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Activities Co-ordinator




Penfold Lodge, 8-10 Penfold Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1JN

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,734.11 per annum


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Are you an enthusiastic individual looking for a new challenge within the care sector? Priory Adult Care is looking for a creative activities co-ordinator to join our team at our service Penfold Lodge in Clacton-on-Sea 

Penfold Lodge is a care home for 18 adults (male and female) who have enduring mental health problems. We provide low secure, locked and open, recovery focused rehabilitation and community housing to support patients' safe and positive reintegration into the community. Our care includes individualised residential care for children, young people and adults, requiring treatment of acute or severe and enduring eating disorders.

The Role

As Activities Co-ordinator you will look to create, plan and organise an interesting and varied program of daily activities, entertainment and events, promoting the wellbeing of the residents. Duties may include the following:

  • Liaise with external companies to organise entertainment
  • Listening to the residents though conversation and questionnaires to aid producing a popular program of events/activities/entertainment
  • Develop a rapport with local community churches, schools, gyms etc,
  • Work alongside care staff, coordinating hairdressing/chiropody visits etc.
  • Organise raffles & fund raising events for the residents to be actively involved in. Supporting residents understanding when fundraising for a chosen charity
  • Documenting involvement in daily care records
  • Generating specific activities care plans and planners for those we support depending in their need and risk presentation to support stimulation and minimise incidents
  • Be an active member of the staff team in reviewing the care plans relating to activities on a monthly basis
  • Completion of activities centred audits
  • Generating risk assessments around specific activities

The ideal person will be organised and have some experience working with in the care sector, therefore being able to understand the needs of residents aiding activity choices. No experience as Activates Co-ordinator is required but a positive, enthusiastic attitude is a must.

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to on-going training
  • 28 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension options 

Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland, and the cost of this will be covered by Priory Group. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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