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The pandemic hit the employment market hard, and as a result, many lost their jobs or were placed on temporary or low hour contracts.

To support Glasgow City Council residents, we created 26 week paid employment programmes to provide opportunity to start in a role where there is no previous experience. During the 26 weeks, full training is given as the candidate gains valuable work experience whilst receiving a wage.

Following on, some may be invited to stay in the role or if this is not possible, our Advisers will assist them to source further employment. Either way, our goal is to support Glasgow residents to their desired end result.

Activities CoOrdinator

Learn how to support the planning, preparation and evaluation of activity programmes which will enhance the quality of care provided to residents in Local Authority Older People Care Homes.

Main Duties

  • To liaise with Residential management team the planning and preparation of a range of activities which are suitable for older people with a variety of needs, will contribute to social stimulation and an increased feeling of being well
  • To identify the needs of individuals and collective groups and tailor activities to suit them and develop a monthly calendar of planned activities
  • To research, source and develop activities appropriate to all residents, in particular those with dementia and physical disabilities
  • To liaise with outside agencies to bring activities into the unit
  • To identify resources out with the unit that residents and staff can be part of.
  • Encourage and motivate residents and staff to take part in and be responsible for activities
  • To assist in the management of the budget available for activities in conjunction with the service managers
  • To organise provision of transport for relevant activities
  • To link with local communities/surroundings to establish appropriate links
  • Assist with escorting residents and service users to/from activities
  • Maintain records in line with the partnership’s procedures

Key Responsibilities:

Work effectively with the wider team and community to promote, lead, encourage, enable, and facilitate people to join in meaningful activities whilst maintaining their independence, choice, dignity, to enable them to lead as full and active life as possible.

Support staff to create a stimulating and varied programme of leisure activities and social events, inside and outside of our communities, for people residing in our communities to enjoy. Work with each new person to understand their likes/dislikes.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, along with a positive, enthusiastic, and understanding manner and have a flexible approach to the working locations and needs of the service.

The ideal candidate will be well presented, demonstrate excellent customer service, and can deal with assigned tasks and have experience within the following:

  • Good general education including competence in the use of English language both written and spoken
  • Caring tolerant, flexible and ability to communicate with and relate to older people.
  • Previous experience with vulnerable people.
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Knowledge and skills in promoting individual care and independence, particular to the needs of older people

The finer details

We are recruiting exciting, fixed term supported employment opportunities for Glasgow city residents who are actively looking for work.

Successful applicants will be offered up to 26 weeks paid work placement, 16 hours per week, paying £10.90 per hour, earning a weekly wage, holiday entitlement and other employee benefits. Shift times to be discussed and agreed with employer.

A bank account or credit union account (in employees name) is required to receive wages.

How to Apply:

Existing JBG customers please contact your JBG Adviser to register your interest in this opportunity.

New customers must be registered with JBG. To book a Registration Appointment please call our Customer Service Team on: Freephone 0300 123 2898 quoting your interest in this opportunity.

Please note, you are required to provide proof of address and proof of current benefit (where applicable).

Dates for your diary:

  • Application closing date: Tues 26th Sep 2023
  • Job interviews: week commencing Wed 27th Sep 2023
  • Job start date: Mon 2nd Oct 2023*
  • Job location: Pollok, Glasgow

*An Induction day will take place on Fri 29th Sep