VAC2713 - Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Community Based

Salary: £20,363 - £21,603 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 04 February 2022

Interview Date: To be confirmed (interviews will be conducted through Zoom or Teams)

Contact: Leanne Stephens - 07484 931922

VAC2713 - Dementia Support Worker

Office Location: Community based

Area role covers: London Borough of Greenwich

Contract type: FixedTerm – 2 years 

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.

Are you someone who can help people maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, putting them in more control of their lives? If this sounds like you, we can offer you a stimulating and challenging career as part of our team.

About you

We are looking to welcome an approachable and enthusiastic Dementia Support Worker who will be based at Queen Elizbeth Hospital, Woolwich, London.

This is an amazing and rewarding opportunity providing support and guidance to people living with dementia and their carers.  We strive to help people to maintain independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting people in more control of their own lives. We promote a person-centred service so that our support is unique to each individual, based upon their own aspirations and needs. 

You will have;

  • Passion to support people to maintain their independence improving their sense of well-being, putting them in more control of their lives
  • Solid and compassionate understanding of the needs of people affected by dementia
  • Ability to work inclusively with people affected by dementia, along with an understanding of the need for client confidentially.
  • Great communication skills, adapting your approach to ensure understanding at all levels
  • Networking and influencing skills and the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure.
  • Good IT skills and experience working with databases.
  • Ability to travel across boroughs independently where required.

This is a great opportunity to join our team providing personalised support to people diagnosed with dementia and their carers, helping them to maintain their independence.

You will;

  • Supporting people to access vital services.
  • Improve people’s sense of well-being, and have more control of their lives.
  • Assist with the identification of needs and providing information and access to relevant services.
  • Promote our amazing service and build relationships with a range of health and social care professionals.
  • Support people affected by dementia with the transition from hospital back to ‘home’.

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 is like to be an employee at the Society.

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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 £16 pounds a month (full-time).

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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

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

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