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Meaningful Activities Facilitator

Job Reference: 358-1905413-COR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Patient Experience, Meaningful Activities
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester

Do you enjoy a challenge and being creative? Are you passionate about improving the wellbeing of people living with dementia? Would you value working as part of an established team in an acute hospital?

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for anyone who is passionate about supporting patients with dementia, and is creative in finding ways to do this in an acute hospital ward.

The Meaningful Activities Service supports our patients with dementia to take part in activities that they enjoy to help their general wellbeing, and keep up their usual daily routine and skills. The post holder will be part of the Meaningful Activities Service within Patient Experience across Leicester’s Hospitals, creating and providing activities to meet the needs of each individual.

The successful post holder will be expected to rotate through a variety of clinical areas in line with service delivery, and work a pattern of days, evenings and weekend shifts.

You will be required to organise a wide variety of activities, from reminiscence to games through to arts and crafts. You will work with small groups of patients and with individuals depending on need. The post holders will also be required to ensure that staff and volunteers are supported through training in the delivery of meaningful activities with patients.

We need a person who communicates easily and sensitively with people with dementia and their families. You should be someone who has initiative, who can organise your workload and time, and work independently. You will need to have experience of working with people with dementia and/or experience of providing activities for individuals or groups. You will be provided with training relevant to the post.

This is a rotational post, which provides the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings across University Hospitals of Leicester, including older peoples wards, Emergency Department, Acute Admissions wards, and other areas.


Hours of work: Day, evening and weekend working, to include a variety of long and short shifts.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Justine Allen, Older Peoples and Dementia Sister 0116 2585384

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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