Information Worker (Dementia Friends) - Bridgend

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Bridgend and District

Salary: £9,301.86 - £9,772.46 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 18 per week

Closing Date: 22 April 2021

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Richard Maiorano - richard.maiorano@alzheimers.org.uk

Information Worker (Dementia Friends) - Bridgend

Reference number: VAC2070

Office Location: Currently from home though the role will eventually be community based (BAVO Office, Maesteg)

Area role covers: Bridgend County

Contract type: Fixed Term (11 Months)

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59 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

The Information Worker (Dementia Friends) will raise the profile of Dementia across the Bridgend County Borough Area through the delivery of Dementia Friends Sessions to Businesses, Organisations, Schools and various other groups. They will play a part in the development and growth of the wider Dementia Friendly Bridgend initiative and overall help to improve awareness and access to appropriate support and services across Bridgend.

This post is funded by Bridgend County Borough Council via the Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (BAVO). At the time of appointment, the role will be home based though as Covid-19 restrictions ease you will be required to work from the BAVO Office (Maesteg) and will be required to deliver face to face Dementia Friends information sessions, all fully in line with BAVO’s office operating procedures and Welsh Government guidance and advice.

About you
You will possess an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent and have experience of providing information, preferably in regards to health or social care. You will have excellent public speaking skills and hold the ability to form quick relationships with a wide audience. A good understanding of the local area and an understanding of the issues faced by people affected by dementia will be beneficial.

As the local Information Worker, you will work with the wider Dementia Friendly Communities network in the Bridgend County Borough area to identify opportunities to deliver Dementia Friends sessions. You will also be required to inform people of the wider Dementia Friendly Community movement as well as signposting to appropriate services or training.

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. 

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