Volunteering Officer

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Pontypool (Mamhilad Park Estate)

Salary: £15,687 actual per annum

Working Hours: 28 per week

Closing Date: 20 December 2018

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Contact: helen.mansbridge@alzheimers.org.uk or 07484075830

Volunteering Officer

Reference number:             VAC15757

Area role covers:                Gwent , Powys

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

About the role

Volunteers are vital to the success of Alzheimer’s Society.  Alzheimer's Society was founded by volunteers, and their contribution continues to be absolutely essential to our ability to improve the lives of people living with dementia.  Volunteers are involved in every aspect of our work, from delivering services to fundraising and campaigning and acting as Dementia Friends and Champions.

To maintain and continue building our exceptional community of volunteers, we are now looking for an experienced and well-motivated person to join us. You will be responsible for recruiting, inducting, training and supporting our volunteers in Powys and Gwent.  This will include matching the skills and availability of volunteers to the available roles.  You will also promote volunteering opportunities and spearhead our volunteer recruitment across the area.  Working in this geographically dispersed area, you will be responsible for all aspects of volunteering in the local area whilst adhering to the Society’s volunteering policies.

About you

Along with excellent people skills, you must have the confidence and expertise to communicate our vision and inspire others to take up volunteering roles. You will need a relevant NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) or will have otherwise demonstrated that you have the relevant skills and experience to help us achieve our goals.

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.

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

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