Community & Sport

Activity Group Co-ordinator (Part-Time, FTC)

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Activity Group Co-ordinator (Part-Time, FTC)
Field-Based in and around Birmingham

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.

Through the gift of voluntary service, our volunteers provide much-needed support for over-stretched public services. They work at scale in the NHS, freeing up staff to dedicate more time to patient care and within communities to give practical help and support to people when they need it.

Our people are a welcoming team of individuals from every background who support one another to be their best. They are also some of the country’s most compassionate and dedicated people who step forward to help make society better connected and more inclusive – where everyone can thrive.

We’re currently looking for an Activity Group Co-ordinator to join us on a part-time, fixed-term contract until the end of March 2024. The role will involve regular travel in and around Birmingham to visit different support and activity groups.

Your role

As an Activity Group Co-ordinator, you will help provide support to people living with dementia and/or their carers by delivering engaging activity and support groups.

You will assist the Service Manager to co-ordinate and deliver high-quality activities at weekly group sessions with the aim of supporting people to feel healthier and happier.

Specifically, you will:

– Co-ordinate and deliver activity groups
– Design and deliver activities within the groups
– Prepare, set up, and arrange refreshments/meals for groups
– Promote awareness of the groups, processing referrals
– Recruit, develop and motivate volunteers
– Perform a range of administrative duties
– Gather and act on feedback from attendees
– Travel to deliver to the support groups in your area

About you

To join us as an Activity Group Co-ordinator, you will need:

– Experience in a care or support environment
– Experience of delivering activities, preferably within a group setting
– An understanding of the value of group activities for people living with dementia
– Knowledge and/or experience of dementia (professional or personal)
– The ability to proficiently use standard IT systems
– GCSE qualifications in Maths and English at grade A-C
– A full, valid driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance

This role will require a DBS check.

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:

– An hourly rate of £9.27 per hour
– The chance to make a positive, lasting impact that changes lives, communities and society
– An employee benefits package that gives access to an exclusive rewards website, 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 built-in
– Opportunities to discuss flexible working
– Access to award-winning e-learning and development
– Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
– A great pension scheme
– Enhanced Family Leave schemes
– Six weeks company sick pay
– 25 days’ holiday (pro rata) plus paid statutory Bank Holidays (pro rata)

Join Royal Voluntary Service and together we can change lives, change communities and change society.

How to apply

If you think you’d succeed as an Activity Group Co-ordinator, please select the apply button shown to be brought through to the application process.

The closing date for applications is the 19th December 2021 with interviews scheduled for the 6th January 2022.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

This role is part-time working 12 hours per week, across two days, on a fixed-term contract until the 31st March 2024.

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!

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Other organisations may call this role Service Co-ordinator, Operations Co-ordinator, Service Administrator, Volunteer Co-ordinator, Community Support Co-ordinator, Service Delivery Co-ordinator, or Service Delivery Administrator