Activities Co-ordinator

Reference number: 43559

Title: Activities Co-ordinator

Hours: 14 hours per week

Location: Knapwell

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 30 September 2019

Salary: Circa £18,300 per annum, pro rata

Interview date: To be confirmed

Job advert:

We’re looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as an Activity Coordinator at our college in Knapwell working 14 hours per week on a permanent basis.

As Activities Co-Ordinator you will be working with young adults with complex communication needs, and associated learning difficulties and physical disabilities, supporting them to access a variety of activities and opportunities.  Your role will include line management of support staff, collecting and collating evidence to produce Person Centred Review documents, and setting and leading activity sessions, and supporting the Centre management in daily operations.

In line with our commitment to support people in the most flexible and person centred way we can, you may sometimes be asked to work in different services or settings in the future. 

About the role

You will lead activity sessions based in both the day centre and the wider local community. You will contribute to the planning, development and implementation of sessions as well as maintaining the area as a safe and functional learning environment. You will also supervise Support Workers.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

About you 

Experience of implementing activities with an emphasis on learning outcomes is essential as is a progressive outlook to disability issues. An artistic, creative or sporting background is desirable.

The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and also be an excellent communicator, and team working skills, literacy, an awareness of disability needs and flexibility.

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

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.

Sense Centre is located in Knapwell, approximately 10 miles outside of Cambridge.  We are not located on a public transport route, so applicants must have alternative means of travel. There may be opportunities to drive the Centre minibus; training is provided, and a full driving licence is required for this.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact the recruitment team on

No agencies please.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. 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 please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 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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