Activity Leader


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Full Time
Contract Details:
Up to £12.52 per hour, including weekend enhancements
Working Hours:
40 hours per week including weekends
Closing Date:
Job Types:
Activities & Companions
Bournemouth & Poole
Canford Chase

It’s more than a possibility

Activity Leader - £500 Welcome Bonus

Based at Canford Chase in Westbourne, this home is well situated with travel connections to Bournemouth, Poole and beyond. 

£11.02 per hour plus enhancements

Pay Breakdown:

£11.02 p/h basic weekday rate

Plus an additional £1.50 p/h weekend enhancement

40 hours per week. The hours of a team leader are typically spread across the  week (with alternate weekend working) with varied shift patterns spanning  across the day from breakfast clubs through to early evening activities all designed around the resident who is at the heart of all that we do.


Activity Leader

Are you an experienced Activity Leader looking for a fun and varied role where no two days will be the same? Are you enthusiastic, energetic and creative?  

We have an exciting opportunity for an Activity Leader to join our dynamic team at Canford Chase in Westbourne. This is a full time role with an hour rate of up to £13.74 per hour (inclusive of all enhancements).

Your Role

You’ll bring a breath of fresh air to Canford Chase, and play a vital role in enhancing our residents’ quality of life. You’ll inject fun and creativity into a calendar of engaging activities. Whether it’s an individual indoor session, or a lovely group day out, you’ll champion the residents’ wellbeing.

You’ll be responsible for managing and working closely with a supportive team of Activity Coordinators. You’ll manage rotas, work allocation, team budget and resident records, and you’ll strengthen your team through further support and training.

As our Activity Leader you will also support the organisation of fundraising, gala and themed Care Home events.

Our Benefits

  • £500 Welcome Bonus (terms apply)
  • Paid breaks
  • Support with professional development and diploma qualifications in Health & Social Care
  • Excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support *training to the nationally recognised ‘care certificate’ standard
  • Friendly team and great support network of internal professionals
  • Real career progression opportunities
  • Recommend a friend scheme
  • Annual pay review
  • Additional hours / overtime opportunities to suit your circumstances
  • Choice of hot or cold meals and drinks on duty
  • Free uniforms
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Background checks at no cost to you

About You

You’re more than just a confident leader; you’re a role model. You’re reliable, supportive and sociable. People feel like you’re making a positive difference to their day. Your approachable personality and infectious get-up-and-go attitude make you an excellent communicator and team player. You have a real passion for both organisation and entertainment.

About Us

Colten Care is an expanding family-owned business with 21 beautifully appointed nursing homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex. 

We have 7 rated services as ‘Outstanding’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we provide luxury residential, general nursing, dementia and short-stay care.

We are a prestigious, award-winning healthcare provider that champions the latest approach to person-centred care. Each of our homes has a distinct character while retaining that all-important sense of ‘home.’

Are you excited about this fun and creative role? If you think you could make your mark at Colten Care, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today!