Cyrenians Opal Bathgate are recruiting a Groups Support Assistant

Hours of work: 9-15 hours per week.
Salary: £10.82 per hour
Area: East of Scotland
Location: Bathgate
Status: Casual/Sessional Work
Closing date: 24th July at 12 noon

It’s an exciting time for the OPAL service as we look to build on and expand our groups and group activities in the West Lothian area. We provide a range of group activities which help older people to stay connected, independent and feel part of their community. We encourage them get to know people locally, make new friends, share hobbies and interests, and to live every day to the full! We’re now looking for a dynamic individual to join the team to work alongside the Groups Coordinator on a sessional basis to support the delivery of groups within the West Lothian area.

You’ll need to have an understanding of how group activities can support and promote self-worth, but we’d also like you to bring your own friendly personality, encouraging approach and enthusiasm to the groups you will support. There are currently four established weekly groups for which you will plan an ongoing range of interesting and varied activities. Gathering feedback from attendees is also important as we are always looking to explore new ideas to ensure we offer plenty of options and variety. Previous experience of working with older people would be an advantage but isn’t essential, more importantly is your warm, compassionate, friendly nature and organised, professional approach. Working within the OPAL service provides an opportunity to support some of our most vulnerable clients who may otherwise be lonely and isolated.

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.


Application details: For full details and an application pack please visit, call 0131 475 2354 (during working hours), or e-mail:

CVs will not be accepted.

Application Notes:

Closing date is 12 noon on 24 th July 2017.

Interviews will be held on the 3 rd August 2017

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