Royal Hospital Chelsea – Activities and Hobbies Manager


Are you passionate about enhancing the lives of our Chelsea Pensioners through engaging activities? Join our team as an Activity Assistant and play a vital role in fostering meaningful activities for our residents.

Under the guidance of the Activities and Hobbies Manager, you will lead and encourage our Pensioners to participate in activities that promote their independence, choices, and dignity, allowing them to embrace life to the fullest.  From initiating lively group interactions to fostering one-on-one connections, your creativity will have no bounds.

Whether it’s bringing the past to life through interactive history sessions, art workshops that ignite creativity, or fitness sessions that invigorate the body, your role will encompass a wide array of activities that cater to every interest and ability.

To be successful in this role you will need a passion for providing activities that enrich the lives of our Pensioners, coupled with experience in delivering activities for both individuals and groups.  Excellent cross-generational communication, strong organisational skills and good IT skills are important to succeed in this role.

This is a part time role working 36 hours which includes a paid meal break.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be necessary, but we provide time off in lieu for events outside regular working hours. The salary for this role is £25,500, pa.

If you are enthusiastic about creating engaging, then we want to hear from you.

The closing date for this role is 16 September.

Please send applications to

As we expect a significant number of applications for this position, we will only be contacting successful candidates. If you have not received any communication from us within the two weeks following the application deadline, kindly consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

About us.

The ethos of the Royal Hospital is one that puts a premium on selflessness and companionship.  Our values of nurturing belonging, respect individuals, encourage pride and enjoy life underpin that ethos. We are united in a shared purpose, living and working together and ensuring everyone has a place in our diverse social and military community.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is dedicated to equality, diversity, and inclusion, where all backgrounds and abilities can reach their full potential. We pride ourselves on attracting a wide range of talent, removing potential barriers, and promoting equal opportunities. We know, the more varied and inclusive our teams are, the better our organisation will be for our community. We are a Disability Confident employer dedicated to hiring diverse talent and ensuring you are treated with respect throughout the recruitment process and upon joining our community.

Our selection process.

Should your application be successful you will be invited to a formal interview where you will be asked questions relating to your experiences and key requirements of the role. If you are successful after the interviews we will:

Ask for references from those you have listed on your application form

Check your right to live and work in the UK

Check any declarations you have made on your application form

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