Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Community Based
Salary: £18,539 - £19,477 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Working Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: 25 May 2022
Interview Date: Thursday 9th of June (on Zoom)
Contact: David Stone - David.Stone@alzheimers.org.uk and 07544 764292
About Alzheimer's Society
We are Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity. We are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. We provide help and hope.
Dementia can devastate lives, but we won’t stop until we improve everyone’s experience. By 2025, 1 million people will be living with the condition in the UK, and many millions more carers, partners, families and friends are affected.
We provide help - we support people affected by all types of dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times. Whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to us for practical advice, emotional support, and guidance to the best next step.
We provide hope - we are, and we empower people affected by dementia to be, a leading force for change - using cutting edge research and influencing to push for breakthroughs that’ll change the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future.
Together, we will make sure people living with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.
About the role
As Group Coordinator, you will coordinate, organise and facilitate the engaging and safe running of group services aimed to inform, educate, and support people affected by dementia. The type of services delivered in a group setting can be varied and include Dementia Cafés, Activity Groups and Singing for the Brain®. Our groups are run virtually as well as face-to-face
Our groups are designed to allow participants to engage fully to maximise their enjoyment and the beneficial impact; taking in to account the individual needs of group attendees when designing group sessions and adjusting the programme as necessary. The role will involve effective service user involvement, role management of service-related volunteers and liaising with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations in the area. You will be accountable for ensuring all aspects of providing high quality services.
You will have excellent communication and listening skills combined with exceptional organisation and facilitation skills. An understanding of the value of group activities to people living with dementia along with experience in a care or support environment will be essential. You will have experience of coordinating volunteers and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies. It is expected you will be travelling to and transporting equipment and resources for the face-to-face groups, so it is imperative that you can travel independently across Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire. Public transport costs or private mileage paid at 45p per mile. Ability to use IT is essential, some of our groups are delivered over Zoom.
If you have the qualities we’re looking for and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people affected by dementia, then we want to hear from you.
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.
Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 12pm on the closing date.
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