Side by Side Coordinator (Essex)

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Essex

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

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 04 March 2021

Interview Date: 8 March 2021

Contact: Gemma Tomsett - gemma.tomsett@alzheimers.org.uk

Side by Side Coordinator (Essex)

Reference number: VAC1984

Area role covers: You will be supporting families across Essex

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 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 innovative service 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.

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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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).

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.

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

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