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Groups Coordinator, OPAL

  • Full time
  • £24,446 – £26,857
  • Bathgate
  • Closing 19th August 2019

  • Advertised from 2nd August 2019
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • plus pension


Cyrenians is a charity working towards a society that truly values and includes all. Our Vision is of an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality through our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.


Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) Service provides support to people typically over 60 living in the West Lothian area who are suffering from or at risk of loneliness and isolation. The OPAL service offers a combination of: One to one support, Group activities, Telephone support and Volunteer Drivers.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team, to be responsible for coordinating the design, delivery and evaluation of the group activities programme. The post holder will also provide line management to staff, as well as building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.

You will be highly organised, have project management experience, and be able to manage a diverse workload to prioritise effectively and meet deadlines. You should have previous experience of all aspects of volunteer (or staff) management; and also be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and database systems.

Working within the OPAL Service provides an opportunity to support people who may otherwise be lonely and isolated. This role plays a crucial part in ensuring that we continue to provide high quality services. Previous experience of working within the voluntary sector or with older people is essential. You should also have an understanding of dementia, and the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Innovation in the work that you do.

Application notes

For full details and an application pack please visit,

call 0131 475 2354 (during working hours),

or e-mail:

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Monday 19th August: Noon

Interviews will be held in Bathgate on: Tuesday the 3rd and Wednesday the 4th September