increase social interaction.

    Whether you are an experienced Activities Assistant or are looking to start a new career in a rewarding and fulfilling role, we can provide you with a thorough induction and training programme to further develop your skills along with the support and guidance of a well-established team who truly value their colleagues.

    In return we offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

    • Company Pension
    • 5.6 weeks paid holiday pay
    • Refer a Friend scheme worth up to £1000 per person
    • Employee Assistance Programme to support your mental health and wellbeing
    • Extensive training courses through our Healthcare Homes Academy
    • Qualifications and Apprenticeship opportunities including Advanced Healthcare Practitioner
    • Blue Light Card offering a number of discounts across retail and hospitality
    • Recognition and Long Service awards

    Fornham House is well hidden and has many private areas on the grounds for privacy and quiet space. Residents can relax in the extensive gardens with seating areas surrounded by colourful flower beds and mature trees. The home has several lounges offering plenty of space for social activities, and there are patio and garden areas for summer and outdoor relaxation.

    Established in 2005, Healthcare Homes Group has an existing portfolio comprising of 48 residential and nursing homes located across East Anglia and the South of England. We are a Top 20 provider within the care sector and our ethos is to deliver the best person-centred care to all our residents.

    If you are looking for a new and rewarding role and want to be part of our growing team of healthcare professionals, then get in touch or apply today.

  • About Fornham House

    At Fornham House we are fortunate to be nestled in extensive grounds with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. The home itself is well hidden and has many private areas on the grounds for privacy and quiet space.

    The staff here are keen to promote as much choice and independence throughout the home - we find this approach works very positively among residents.

    To find out more about Fornham House follow this link