Side by Side Coordinator

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Leeds

Salary: £22,367 - £23,270 (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 12 December 2019

Interview Date: Friday 20th December

Contact: Katty Keyhani -

Side by Side Coordinator

Reference number: VAC1057

Area role covers: Leeds

Contract type: Fixed Term initially 12 months (with possible extension of an additional 12 months)

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

Are you an enthusiastic, passionate experienced professional who would like to take the lead in developing and leading an exciting service for Alzheimer’s Society across the service area?

Side By Side is an innovative service developed to tackle issues around social isolation and enhance wellbeing and reduce loneliness for people with dementia. The Side by Side service is key to building this supportive community by offering meaningful companionship across the service area.

We already know that Side by Side has helped people with dementia to meet new people or catch up with old friends, enabled them to keep doing the things they enjoy and for some, to try new things , this role will identify and reach people with dementia who live in the community.

You will work with volunteers who support people living with dementia to identify the challenges that stop them being enhanced in their wellbeing

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.

The role of Side by Side Coordinator calls for a good understanding of dementia and proven ability to work in collaboration with internal and external partners. You will work across health and social care with a range of professionals and colleagues to develop the service in accordance with the needs of the people we support.

Excellent organisational skills are essential, and experience of working with service users, carers, statutory and voluntary agencies will be of huge benefit. We are looking for a self-motivated, passionate and outgoing individual who can build on our current successes and work to maintain and grow our Side by Side service. The role reports directly to the Services Manager and will entail a high degree of independence and autonomy with the ability to report on task completion and challenges.

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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