At Hightown, we`re a housing charity that builds homes and supports people. Within our Care and Supported living schemes we work with a diverse range of clients groups including people with learning disabilities, people with mental health problems, young people and adults experiencing homelessness and women who have survived domestic violence.
We have an opportunity for a full time Activities Manager who will work across all our services for someone who has the right values, behaviours and attitudes to be the difference which are:
- Putting our residents and service users first
- Treating people with respect, promoting independence and choice
- Developing passionate and committed teams
- Being cost effective without compromising standards or safety
If you share our values, we`d love you to work for us.
Who we are looking for
Youll have previous experience of creating and running a range of engagement activities within a health and social care setting as well as good administrative and organisational skills. A sense of fun, being creative and enthusiastic is essential with the motivation to improve the quality of lives for the people we support. We`re looking for someone who:
- Is able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Can plan appropriate support for service users
- Has the ability to communicate with other professional organisations in the community
- Is able to work with individuals whose support needs are complex and whose behaviours may be difficult
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with an enthusiastic and `can-do` attitude who can make a real difference to our schemes by managing and delivering a range of activities for our service users.
About the role
As an Activities Manager with Hightown, youll take the lead creating, sourcing and delivering a suite of activities designed to increase service user engagement and improve the quality of care and outcomes of those people we support.
Youll engage and energise Hightown staff to bring their own skills, interests and abilities to deliver activities across all relevant mental health and learning disability services. Youll also play a key role in engaging with external partners in the local community to source opportunities for our service users.
We want to make sure each individual can pursue interests they enjoy most and that means youll have a real impact on their lives. Monitoring the success of these activities will be pivotal.
If this sounds like the right opportunity for you or you want to have an informal chat, please contact Samantha Culverhouse, Recruitment Manager on 01442 292277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a considerable benefits package which includes:
- Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days per year, including statutory bank holidays, rising to 35 days with service
- £28,236pa for a 35 hour a week contract
- Regular support from your line manager and colleagues
- Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
- Monthly attendance bonus on top of your basic salary
- Annual salary and cost of living review
- Commitment to health and wellbeing with the Five Ways to Wellbeing
- Ongoing professional development and support to deliver outstanding support
- Workplace pension scheme and life assurance of three times your annual salary
- Access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use at work
- Access to COVID-19 vaccinations
- Refer-a-friend scheme: Earn a £130 bonus for each friend you refer to work for us
- Friendly and supportive team environment
- Employee assistance helpline
- Mileage paid for car usage
- Well-equipped on-site gym
Hightown is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. We believe everyone should have a home and the support they need, so our aim is to build new homes and to provide excellent housing and support.
We currently manage over 7,500 homes from our head office in Hemel Hempstead and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff. We have an annual turnover of £90 million and a development programme that will deliver over 400 new affordable homes each year.
If you are interested in joining our friendly team, please download the job description and click apply below.
Appointment to this position will be subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS, right to work, reference and medical checks.
Closing date: Wednesday 26th May 2021
Interviews: Monday 7th June 2021
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.
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