Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator (Southwark)

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: London

Salary: £13,420.20 - £13,962 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £2,180 if applicable)

Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 24 September 2020

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Jacqui Brownhill - j.brownhill@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator (Southwark)

Reference number: VAC1538

Office Location: Home-Worker with access to Kennington

Area role covers: London Borough of Southwark  

Contract type: Fixed term, until March 2021

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59 on the closing date. When completing your personal statement, please refer to the person specification.

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

Do you want to help make Southwark a more dementia-friendly borough?

Dementia Friendly Communities operate across the country to promote a better understanding of the condition, in order to reduce stigma and discrimination and to promote independence for people living with dementia. You can read more about Dementia Friendly Communities here.

Southwark CCG has funded a project to support the development of a Dementia Friendly Community in the Borough. Now in its sixth year, you will be supporting the Dementia Friendly Community group, made up of stakeholders from across the borough, to adapt to the challenges of coronavirus and social distancing. Sustainability will be at the forefront of your approach, so that the group can continue to operate once the funding for the post is withdrawn.

You will receive training to effectively engage with and involve people affected by dementia and your role will include ensuring that the Dementia Friendly Community puts people affected by dementia at the heart of their work.

This is a varied role which includes engagement with people affected by dementia, volunteers, businesses, charities, local councils and community networks.

Supported by our comprehensive learning and development programme, you be working to ensure that Southwark is an accessible and supportive Borough for people affected by dementia for years to come. 

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further.

About you

You will be a confident communicator, who’s able to influence others to get behind a campaign or idea. You will be well organised, have good time management skills, and will be capable of taking the initiative to manage your day-to-day workload. You will understand the needs of people affected by dementia and will show a willingness to listen and learn from others.

You will understand the motivations and needs of those who volunteer their time for the project and will put sustainability and long-term impact at the heart of everything you do.

The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE level or above, with good interpersonal and communication skills. This post involves travel across the Borough.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

Additional Information

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If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

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