Assistant Activity Coordinator x2

Vacancy posted: Thursday, 13 October 2016

Salary: 17,864 - 18,709
Location: Gorebridge

Closing date: 27 October 2016
Job ref. no.: MID01362

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Opportunities exist at Newbyres Village Care Home for 2 part time Assistant Activity Co-ordinators. You will assist with the planning, development, co-ordination, and implementation of activities for Care Home residents, including group activities and one to one support. Previous experience of working within a residential care setting is desirable.

You should be able to work without direct supervision and have a responsible and self-reliant approach with the ability to respond to unplanned situations in a calm and flexible manner.

Vacancy Information

Position Title: Assistant Activity Co-ordinator x2

Directorate: Health & Social Care

Location: Newbyres Village Care Home

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 18 Hours per Week

Working Pattern: To be agreed with successful candidates

Weeks per year: 52

Closing date: Thursday 27 October 2016

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 18 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £8,932.16 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults.

Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Adults. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

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Less than 10 miles south of Edinburgh city centre and with a population of around 80,000 people, Midlothian is a county of contrasts - steeped in history with its diverse historical buildings and picturesque mining villages, yet attracting new developments, both residential and commercial.

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