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Wellbeing and Activity Lead

  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4518
  • Published: Tue 04/01/2022, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 18/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: From £27,741 to £32,910 per annum (Grade H)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Birchwood Care Home, Newbury, Berkshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Wellbeing and Activity Lead for West Berkshire Council care homes.

West Berkshire Council are looking to recruit an experienced Wellbeing and Activity Lead to manage and supervise the Wellbeing and Activity Team working across West Berkshire Council Care homes.

With a significant amount of experience in planning and managing successful activity programmes within care homes and with formal qualifications in this field, the successful candidate will be a dynamic leader who can inspire the newly structured Wellbeing and Activity Team.

West Berkshire Council run four care homes, two in Newbury, one in Thatcham and one in Kintbury. We are planning to increase the Activity Assistants working across the homes from four to six and a Wellbeing and Activity Lead is being recruited to lead this small, but vital team.

The roles main responsibilities will be:

To manage and lead the Wellbeing and Activity Team across the West Berkshire Council (WBC) owned Care Homes

  • To line manage six activity assistant staff members
  • To ensure planned activity and interventions are supported by an adequate evidence base
  • To undertake “activity assessments” and support the Wellbeing and Activity team to be able to access the resources to do so
  • To manage the care home wellbeing and activity expenditure

 The post will report into the Admission and Engagement Manager, Jenn Bunce.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.

For an informal discussion about this role, please email on: Jennifer.bunce1@westberks.gov.uk

In accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, from 11th November 2021, all care home workers, other visiting professionals and interviewees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an exemption. From this date you will be required to provide appropriate evidence of your vaccination status.

It is important to be aware that in order to be fully vaccinated by 11th November 2021, you must have received your first dose of the vaccination by 16th September 2021.

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  • Job Description
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4518
  • Published: Tue 04/01/2022, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 18/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: From £27,741 to £32,910 per annum (Grade H)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Birchwood Care Home, Newbury, Berkshire

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