We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Community Support Group Facilitator

Closing date: 09/10/2023

Reference: REQ104910

37 hours / Fixed-Term

27,344 - 29,439 *

Within Ceredigion

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Community Support Group Facilitator to join our Porth Cymorth Cynnar service. This is a fixed-term contract ending 31/03/2025.

About the role

To develop skills within community groups to increase individual and community resilience. This will include working with groups in raising awareness, promoting and facilitating activities around age friendly / dementia friendly, carers wellbeing and resilience, as well as inclusivity within our communities.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent listening, presentation skills and confidence in talking to a range of people at operational and strategic levels both in groups and on a one-to-one basis.
  • The Ability to think, creatively and innovatively and to put ideas into effective action whilst demonstrating openness to new ideas.
  • Specialist knowledge of a number of key areas of practice facing communities in Ceredigion, especially people living with Dementia, Carers, Disability, Social isolation and working with Older people.
  • An understanding of group work skills, including setting boundaries, facilitation, and motivation.

We welcome applications from non-Welsh speakers. All successful applicants requiring support to learn/improve their Welsh language skills will be offered funded lessons, during work time, to help reach the desired standard.

Our offer to you

We are committed to developing our people and will not only provide support to enable you to quickly and confidently take ownership of this role’s key areas of responsibility but in addition, we are committed to supporting your development in order that you can progress your career with us.

In exchange for your skills and commitment we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible working, competitive annual leave allowance, enhanced family benefits, lifestyle savings and employee health and wellbeing packages.

We believe work-life balance is very important. To support you in achieving this, you will have access to the following discretionary benefits:

  • Hybrid Working: Subject to certain conditions being met, you may choose to work from home or in an office location.
  • Flexi-time: Hours may be worked within a defined bandwidth, Monday to Friday, subject to service needs.

More information about our wide-ranging employee benefits can be found here.


Interviews will be held on 26/09/2023.

Additional Information

We welcome applications from candidates seeking a secondment. It is recommended that line manager/employer permission is sought before applying to ensure you may return to your substantive post once the secondment has ceased.

We will consider applications from individuals seeking job share.

Job Description and Person Specification

Get in touch

For further information and an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Sara Humphreys on 01970633563 or email connecting@ceredigion.gov.uk.

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Cymorth Cynnar – Community Wellbeing and Learning

We provide early help, prevention and intervention services to a range of groups and individuals across the County. Our aim is to identify need and offer support before issues and concerns become too great and more formal intervention is needed. Our key functions include: