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Thank you for your interest in SWALLOW Charity. We are a local charity based in Westfield, carrying out our work within Bath and North East Somerset. This role provides an exciting opportunity to make a direct, positive difference to local teenagers and adults with learning disabilities.

SWALLOW was founded in 1993 and the charity now supports over 130 members, providing tailor-made support to enable them to live their lives to the full as independently as possible.

SWALLOW is user-led which means that our members are at the heart of everything we do. Our members have a say in all of the courses, activities and events that we run. This role is integral to empowering every individual and to maintaining the high standards and variety that our members expect from us.

Percy Group Leader Job Description

Job Title:  Group Leader

Hourly Wage: £11.02 (Leader Pay Scale)

Hours:  10 hours per week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.30-14.30

Place of work: Percy Community Centre, Bath

Reports to:   SWALLOW Courses Manager

Job Purpose:
To lead the group on a Tuesday and Wednesday at the Percy Community Centre.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the Courses Manager to develop a structure for the running of the group.

  2. Plan sessions, recipes for cookery and ensure all necessary equipment is available for the group to run smoothly on a weekly basis.

  3. Through therapeutic development support the group to develop skills and gain confidence.

  4. Be responsible for the general welfare of the members whilst they are attending the group along with other support workers.

  5. Manage and support any volunteers and support workers when appropriate.

  6. Show around and introduce new members to the group.

  7. Complete monitoring forms for all attending to help assess and evaluate.

  8. Attend reviews of members or provide feedback as required to the courses development manager.

  9. To work within the SWALLOW risk assessment framework to provide support that minimises risk in the least restrictive manner.

Other Information

All SWALLOW employees are expected to comply with statutory requirements and SWALLOW’s employment policies while carrying out their work. This post is one of continual development and the post holder will be encouraged to develop skills and capabilities, including participation in projects and training events. Accordingly, the range of duties and responsibilities outlined above may change from time to time to reflect the changing needs of SWALLOW.  All employees and Trustee board members are CRB checked.

Equal Opportunities
The post holder must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to SWALLOW’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

Performance Review
Overall performance will be formally assessed and reviewed regularly, with additional informal assessment taking place as necessary.

Health & Safety
All employees are subject to the Health and Safety at Work Act. The post holder is required to pro-actively comply with their duties as described by SWALLOW’s Policy and objectives for health and Safety.

All employees are required to work in a confidential manner in all aspects of their work.

Percy Centre Group Leader


£11.02 per hour


10 hours per week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9.30-14.30

Contract Type:

Subject to the successful completion of a 6-month probationary


Percy Community Centre, Bath

Close Date:

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

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