Head of Safeguarding, Quality & Dementia Learning

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker - England and Wales

Salary: £57,775 - £64,916 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 28 January 2021

Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom)

Contact: Sarah Whittaker - sarah.whittaker@alzheimers.org.uk

Head of Safeguarding, Quality & Dementia Learning

Reference number: VAC1941

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

The postholder will lead the Safeguarding & Quality team to enable the organisation to articulate and deliver on its vision for dementia services, in particular Dementia Connect, our new flagship service.  You will lead on process and quality improvement through the development and monitoring of quality, learning and safeguarding programmes.

You will need to ensure that all our services are compliant with service frameworks, regulatory requirements and demonstrate best professional practice by facilitating the organisation to obtain and retain external accreditations, awards and recognition.  This will include futureproofing our systems, learning and processes.  In addition to high performance and evaluation in passing any external regulatory inspections/reviews/audits. 

You will monitor and report on overall service performance and will need to feel comfortable working across the organisation to challenge existing thinking and working to co-develop including with people affected by dementia, solutions that supports a culture of continuous quality & process improvement.

About you

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have a demonstrable and proven track record in delivering change, improvement and quality services across a complex organisation through the use of internal and external QA systems (in a health & social care setting). You will have experience of designing and delivering relevant training across different levels of staff and have experience of developing outcome-based quality framework for individual projects and programmes across a variety of health and social care organisations.

You will demonstrate high levels of integrity, leadership and emotional intelligence, have the ability to work effectively as part of a leadership team and have an evidenced excellent sense of judgment.

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

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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