Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hampshire, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight
Salary: £10,639.20 - £11,177.40 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Working Hours: 21 per week
Closing Date: 11 March 2021
Interview Date: 17 March 2021
Contact: Gary Walker - email@example.com
Reference number: VAC1959
Office Location: Please note that due to current restrictions in relation to Covid-19 pandemic our Group Coordinators are working from home and the support groups are restricted to telephone and online. The post will become community based as restrictions are lifted.
Area role covers: South East Hampshire, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight
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. Working with the team in Hampshire and Islands you will have the rewarding opportunity of providing group support to people with dementia and their carers.
About the role
As the Group Coordinator you will organise and facilitate the safe running of group services aimed to support those affected by dementia. The role will involve effective service user involvement, coordination of service related volunteers and liaising with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations in the area. The types of services delivered in the area are Singing for the Brain, Activity and Peer Support Groups and are delivered usually delivered in South East Hampshire, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight.
You will possess an NVQ level 2 or equivalent as well as having good organisation and facilitation skills combined with excellent communication and listening skills. An understanding of the value of group activities for people living with dementia along with an experience in a care and support environment will be essential. It is desirable that you have experience of coordinating volunteers and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies.
If you have the qualities we are looking for and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people with 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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