Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £26,390 actual per annum
Working Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: 29 March 2019
Interview Date: 4 April 2019
Reference number: VAC16041
Please note this role closes at 23:59PM.
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 an enthusiastic, passionate, experienced professional who would like to be part of developing and shaping an exciting new service for the Alzheimer’s Society? 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 new and innovative service being developed to tackle issues around social isolation, enhancement of wellbeing and loneliness for people with dementia.
The Side by Side service is key to building this supportive community, by offering meaningful companionship in Islington.
We already know that Side by Side has helped people with dementia to meet new people or catch up with old friends, enabling them to do things they enjoy and for some, try new things.
This role will identify and reach people with dementia who live in the community. You will work with volunteers who support people living with dementia to identify the challenges that stop them being enhanced in their wellbeing.
Are you ready to be part of developing and shaping an exciting new service for Alzheimer’s Society? 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?
This role will enable you to use 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.
The role of Side by Side Coordinator calls for a good understanding of dementia and proven ability to collaborate with partners both internal and external. You will work across health and social care with a range of professionals to develop the service in accordance with the needs of the people we support.
Excellent organisational skills are essential, and experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies will be a huge benefit. As Side by Side reflects the needs of the people we support, you will be required to work flexible hours which could include evenings and weekends.
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.
If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact email@example.com.
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.
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