Side by Side Coordinator

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Stoke on Trent

Salary: £18,251.20 - £18,988 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 28 per week

Closing Date: 27 June 2021

Interview Date: 6 July 2021

Contact: Louise Walker - louise.walker@alzheimers.org.uk

Side by Side Coordinator

Reference number: VAC2210

Area role covers: North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 12pm 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

Are you ready to be part of developing and shaping an exciting service for Alzheimer’s Society? Are you passionate about supporting people with dementia to retain or re-engage in hobbies and interests or have the opportunity to take up new activities?

At Alzheimer’s Society, we invest in research, raise awareness of dementia and provide over 2000 local services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Side By Side is a new and innovative service being developed to tackle social isolation and loneliness for people with dementia.

The Side by Side service is key to building this supportive community, by offering meaningful companionship regardless of where someone lives.

We already know that Side By Side has helped people with dementia to meet new people or catch up with old friend, enabled them to do things they enjoy and for some, to try new things.

About you

Using your excellent communication and listening skills to develop and inspire others; as Side By Side Coordinator you will be responsible for recruiting and supporting a team of volunteers and lead volunteers to provide this exciting service in the community.

Working across health and social care with a range of professionals to develop the service in accordance with the needs of the people we support, you will need a good understanding of dementia and proven ability to work in collaboration with external partners.

Excellent organisational skills are essential, and experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies will be of huge benefit.

As Side By Side reflect the needs of the people we support, you will be required to work flexible hours which could include evenings and weekends.

Come along and join us to play your part in developing and supporting this service to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

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.

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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.

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