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Activity Coordinator


Between £10.01-12.00 Per Hour

Full Time

The Hamlet Centre

Closing Date: 15/08/22

We are looking for people who are organised and can support a team of Support Workers. The role is working within our adult day service.  We are looking for committed, friendly, patient individuals, with good communication skills, who are able to build positive relationships with our Hamlet Users and staff.

Do you have experience coordinating activities. Are you creative and able to generate ideas?

Can you demonstrate an enthusiasm, energy and want to get involved in activities?

Are you an excellent team player with a flexible approach to your work?

Do you understanding the importance for Hamlet Users to be given choice, to be involved, to have fun and socialise, to gain have new experiences and be given opportunities?

Do you have the ability to communicate with a wide range of people of differing abilities?

Do you have an understanding of the experiences of disabled people and their families, and an appreciation of the barriers to inclusion that they may face?

In return we offer a quality training package, and a varied fun day. Access to Bluelight Card.

The Hamlet is committed to safeguarding and ensuring that all aspects of recruitment reflect this. Short listed candidates will be invited to a formal (virtual) interview.

This role can be physically demanding or has potential to be physically demanding – further details can be found in the risk assessment in the application pack.

Please read the Job Description below for full details of the role.

Safeguarding Statement

The Hamlet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will find our full Safeguarding Policy as part of our application pack to read before completing your application. We are committed to ensuring that all aspects of recruitment reflect this. Short listed candidates will be invited to a two-part Warner and role related interview.

COVID 19 Measures

Due to the current COVID 19 situation, those selected for interview may be invited to attend via Microsoft Teams if face to face interviews are not possible.

Role Details

Hours: 36 Hours, 5 days per week, Monday-Friday.

Annual Salary for full time: 36 hours – £19,281.60 rising to £19,656.00.

Hourly rate – £10.30 moving to £10.50 after completion of the probationary period.

Closing date: 15/08/2022

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy before the stated closing date, therefore early applications are encouraged.

Interview date: Rolling interviews.

Please note, you must be over 18 years old (or over 17 years old for bank support worker applications) to apply to work with us.

Purpose and Scope of the Role.

The Hamlet Adult Services provide support to young adults with disabilities and complex health needs through a wide range of individual and group activities at our centre  and within the community.

As Activity Coordinator you will plan and run creative group and individual activities in line with Hamlet Users wishes and needs.

You will be responsible for directing Support Workers and completing risk assessments in line with activities.   We aim to ensure that Hamlet Users, whatever their ability, can take as full a part as possible in their chosen activities.

You will be constantly looking for new opportunities / activities to engage Hamlet Users both in centre life and within the local community.

Supporting our Safeguarding Commitment:

You will be required to hold a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and have supplied at least 2 satisfactory references before starting work. Any conviction or adverse report relating to care, children, vulnerable adults, or dishonesty would make a candidate unsuitable for this role.

To Apply:

We’d love it if you could submit your application online by downloading our application pack, completing the forms, and sending them to admin@thehamletcharity.org.uk

If you require an alternative method of applying, or documents in a different format, please give our HR Team a call on 01603 215193 or send an email to admin@thehamletcharity.org.uk

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