Side by Side Coordinator

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Bristol

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: TBC

Contact: Carrie Holmes - Caroline.Bowles@alzheimers.org.uk

Side by Side Coordinator

Reference number: VAC1986

Area role covers: Bristol

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

We are looking for someone who will manage, coordinate, administrate and successfully deliver the Side by Side service within the Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service.

The Side by Side service is an innovative service that uses a volunteer model to enable people with dementia to retain hobbies and interests or to take up new ones and get out and about, making them feel part of their community and encouraging access to everyday places and universal services. Through access to such services, Side by Side will look to build networks of community support that stretch beyond the formal, one to one volunteer support arranged through the service.

About you

You will possess an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent and have a good understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers. Able to actively promote the Side by Side service using a range of methods and with the support of the central Services Marketing Team in order to recruit volunteers, attract service users and to continually develop opportunities to expand the service.

You will be able to consider how volunteers can support all elements of service delivery and recruit/develop roles accordingly. To lead and inspire all volunteers involved in the service.

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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