VAC3165 - Dementia Connect Local Service Manager (Tees Valley, North & East Yorkshire)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home based.

Salary: £33,438 - £36,515 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 27 May 2022

Interview Date: 13 June 2022 via Zoom or Teams

Contact: Linda Haggie - linda.haggie@alzheimers.org.uk

VAC3165 - Dementia Connect Local Service Manager (Tees Valley, North & East Yorkshire)

Reference: VAC3165

Location: This role is home based within the area of Tees Valley, North and East Yorkshire, with travel within the area as needed.

About Alzheimer’s Society:

We are Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity. We are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. We provide help and hope.

Dementia can devastate lives, but we won’t stop until we improve everyone’s experience. By 2025, 1 million people will be living with the condition in the UK, and many millions more carers, partners, families and friends are affected.

We provide help - we support people affected by all types of dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times. Whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to us for practical advice, emotional support, and guidance to the best next step.  

We provide hope - we are, and we empower people affected by dementia to be, a leading force for change - using cutting edge research and influencing to push for breakthroughs that’ll change the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future.   

Together, we will make sure people living with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

About the role

We have an exciting new opportunity for an inspirational leader to join our team as a Dementia Connect Local Services Manager. You will provide leadership and management to local service teams across Tees Valley, North & East Yorkshire holding responsibility for the management and delivery of specific contracts, while supporting the Area Manager to deliver the Alzheimer’s Society’s strategy.

You will lead the local delivery of services across a designated area, ensuring that those services are of high quality, person centred, safe and that people affected by dementia are at the heart of all service delivery. 

You will have direct line management responsibility for Dementia Support Workers/Advisors who provide support and guidance to people with dementia within a person-centred approach. 

The Dementia Connect Local Services Manager will report directly to the Area Manager and will be a member of the Tees Valley, North & East Yorkshire management team. There will be a requirement for travel across the designated area with expenses paid in accordance with our expenses policy.

About you

As a Dementia Connect Local Services Manager you will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to build and nurture relationships with stakeholders to ensure that the lived experience of people with dementia is shared widely so that it can influence decision making, service quality and delivery, in line with our strategic priorities. 
  • Have knowledge of key roles in the Health & Social Care sector and is confident in managing relationships within this sector, to ensure we are the go-to organisation for all things dementia related.
  • Have experience as a great people manager having led teams to deliver high performance outcomes and work collaboratively to provide an excellent service.
  • Be someone who truly role models our values and behaviours in all they do.
  • Work effectively with internal teams to achieve mutual outcomes.
  • Have experience successfully managing change from start to end.
  • Be highly organised and able to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Possess a positive and proactive attitude to challenging situations and problem solving, using a collaborative and engaging approach with your team.

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

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm in the evening of the closing date

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.  Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband. For our home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £26 pounds a month (full-time)

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. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here.

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