Group Coordinator

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Bristol

Salary: £17,732 - £18,629 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 08 March 2021

Interview Date: 16-18 March 2021 (via Zoom)

Contact: Emma Page -

Group Coordinator

Reference number:  VAC1996

Office Location: Community Based - Fishponds, Bristol

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

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®. This role focuses on our three Memory Cafés and five Activity Groups in Bristol and you will be responsible for delivering these sessions, which are currently being run on Zoom.

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, coordination of service related volunteers and liaising with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations in the area.

There is a creative element to this role; planning, preparing and facilitating activities for the Activity Group, and researching local organisations and arranging relevant speakers for the Memory Café.  You will be accountable for ensuring all aspects of providing high quality services.

About you
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 groups when we are able to run face to face sessions again, so it is imperative that you can travel independently. Ability to use IT is essential as these groups are currently being 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.

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