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Hythe Zest Coordinator, Bright Shadow


Job Summary

Zest Coordinators are the friendly, reassuring and consistent face of Bright Shadow's award-winning creative art Zest groups for people living with and affected dementia.

Job Description


To support people living with and affected by dementia to fully access their Zest group.

To support professional artists in delivering creative sessions for people living with dementia and their supporters.

To liaise with participants and their families and to carry out administrative duties between each weekly session.

POST REPORTS TO: Projects Coordinator


HOURS: 5 hours per week, 42 weeks per year.

SALARY: £24,057 Pro Rata

Job Requirements

Essential Competency

Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills and empathy

To undertake an enhanced DBS check

Knowledge/understanding of dementia

Excellent organisational skills

Experience liaising with community partners

Sensitive to people's needs and the safeguarding of vulnerable adults

Competent IT skills, including social media

Good initiative and ability to work independently

Desirable Competency

Experience of preparing risk assessments

Previous experience working with older adults

Experience of supervising volunteers

Experience of working for an arts organisation

Please go to www.brightshadow.org.uk to find the whole application pack.

Job Responsibilities

In sessions you will work closely with artists and volunteers to deliver safe and high quality art experiences. You will provide a welcoming, safe and comfortable space for participants to enjoy the session and model participation to encourage participant engagement.

You will contact participants prior to each session to remind them about the session and to offer companionship/signposting/support.

Please go to www.brightshadow.org.uk to find the whole application pack.

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How to Apply

Please fill in the application form that you will find on our website www.brightshadow.org.uk

No CVs please.

Applications should be emailed to: recruitment@brightshadow.org.uk

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