Care UK

Vacancies

Lifestyle Lead

  • Job Reference
  • SYS-7716
  • Location
  • Middlesbrough, Cleveland
  • Job Copy
  • You
    You’re a caring, fun-loving person with a passion for helping older people stay fit, active and independent. You’re an excellent motivator and an inspiring leader. And you’re good at building friendships – so you can get to know residents and create tailored activity plans based on their individual interests and ability. Most of all, you recognise what a vital role activity and exercise can play in the physical and mental well-being of older people. You’re willing to go the extra mile with your team to make a big difference to our residents’ lives.

    Your role
    Reporting to the Home Manager, you’ll lead a small team of lifestyle co-ordinators. You’ll work closely with your team to create interesting, tailored activity plans for every resident. You’ll take time to get to know residents and their relatives – to find out which activities or hobbies they find stimulating. You’ll also be responsible for organising outside trips for residents and involving the wider community in the home. It’s a hugely varied role that’s both challenging and rewarding. With quality training and lots of support, we’ll help you make a big success of it.

    As Lifestyle Lead at Care UK, you can look forward to:
    ∙ Competitive pay – we pay more than the average
    ∙ Fast-track career options
    ∙ Quality training to develop your skills
    ∙ Flexible hours
    ∙ Stakeholder pension
    ∙ Childcare vouchers
    ∙ Thousands of online and in-store discounts

    About Care UK
    We run over 120 homes and day clubs across the UK. We provide residential, nursing, dementia and end-of-life care for older people. As one of the UK’s leading care home providers, our goal is to help every employee fulfil his or her potential – with first-class training and support.

  • Where you'll work
  • The Willows care home offers quality care in a warm, relaxed and homely atmosphere.

    The Willows is a modern, purpose-built care home set in a quiet residential area of Middlesbrough and is sometimes known locally as Woodside Resource Centre. We offer specialist nursing, residential, respite and day care for older people who have Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

    We also offer a flexible day care service to older people living in the area who have dementia, as well as compassionate and supportive end of life care.

    We work hard to make sure residents feel comfortable, settled and happy. Our team at The Willows spend time getting to know residents so that we can provide personalised care and offer the food and activities they like most.

    We encourage residents to stay active and there’s something for everyone with regular outings, visits from professional entertainers and activities such as painting, memory games and card making. We even have a ‘wandering pathway’ within the home, so that residents with dementia are able to explore freely. You can learn more about daily life at The Willows here.

Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.