Activity Co-ordinator
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary £19,153.05
  • Closing date Monday, 31 December 2018
  • Location
  • Contact
    Name: Amy Williams
    Telephone: 01372 841100
    Contact address:
    QEF Independent Living Services
    Oaklawn Road
    KT22 0BT

Job Purpose

To create and implement a stimulating and enriching activity and leisure programme, from organised hobbies to group events both in the home and community, which promotes choice and independence and enhances the quality of life of each individual.  

Role Responsibilities

  • Identify the needs of the individuals and collective group and tailor the leisure and recreational activities and life skill programme to suit them ensuring each person’s information is included in their personal support plans and on individual timetables
  • Plan and organise a stimulating learning, leisure and recreational activity programme that will maintain interest and encourage participation, identifying any costs needed to implement the programme
  • Seek out or create opportunities for the residents to play active roles in the local community
  • Actively participate in the activities, both in the home and in the community, offering support and guidance to the residents and staff members as required
  • Quality assure the activities offered, seek the views of the residents and review general and individual programmes as required
  • Complete thorough risk assessments associated with the activities and take responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of the residents
  • Working as part of the multidisciplinary team, liaise with external agencies and attend annual reviews as required
  • Provide effective supervision and guidance to GAP students
  • Undertake personal care tasks as required when working with a resident in the home or the community ensuring dignity is maintained at all times
  • Ensure that all relevant information relating to the residents (e.g. concerning behaviour, personal development, medical incidents etc.) is relayed to appropriate staff members and recorded in accordance with QEF policy and procedures
  • Maintain accurate, concise, up to date and timely records and reports as required by the service in electronic and hard copy, whilst maintaining confidentiality as appropriate
  • Produce a newsletter outlining the activities undertaken, future plans etc that can be circulated to parents, funding bodies, other professionals etc
  • Participate in staff meetings and reviews of the service and contribute to the continuous evaluation and improvement of the service
  • To identify specific training needs for the staff team in relation to the leisure and activity programme
  • To assist in the organisation and implementation of individual, group and fundraising activities to promote and support each residents aspirations


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Pension and Life Assurance
  • Westfield Healthcare Cash back scheme and shopping discounts
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free on-site parking
  • Transport offered to and from main train station 
  • Care apprenticeships offered

Please click here to see the job description and person specification. 


Internal candidates: 

As we already have your QEF application form and CV on file, please submit a cover letter and statement explaining why you would be a suitable for this role

External candidates:

Please submit a covering letter outlining why you are interested in this role at QEF together with a current CV, or click apply now and complete an application form.