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Meaningful Activities Facilitator

Job Reference: 358-2566641-ESM-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Acute Frailty Unit
Leicester Royal Infirmary although the service covers all three sites, Leicester
£19,737 - £21,142 pr pa

This a rotational post which may include evening and weekend working.

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 people with dementia, and is creative in finding ways to do this in an acute hospital ward.

The Meaningful Activities Service support people with dementia to be involved 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 and environments 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 based on the persons individual needs, which may include reminiscence, 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 people’s wards, Emergency Department, Acute Admissions wards, and other areas.

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

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJocelyn Plante –BekennJob titleMeaningful Activity Team LeaderEmail addressjocelyn.plante-bekenn@uhl-tr.nhs.ukTelephone number0116 2585384Additional contact information

For further information please contact

Meaningful Activity Team Leader Jocelyn Plante –Bekenn

0116 2585384

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments 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 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. As it is unlikely the Trust would be 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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