Activity Co-ordinator

Reference number: 42731

Title: Activity Co-ordinator

Hours: 22.5 hours per week, part time

Location: Dereham

Contract type: Temporary

Closing date: Thursday 26 July 2018

Salary: 17,118 - 18,943 per annum, pro rata (8.81 - 9.71 per hour)

Sense salary points: 19 - 22

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as an Activity Co-ordinator at our service in Dereham. This is a part time, maternity cover position, working 22.5 hours per week until October 2019.

As an Activity Co-ordinator you will encourage individuals to develop valuable, relevant life skills and experience a wide range of educational, recreational and leisure pursuits. You will support people with a range of disabilities to participate in a number of different activities offered at our Sense Centre, and to access facilities in the local community. You will also supervise team members and provide varying levels of support with personal care tasks.

About you 

We'd like to hear from you if you have experience of working with adults with disabilities, and ideally have knowledge of visual impairments, hearing impairments, physical disabilities and learning difficulties. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to plan and implement a varied activity programme.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate willingness to participate in training and development. You will need to communicate in a variety of different methods and be prepared to deal with challenging situations. You will also be expected to work on your own initiative and show patience and understanding.

About Sense

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Victoria Johnson via

No agencies please.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 2744 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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