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Activities Co-ordinator (part time)

Location Tithe Lodge, Southam
Hours 25 hours
Salary £18,050
Contract Permanent
Division Customer Services
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Orbit is a fantastic business and one that’s really going places.

Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.

Over 50 years later, we’re one of the leading housing providers in the UK.  Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown.  But one thing that has never changed.  Our belief in people and what they can achieve.

Your role at Orbit.

We are looking for a part time Activity Coordinator to work at our Extra Care scheme based in Southam. Initially this will be on a long term contract basis, with the potential to be a permanent opportunity.

Working hours are 25 per week and can be discussed at interview. Ideally this would be spread over the working week, to support business need but can be flexible depending on requirement of successful candidate. (Salary shown is FTE)

You will be responsible for liaising with the customers to find out their needs and produce a monthly calendar of events, to support an inclusive friendly environment. You will manage and run some events but encourage customers to lead on others. Strong communication skills and ability to engage with customers will be key to make this role a success and promote wellbeing at the scheme.

What will help you make a difference.

  • An ability to listen to and relate to older people
  • Good communication skills
  • Self motivated, cheerful and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work in an organised and effective manner
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to work under own initiative as well as team working
  • Flexibility and adaptability, particularly with regard to working hours
  • Good standard of education
  • Knowledge of local resources for older people
  • Knowledge of health and safety issues including risk assessment
  • Ability and willingness to travel to meet the requirements of the role.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability.  As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit.

Why Orbit?

Rewarding your contribution.

We understand that everyone has different needs when it comes to benefits.  That’s why we have created an attractive benefits package with the option to select and purchase flexible benefits to suit your individual circumstances. 

Some of our core benefits include:

  • Group bonus potential up to 15% of salary
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the “Orbit day”
  • Private medical insurance
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more

Our culture and purpose.

We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference.  We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.

We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.

At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.

Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties.  Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive.  We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.

Work for Orbit.  Believe in people.

We have so much more that we’d like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.

We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.

Application deadline: 28 September 2021 - 9am