Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator – Merton

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Merton

Salary: £18,251.20 - £18,988 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £2,880 if applicable)

Working Hours: 28 per week

Closing Date: 01 July 2021

Interview Date: 25 or 29 June (via Zoom)

Contact: Jo Malyon -

Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator – Merton

Reference number: VAC2277

Area role covers: Merton

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date

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 Merton a more dementia-friendly place?  Have you got the drive to raise awareness and enable people with dementia to live well in a community which is working to become more dementia-friendly? You will be approaching organisations, groups and individuals and encouraging them to take action. You will be encouraging and supporting the local Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Community to expand and move forward to continue to make Merton a place where people with dementia can live well. The role involves supporting the Dementia Friendly Community to consult with people with dementia and carers on their priorities locally. You will be promoting a better understanding of the condition across communities in order to reduce stigma and discrimination and promote independence for people living with dementia.

About you

You will be confident speaking to a group and able to get people on board. You will be well-organised and flexible with good time management skills.  The successful candidate will be numerate and literate with good interpersonal and communication skills. You will be able to travel across Merton.

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 flexible working which contributes to a good 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. 

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