Activities Coordinator

Yarningdale, Ripley

Position: Activities Coordinator 
Care home: Yarningdale
Location: Hollywell Avenue, Codnor, Ripley, DE5 9SG
Contract type:  Full time, 40 hours per week 
Rate: £10.42 / h 
Care home CQC rating: Rated ‘Good’ by CQC



Are you an enthusiastic people person who loves to bring the fun? As an Activities Coordinator, you’ll organise and lead meaningful and entertaining activities for the people we support. You’ll play a key role in empowering them to live fulfilled and happy lives.


This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference every day. Join us as our new Activities Coordinator/Life Skills Coordinatorat Yarningdale care home in Ripley.


About Exemplar Health Care

Yarningdale is part of Exemplar Health Care, one of the country’s leading nursing care providers. 


We support adults living with dementia, complex mental health needs and neuro-disabilities including brain injuries and Huntington’s disease.

As well as stable and secure employment opportunities, we offer great benefits and perks, and plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and progress.

About the role

Our Activities Coordinators organise creative and fun activities for the people we support. 


No two days will ever be the same, but your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • organising individual activity plans based on people’s unique goals and interests
  • fostering community spirit through group activities 
  • supporting people to maintain their current, and take up new, hobbies, interests and educational opportunities 
  • assisting people to become more involved in their local community
  • celebrating national awareness days, holidays and individual/collective achievements 
  • promoting choice, dignity and independence.

As part of our mission to make every day better, our high staffing levels give you the time to deliver truly person-centred activities, with a supportive team around you. 

Download our job description to read more: 


About you
Above all, you’re someone who identifies with our values of fun, integrity, responsiveness, success and teamwork.


You’re also: 

  • caring, kind and able to see the funny side of life
  • a creative thinker, always on the lookout for new activities and ideas
  • enthusiastic, encouraging and inclusive
  • a born organiser with a positive, can-do approach
  • great at listening and communicating
  • understanding of individual needs.

You’ll put people at the heart of everything you do. 

If you haven’t worked in the care sector before, we’ll help you feel right at home from the start with our induction, buddy and ongoing training programmes. 

We value relevant experience and qualifications, but they aren’t essential for this role. 

What we offer

We offer great rewards and perks including: 

  • regular supervision, peer support, learning opportunities and career prospects 
  • access to wages before payday with fastP.A.Y.E
  • retail and lifestyle discounts
  • free DBS check
  • 24/7 counselling and support
  • Blue Light Card eligibility.

How to apply

Sound good? We’d love to hear from you. Click the button to ‘APPLY NOW’. 


For an informal chat about joining us, call us on 01977 630830 or email


Please note, applicants must be authorised to work in the UK. We’re unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time.


About Yarningdale

Yarningdale is a specialist care home in Condor, Ripley that supports 20 adults living with complex mental and physical health needs.

The home has two ten-bed units, Robin and Wren, which gives it a homely and welcoming feel. You’ll usually work on one of our units so you can get to know the people you support and develop the clinical skills to support their complex needs.

We’re proud to be the only complex care home in Derbyshire, bringing this much needed service for local people.

About Yarningdale

Meet our colleagues

Phil works as a Health Care Assistant at our Dearnevale care home . This is his first care job following a 14 year career in the Royal Air Force. Despite not having any experience in care, the induction, support and training prepared him well for the role. Phil loves how rewarding it is to help people in a career in care.

Why work with us

About Exemplar Health Care

Exemplar Health Care is a leading provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs.

Our mission is to make ‘every day better’ for the people we support and our colleagues. 

We’re proud of the culture that we’ve created at Exemplar Health Care, which is underpinned by our vision, mission and values.

About us

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Learning and career development

Our sector-leading learning and development opportunities give you the skills and support to excel in your role and take your career to the next level.

  • Welcome induction and role specific induction
  • Care Certificate for new care colleagues
  • Exemplar Positive Behaviour Support (EPBS) training
  • Role specific apprenticeships, diplomas and qualifications
  • ABC of Caring programme for Health Care Assistants
  • Leadership and management development programmes

Career development

Rewards and benefits

Our care homes live and breathe because of the incredible colleagues who work in them.

Our rewards and benefits are just some of the ways we like to say thank you.

  • Paid DBS check
  • Lifestyle and retail discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access wages early via fastP.A.Y.E
  • Company Shop membership
  • Paid NMC membership for Registered Nurses

Rewards and benefits

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Exemplar Health Care's values

Our values

Our values underpin everything that we do and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our people.

We look for these values in everyone who works with us.

  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork

Our values