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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/08/2020.

Diversional Activity Co-ordinator

Job Reference: 325-A-20-100638R

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Therapies, Farnham Road Hospital
Guildford, Surrey
£20,771 - £22,199 inc fringe HCAS

This post will close as soon as sufficient applications are received - we are unable to accept late applications after the post has closed.

Are you a good team worker? Do you have initiative? Are you flexible? Are you organised, creative & dynamic? Can you solve problems as they arise? Do you have effective communication and interpersonal skills? Maybe you have experience in a caring environment? Would you like to work with people who are experiencing mental health problems and promote Recovery?

If the answers are yes, then we would like to hear from you.

An opportunity has arisen for a Diversional Activity Coordinator to join our Acute Care Service based at Farnham Road Hospital. The Acute Care Service is a fully integrated team and you will be working within the Inpatient Unit, Home Treatment Team and our Acute Therapy and Diversional Engagement Service.

Our Service is committed to working in partnership to deliver high quality care and a recovery based approach to mental health services. The team is multidisciplinary and provides a variety of therapeutic interventions including Occupational Therapy and Psychology.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible person to plan, design and run recreational activities with people that use our service. Your role would include facilitating activity groups to meet people’s needs and interests. You will also work with people to maximise their independence and support their recovery.

In return, you will enjoy working with a supportive, experienced, enthusiastic team and will benefit from the Trusts commitment to staff development, supervision and training. We will offer you an active clinical supervision infrastructure, an individually tailored development plan; opportunities to gain breadth of experience across mental health areas and of course the boost to your career of playing an important role in the development of our service.

The post is supported and supervised by the Acute Therapy and Diversional Activities Service Manager.

If you would like to discuss the post in more detail please contact Juliet Wort 01483 443680 or email

Please note that all salaries shown are based on whole time of 37.5 hours per week for non-medical roles and 40 hours per week for medical roles, part time roles are pro-rated accordingly.

The Trust aims to ensure that no job applicant or employee is unfairly disadvantaged on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status/civil partnership, religion/belief or trade union status. The Trust is committed to the employment and career development of people from ethnic minority backgrounds and people with disabilities.

The Trust would encourage applications from people who have experience of using Mental Health & Learning Disability Services.

We reserve the right to close this post early should we be overwhelmed by applications. Please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please do not hesitate to contact us to make an offline application within the original timeframe.

Existing work permit holders should be aware that if the post they are applying for is a promotion or with a different Trust, a new work permit application will have to made. We are unable to guarantee the outcome of the decision of the Home Office.

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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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