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The Odell Centre is a Day Activity Centre based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

This exciting role involves delivering social, leisure and recreational activities to our members aged 18+ who all have a learning disability or mental health issue.

The successful candidate will be required to work out of the Odell Centre for 35 hours per week Monday – Friday 8:30am - 3:30pm. However, there will be an expectation for the successful candidate to be flexible and undertake occasional work outside of regular contracted hours.

The successful candidate will require a current full driving licence to include entitlement to drive a minibus with up to 16 passenger seats (D1 on driving licence).

The successful candidate will need to possess key personal qualities such as being a great team player, with a positive can do attitude and personality, have a very strong work ethic, be empathetic and highly reliable in character and possess a great sense of humour.

Previous experience of working with vulnerable adults or in a day centre type setting is not essential for this role. We are far more interested in appointing the right person with the right character who possesses the essential practical skills as detailed below. This position might appeal to somebody looking for a career change.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check (DBS) and the receipt of two satisfactory references.

Essential pre-requisite practical skill requirements of the role, which you will need to evidence, include:-


A proven track record in and an in-depth knowledge of HORTICULTURE, as you will be responsible, in tandem with the Senior Activity Co-ordinator, for the planning, development and implementation of the Odell allotments and garden annual planting schedule.

You will also need to have excellent WOODWORK skills and be able to deliver woodwork based activities.

Possess general all-round excellent practical skills, so as to assist the Senior Activity Co-ordinator with odd job type maintenance work in and around the Centre.

A background in fishing would also be advantageous in this role but is not essential.

You will also be expected to help out as and when required on a wide range of other activities delivered to our members.

For full job details please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification within the Application Pack.

Salary: £20,493 per annum

Annual Leave: 36 days per annum (inclusive of all 8 Bank Holidays)

Position Type: Full-Time (Permanent)

Closing Date Deadline for completed applications: 1pm Monday 7 June 2021

Method of Application: Ring Odell Centre on 01562 69683 between 9am and 3pm Monday –Friday or email to request an application pack.

Please note: The Odell Centre works with individuals who are clinically vulnerable, therefore this Post is subject to the successful candidate having had or be willing to have (if not yet offered due to age) a Covid-19 vaccine, unless exempt on medical or religious grounds only.

If the successful candidate for this post indicates that they believe they are exempt from the Covid-19 vaccination requirement, the offer of employment will be dependent on an occupational health assessment or review of the religious grounds put forward as appropriate.

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