Job activities coordinator in Redruth, England at NHS

Job Details

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Company NHS
Company Website Hiring Organization
Company Address London, United Kingdom
Industry Insurance Carriers
Sector Insurance
Salary 24336 - 22816 GBP per ANNUAL
Job Location Redruth, England

Job Description

Meaningful Activities Coordinator

Band 3

Main area
Activity Coordinator
Band 3
Part time - 30 hours per week
Job ref
£22,816 - £24,336 Per annum
Salary period
06/08/2023 23:59
Interview date

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We pride ourselves in striving to be an employer of choice.

Strategic Themes

Great Care

  • Care based on what matters to people.
  • Care provided at home or close to home.
  • Improvement through learning, research and innovation.
  • Prevention and alternatives to hospital.

Great Organisation

  • Buildings that support health and wellbeing.
  • Technology enabled care.
  • Care teams are supported by responsive corporate services.
  • Safe, efficient, effective and productive.

Great People

  • A place people love to work and feel valued.
  • Living our values with staff (all voices count).
  • Attract, grow and develop talent.
  • Leaders with compassion, who continuously learn and listen.

Great Partner

  • Encourage and enable effective partnerships.
  • Joined-up community services.
  • Work with others to maximise workforce opportunities.
  • Reduce our impact on the environment.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Job overview

Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital is a busy community hospital with a variety of services including an MIU department, out-patient department, Xray department and two wards – Lanyon and CATU. Both wards encompass a multi-disciplinary team approach providing treatment and rehabilitation for patients in Cornwall. We provide an innovative opportunity to support our patients to receive high quality care and remain close to home.

We are looking for a Meaningful Activities Coordinator to join our MDT on CATU, part time 30 hours per week.

The post holder will provide meaningful activities for the patients who are admitted to the wards and will require the successful candidate to work flexibly, including weekends and evenings. There is the emphasis on music therapy so having musical skills would be desirable.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be someone who is able to work under their own initiative, to motivate and encourage patients within a positive and active environment. The role will require good motivational and physical activity skills and the ability to use own initiative to provide activities. You will be working closely with the multidisciplinary team to provide meaningful activities for patients.

Qualifications and proven experience in vocational activities, arts or complementary therapies, horticulture etc. would be welcome. Candidates should have an interest in group work with an understanding of the value of structure and activity in improving mental health.

Individuals who are self-motivated and can work independently are encouraged to apply.

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Qualification to level 3 or equivalent experience in relevant subject (eg. health and social care)
  • Experience of providing social and recreational activities in group settings and with individuals
  • GCSE Maths & English or equivalent qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with people who have cognitive, physical, learning disability or challenging behaviour.

Skills and Aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Ability to use persuasive, motivational and reassurance strategies to build rapport and engage patients in activities
  • Personal practical or creative skills eg. craft, music, art, cookery,physical activities
  • Able to self-motivate and work on own initiative

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to changing environment and patient’ needs

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust welcomes and values individuals with lived experience of mental or physical ill health joining our workforce. We aspire to have a culture that develops, promotes and supports lived experience roles - throughout the organisation.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

Job Location

Redruth, England

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