Activity Group Co-ordinator – Part time, FTC Lancing United Kingdom

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Activity Group Co-ordinator – Part time, FTC
Lancing, West Sussex
Together we can make a real difference
Belonging to the Royal Voluntary Service community means inspiring volunteers to support the nation’s health and wellbeing. It means tackling the most pressing social issues in a workplace full of opportunities.
We’re now looking for an Activity Group Co-ordinator to join our wonderful organisation and make a real difference in the lives of older people in Lancing, on a part-time basis for a fixed term contract until 31st March 2024.
As an Activity Group Co-ordinator, you will facilitate the delivery of activities and support groups for people living with dementia and their carers/families.
The Role
You will plan and deliver activities in line with best practice for people living with dementia, including Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, quizzes, reminiscence and many more, ensuring group activities inform, educate and provide structure and support.
Additionally, you will assist with co-ordination of volunteers, supporting, encouraging and motivating them, input data entry for group members and volunteer information and ensure compliance with standards, policies and procedures at all times.
Working Hours
This is a part-time role, working 20 hours per week until 31st March 2024.
What you’ll need:
– Knowledge and experience of dementia (personal and/or professional)
– An understanding of the need for client confidentiality
– Excellent communication and listening skills
– Good organisation and facilitation skills
– Ability to proficiently use standard IT systems
– A full, valid driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance (mileage paid / reimbursed)
Experience in a care or support environment would be beneficial to your application, as would an understanding of collaborative working.
Experience of delivering group-based experiences and an understanding of the value of such activities for people living with dementia would also be advantageous.
Why you should join our team
We’re proud to be in the top 25 not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK, based on ratings from Indeed. As a valued employee at Royal Voluntary Service, you will benefit from the following:
– £10.05 per hour
– 25 days’ holiday (pro rata) plus paid statutory Bank Holidays (pro rata)
– Six weeks company sick pay
– A great pension scheme
– The chance to make a positive, lasting impact on people affected by dementia
– Laptop, mobile phone and printer
– Travel expenses reimbursed for all business miles (45p per mile)
– Enhanced Family Leave schemes
– An employee benefits package that gives access to an exclusive rewards website to get discounts and cashback online
– A 24-hour doctor line, financial support with dental/optical and other therapies
– A free and confidential employee assistance programme with up to six face-to-face sessions counselling included
– Extensive online and on the job training to ensure you will succeed in your role
– Opportunities to discuss flexible working
– Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
– The chance to make a positive, lasting impact that changes lives, communities and society
How to apply
Please select the apply button shown to be brought through to the application process. You will need to answer some screening questions as well as uploading your CV. You will be contacted by a member of the team once your application has been reviewed.
Here at Royal Voluntary Service, we're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be a charity that's representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective.
We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!
Dates to bear in mind
The closing date for applications is the 18th October 2022. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Other organisations may call this role Activity Group Officer, Community Activity Officer, Community Activity Co-ordinator, Dementia Group Activity Co-ordinator, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Volunteer and Activity Co-ordinator, Activities Co-ordinator, or Support Co-ordinator

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