Activities Manager Band 6

Band 6

Main area
Community Services
Band 6
Ful Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
CM Activity Organiser
East Ham Care Centre, Shrewsbury Road
£30,550 to £40,104 pa HCA Inc.
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ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified professional who is motivated and enthusiastic and may be looking for a new direction to manage the activities team at EHCC.
The post holder will:

Be responsible for the Activities & Voluntary Services Department in organising, implementing and evaluating activities for clients referred to inpatient and Day Hospital and Falls Prevention Clinic.

The post holder should have a good understanding of the needs of older people having regard to common health issues, and the ageing process as well as a good understanding of the Diversity of Newham.

To directly manage staff in the team and actively support volunteers and work experience students within the department. 

To promote the relevance of activities for older people to other agencies on behalf of the service.

You would be joining a small friendly and forward thinking service that is committed to high standards of practice. We will support you in developing your skills and in developing the service to meet the needs of the residents of Newham. We will also offer you the opportunity to participate in and other policy and service developments. We are committed to developing staff through regular supervision, appraisals, support in CPD and opportunities for career progression.

Contact details
If you would like to talk to somebody about this vacancy then please contact:
Contact Name
Joanne Kinsey, Senior Occupational Therapist at Day Hospital and Fothergill Unit.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joanne Kinsey, telephone 0208 475 2130, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127