Side by Side Coordinator

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Bangor

Salary: £11,066 actual per annum

Working Hours: 17.5 per week

Closing Date: 26 July 2019

Interview Date: 6th August 2019

Contact: michele.richardson@alzheimers.org.uk

Side by Side Coordinator

Reference number:      VAC16409

Office location:            Flexible across Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey

Area role covers:         Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey

Contract length:           Fixed term contract until 31/03/2020 (maternity cover)

Please note this role closes 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

Are you an enthusiastic, passionate, experienced professional who would like to be part of developing and shaping an exciting service for the Alzheimer’s Society?  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 an innovative service which has been developed to tackle issues around social isolation, enhancement of wellbeing and loneliness for people with dementia.

The Side by Side service is already offering meaningful companionship across Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey and this role offers the opportunity to build on that success.

We already know that the Side by Side service in North Wales has helped people with dementia to meet new people or catch up with old friends, enabling them to do things they enjoy and for some, try new things.

This role will identify and reach people with dementia who live in the community.  You will work alongside another Side by Side co-ordinator and with volunteers who support people living with dementia to identify the challenges that stop them being enhanced in their wellbeing.

About you

Are you ready to be part of building and developing an already successful 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?

This role will enable you to use 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 collaborate with partners both internal and external.  You will work across health and social care with a range of professionals to develop the service in accordance with the needs of the people we support. 

Excellent organisational skills are essential, and experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies will be a huge benefit.  As Side by Side reflects the needs of the people we support, you will be required to work flexible hours which could include evenings and weekends.

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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If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

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