Job reference: 164216
Salary: Band 3 (£25,468 - £27,486)
Job closing date: 03/10/2023
Job Type: Nursing and Midwifery
Location: Bellsdyke Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 19/09/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Mental Health In-patient Wards

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We are delighted to announce exciting opportunities available within the mental health services, in NHS Forth Valley. We are looking for applicants who have an interest to work as an activity coordinator within our rehabilitation ward Russell Park.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic, caring and compassionate individuals who are keen to work within a mental health inpatient setting.   The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and should possess good interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal).  

The role of the Activity Coordinator is wide and varied and will support the delivery of care under the direction of registered mental health nurses.  The main focus of your job will be to develop, implement and evaluate an activities programme of social, recreational and therapeutic activities.  This will be a combination of a range of activities to provide group and individual sessions which promote physical, social and mental well-being. This will be provided within the ward and wider community to facilitate social inclusion and community integration with all other sectors.   Please see the job description for further details of the role.

The successful candidate should be committed to the provision of high quality, patient focused care; have a flexible approach to service needs and a genuine interest in working with patients within a mental health setting.  The candidates should have a commitment to the welfare of adults with mental health issues and their needs in terms of quality of life and rehabilitation.  The individuals require to have the ability to work independently and effectively as part of a care team and be confident enough to use own initiative.   Previous experience within health and care settings is required.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

For informal enquiries contact

Senior Charge Nurse Russell Park  – H Fleming Tel 01324 550807/ 567209

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NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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