Lifestyle Co-ordinator

Orkney Islands Council

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  • Reference: ORK03411


Pickaquoy Centre & St Colms Centre

Lifestyles Coordinator

34.5 hours per week
£23,381 - £25,589 / £26,045 - £28,582 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

The Lifestyles Service is located in Kirkwall with bases at the Pickaquoy Centre and St.Colms, providing person centred day services and employment skills development opportunities for adults with a range of learning disabilities.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated person to take forward the Scottish Governments agenda identified in “The Keys To Life” promoting collaborative working with the individual and across all partners; working to maximise individual’s health, wellbeing and quality of life.

You will need to have experience of person-centred planning, developing and reviewing support plans and delivering assessed outcomes. Effective leadership, organisational and communication skills are essential, as are a flexibility and ability to manage change.
The post holder will work across both bases depending on the requirements and needs of the service and service users.

To be appointed at G6
You should hold a minimum of an SVQ2 in Social Services and Health Care with a requirement to achieve an SVQ3 or HNC in Social Services and Health Care within 5 years of appointment.

To be appointed at G7
You should hold a minimum of SVQ3 or HNC in Social Services and Health Care or equivalent.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children and adults.

To discuss the post further, to arrange a visit, or for further information please contact Ross Groundwater, Registered Manager or Alison Bews, Senior Lifestyles Coordinator on 01856 886394 or 01856 873217

Closing date: Sunday 23 June 2019

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

Applications must be made online at

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