Activity Coordinator

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Reference number: 45180

Title: Activity Coordinator

Location: Peterborough

Salary: £18,060 - £19,903 pro rata

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week

Closing date: 15/4/2021

Interview date: Thursday 22 April 2021

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense have a fantastic opportunity for an Activity Coordinator to join our team at our College in Peterborough. This is a part time role working 22.5 hours per week on a permanent basis, there is also an opportunity to increase the hours to full time (37.5) on a fixed term basis until August 2022.

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.

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.

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact

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 recruitment department on 0121 415 2744 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

To avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

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.


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Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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