Activity Group Co-ordinator (Part-Time, FTC)Birmingham, West MidlandsTogether we can make a real differenceBelonging 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.We re currently looking for an Activity Group Co-ordinator to join us on a part-time basis for a fixed-term contract until the 31st March 2024. You will work 24 hours per week, consisting of six hours per day across four days of the week.OverviewAs an Activity Group Co-ordinator, you will facilitate the delivery of 18 activity and support groups across Birmingham and Solihull, for people living with dementia and their carers and/or families.The RoleSupporting the Service Manager, you will plan and deliver regular groups across the region and create and deliver a wide range of activities.You will prepare and set up sessions, processing and supporting new referrals to the groups, as well as seeking feedback from those attendees and adjusting group delivery accordingly.Your duties will include:- Preparing, setting up and closing down each session- Arranging refreshments and/or meals for the groups- Performing a range of administrative duties- Receiving and actioning referrals- Recruiting, supporting and co-ordinating volunteersWorking hoursThis is a part-time role working 24 hours per week, across four days, on a fixed-term contract until the end of March 2024.What you ll need:- Knowledge and experience of dementia (personal and/or professional)- An understanding of the need for client confidentiality- Excellent communication and listening skills- Good organisation and facilitation skills- The ability to proficiently use standard IT systems including MS Office, Word, Excel and databases- A full, valid driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance (mileage paid or reimbursed)Experience in a care or support environment would be beneficial to your application, as would experience of delivering group-based activities. An understanding of the value of group activities for people living with dementia would also be advantageous, as would an understanding of collaborative working.Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to pre-employment checks. This may include a DBS check.What you get in returnWe 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 £10.05 per hour- 25 days holiday (pro rata) plus paid statutory Bank Holidays (pro rata)- Six weeks company sick pay- A great pension scheme- The chance to make a positive, lasting impact on people affected by dementia- Laptop, mobile phone and printer- Travel expenses reimbursed for all business miles (45p per mile)- Enhanced Family Leave schemes- An employee benefits package that gives access to an exclusive rewards website to get discounts and cashback online- A 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 counselling included- Extensive online and on the job training to ensure you will succeed in your role- Opportunities to discuss flexible working- Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career- The chance to make a positive, lasting impact that changes lives, communities and societyHow to applyPlease select the apply button shown to be taken through to the application process. You will need to answer some screening questions as well as uploading your CV. You will be contacted by a member of the team once your application has been reviewed.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.Join Royal Voluntary Service and together we can change lives, change communities and change society.Dates to bear in mindThe closing date for applications is 12th October 2022. However, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.Other organisations may call this role Activity Group Officer, Community Activity Officer, Community Activity Co-ordinator, or Charity Activity Group Co-ordinator.This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.