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Wellbeing & Activities Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £21,372
  • Thorntree Mill, Craigmillar Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2022

  • Advertised from 30th August 2022
  • Salary: £21,372.50. Full time, 35 hours per week (Occasional Evening/Weekend working may apply). Contract type: 3yrs.


Rowan Alba is currently recruiting for a Wellbeing & Activities Coordinator for our new Thorntree Mill Service located in Craigmillar Edinburgh. Thorntree Mill is designed around the needs of its tenants and provides the highest level of care at home and housing support.

This is an exciting role to work as a dynamic and motivated Wellbeing & Activities Coordinator where you will help promote independence, dignity, and quality of life, always in a person centred caring and supportive environment. Understanding individual personalities, feelings, and lifestyle to enable us to provide each resident with personalised activities relating to their unique interests, making meaningful activity an essential part of care, so our tenants can live each day in the way they want.

You will be passionate about providing a varied 5-day programme of activities to stimulate and keep our tenants engaged, you will work in close conjunction with the support team, where you will build good relationships with the tenants and relatives.

The ideal candidate will have a creative flair, strong organisational skills, and the ability to relate well to people from all types of backgrounds. You will need to be sociable and able to communicate well with our residents and external activity providers. Previous experience in a similar role or environment would be beneficial and a robust induction will be given.


  • Responsible for providing stimulation and encouragement to tenants through entertainment, activities, and community links.
  • You will help our tenants maintain active and independent lives through the creation and delivery of individualised activity plans based on their interests, abilities, and life experience.
  • Coordinating a calendar of entertainment within Thorntree Mill for both indoor and outdoor activities.
  • To ensure a variety of daily activities suited to tenants’ lifestyles are taking place in-house throughout the day.
  • To formulate an activity profile for each individual tenant through liaison with support staff.
  • Build relationships with tenants, their friends and family members tailoring individual lifestyles.
  • Liaise with senior staff in respect of relative medical or care information regarding tenants.
  • Recruit and maintain volunteers.
  • Coordinate volunteers to deliver activities.
  • Guide and lead the volunteers and provide regular support and supervision.


  • Previous experience of creating a 5-day programme from scratch and organising activities within a residential would be beneficial.
  • Understanding of the different types of activities tenants will enjoy.
  • Creative flair with a range of practical skills e.g., arts & crafts.
  • Ability to motivate and engage people with good negotiation skills.
  • Ability to plan a calendar of activities.
  • Able to create an environment where residents feel able to participate and contribute ideas.
  • Experience on leadership

What are some of the benefits we can offer you?

  • 28 days annual leave + 4 bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Flexible working in discussion with Team Leader

If you want be part of this exciting journey and join our new residential service, we would love to hear from you to discuss this fantastic opportunity further.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

You must possess or be willing to work towards a suitable qualification in line with the SSSC Regulatory Requirements.

Application notes

Closing Date: 25 September 2022

Interviews will be held: Week commencing 3 October 2022, specific date & time TBA

If you are interested in the role, please complete the application form and return it to Kirsten Shuttleworth – or by post to FAO Rowan Alba, 1 Lochrin Square, 92 - 98 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA.

For an informal discussion about the post, you can contact Declan McKiernan on 0131 555 5240 or email

Please note, CV’s will not be accepted.

The successful candidates will be subject to a PVG and reference check.