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Activity Coordinator
Ref: CYG34763

Maidstone, ME14 5FT
£24,384 per annum
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 29 February 2024

Are you a proactive and motivated individual keen to gain work experience in the Mental Health Care field?  

We are looking for a full time Activities Coordinator with a passion for delivering excellent care to develop, plan and implement activities for our patients based on Saltwood and Kingswood Ward at Cygnet Hospital Maidstone.

As an Activities Coordinator your main job role will be to co-ordinate, design and deliver a co-produced, personalised activity programme, that is occupationally balanced, risk-assessed and fully resourced, so that all individuals have the opportunity and are encouraged to engage in at least 25 hours of meaningful activity each week.

You will work as part of the ward nursing team, and closely with other Hospital departments and teams and must be flexible and able to work a shift pattern which covers evenings and weekends on a rota basis. We will also consider part time hours.

Previous experience of working in a Mental Health hospital is preferable, but not essential as full training will be provided and ongoing opportunities for professional development.

In this role you will:

  • Support Occupational Therapy team in delivering meaningful activity to patients
  • Complete interest checklists with individuals to identify their activity preferences
  • Contribute towards the planning, coordination and delivery of personalised therapeutic activity programmes within established protocols using indirect supervision, working autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Create and update activity risk assessments, in relation to timetables.
  • Ensure the provision of staff, space & materials for all activities
  • Share information effectively and concisely in routine situations (effective daily documentation; attendance at meetings to handover information; face to face handovers of information to colleagues)

In return we’ll offer you:

  • Paid Holiday including 2 extra days annual leave for your birthday and anniversary date
  • Employee NHS - discount savings (Bluelight Card)
  • Regular coaching and support
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
  • Free Private Health Care
  • Subsidised meals on duty
  • For further details on all our benefits, please visit

Service Description

Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is our state-of-the-art, 63 bed mental health facility for adults situated in the Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone.

The hospital is purpose built to meet the latest national specifications for improving mental health within a therapeutic environment. The hospital will provide an important and much-needed service for local patients from Kent.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

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