Permanent | Full time (37.5 hrs. per week), flexibility for the right candidate | Hampshire | up to £24,000 per year DOE

We have an amazing opportunity for a creative, passionate and inspirational leader to join our wonderful Day Opportunities team supporting adults with disabilities and learning needs to participate in a programme of activities and well-being initiatives.

Leading UK Disability charity, Enham Trust, is seeking an Activities Programme Manager to inspire, lead and manage a team of Activities Coordinators to plan and deliver a range of activities and exercise sessions which meet the needs of individuals. The role will require you to create a person-centred environment enabling maximum achievement.

The role

  • Manage and deliver a comprehensive activity programme, ensuring that it is person-centred and reflects individual requirements
  • Ensure that all relevant documentation is consistently completed in line with statutory and departmental guidelines
  • Leading the team to ensure that all staff are actively engaged in providing quality activities to our residents
  • Manage, support, develop and mentor team members within the Day Opportunities department.
  • Work in partnership with other external activities providers to provide, events, workshops and risk assess for health and safety concerns.
  • Develop strong links with the local community, colleges, businesses and build a network of volunteers in order to enhance and enrich the residents daily living experience.


Ideally have previous experience in planning and delivering a stimulating and varied programme of activities, outings, and events is desirable along with the ability to coordinate and lead a team of Activity Coordinators.

  • In addition, you will:
    Have experience of managing a team of Care Staff or Activities Coordinators in Residential Care Home or Day Centre and off site for arranging events and trips out.
  • Knowledge of programmes to promote purposeful activities health and wellbeing for adults with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions using outcome-based approaches.  
  • Have experience and relevant skills/qualifications to lead on developing bespoke activity packages that meet individual needs in line with the appropriate assessment of needs in partnership with external support including parents and health/social care professionals.
  • A desire and knowledge of disability to work for a supportive charitable organisation as well as strong interpersonal skills, and a proactive and collaborative approach to work.

For more information please see our job description and person specification.

What you’ll get

In addition, you will get:

  • Rising holiday entitlement starting at 33 days including statutory bank holidays
  • Discounted healthcare membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexi-time arrangements (dependant on job role)
  • Learning and Development scheme offering you internal and external training

The closing date for this vacancy is 18 July 2019
To apply, please email your CV and Cover Letter explaining why you think you are the perfect fit for this position to our recruitment team at [email protected] , quoting the job title and job reference: V90 in the subject field.


Enham Trust is accredited as a Disability Confident Leader; as part of this commitment all disabled applicants, who meet the minimum criteria, will be guaranteed an interviewed. To be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme it’s vital that you declare your disability, impairment or long-term health condition when you apply.

Enham Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from all eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy or maternity.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, provide two references and proof of right to work in the UK.