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Solihull, Showell Lane, Meriden, Coventry, CV7 7HZ

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




37.5 Flexible including evenings and weekends

Job Advert Role Description



Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

At Priory Hospital Solihull, we pride ourselves on our family values and treating each other with respect, valuing contributions and a real team effort for improving patient experience.

Priory Hospital Solihull is a 31-bedded mental health rehabilitation service for a males and females aged 18 and over. The service is arranged across three separate wards and is for patients who have severe and enduring mental illness, which might include treatment resistant conditions.

We are an independent sector hospital however all of our patients are NHS patients and we work very closely with local NHS trusts to ensure promote recovery and facilitate discharge at the earliest opportunity that is safe. We have a diverse and extensive MDT including Ward Managers, Deputy Ward Managers, Nurses, Consultant Psychiatrists, Speciality Doctors, Healthcare Assistants, Administrators, Housekeepers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Maintenance, Catering staff, Therapy Assistants and a Senior Management Team on site.

We pride ourselves on excellent working relationships with patients, families and external agencies to support collaborative working and ensure clear communication throughout the care pathway.

Our wards are:

Arley Ward - 10 bedded female rehabilitation ward

Elkin Ward - 10 bedded male rehabilitation ward

Millison Ward - 11 bedded male rehabilitation (community facing) ward


This is a new role within the hospital and we are therefore seeking 4 Activity Co-ordinators to work across all 3 wards of the hospital.

Working alongside the nursing and therapy teams you will provide assistance to professional and clinical staff with the planning, implementation and evaluation of recreational activities in order to improve emotional well-being and quality of life of patients.

At Priory Hospital Solihull, we believe that it is crucial to look after your physical health in order to help maintain a good mental health, therefore; you will also be a key part in helping to promote and provide physical activities for patients alongside other therapeutic sessions. 

Previous experience of working with this patient group is desirable but not essential
A positive, can-do, solution focused attitude
Great organizational and planning skills
Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
Driving is essential as it may be required to facilitate patients appointments/trips (drivers must have held a full license for 3 years with no more than 6 points)

Shifts are long days and alternate weekends; a degree of flexibility is required to meet the needs of the service.
Week 1: Mon, Tues, Sat, Sun
Week 2: Wed, Thurs, Fri

Please be aware that local responsibilities may vary slightly from the company job description.

In return:

Generous annual leave entitlement and study leave to attend further training
An extra days holiday to have your birthday off
Subsidised meals on duty
There will opportunities for career development
Opportunity to take a lead role within the hospital – eg. Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Participation & Engagement Lead
Extensive training through our online Priory Academy as well as face-to-face training
Access to a pooled wellbeing fund which is used to improve health and wellbeing of the team at Priory Hospital Solihull
Access to kitchen with free hot and cold drinks, breakfast and fruit
Our independent Employee Assistant Programme can offer confidential emotional and practical support and advice to colleagues, 24/7
Company pension scheme
Enhanced maternity leave
Free on-site parking
Flexible benefits including reduced rates and access to new schemes including gym membership, IT technology (laptops / tablets / smartphones) and private healthcare
Long service award
Refer a friend bonuses
Relocation support (including payment for accommodation or moving costs) up to £3000 (Terms apply)

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Chris Spence (Director of Clinical Services) on 01676 525 050.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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