Service Coordinator (Volunteering)

Location
Manchester
Salary
£22,132 actual per annum
Posted
18 Mar 2019
Closes
28 Mar 2019
Ref
00326978
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Service Coordinator (Volunteering) 

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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. 

Position: Side by Side Coordinator 
Location: Manchester, Trafford and Salford 
Contract type: Full time, Permanent 
Hours: 35 per week 
Salary: £22,132 actual per annum 

Closing date: 28 March 2019 
Interview date: TBC 

About the role: 

At Alzheimer’s Society, we invest in research, raise awareness of dementia and provide over 2000 local services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our Side By Side is an innovative service being delivered to tackle issues around social isolation, enhancement of wellbeing and loneliness for people with dementia. 

Our Side by Side service achieves this by helping people with dementia to meet new people, catch up with old friends, enables them to do things they enjoy and for some, to try new things. The service is delivered by a passionate and committed team of volunteers. 

You will be working across Manchester, Trafford and Salford to identify and reach people living with dementia who live in the community. You and your team of volunteers will aim to support them using a person centered approach and help to minimize the challenges they face to stay engaged with their wider community and live well for longer. 

You will be required to recruit and support volunteers to provide this empowering service and will be working alongside the wider locality team to help support more people affected by dementia to continue doing the things they love. 

About you: 

Are you an enthusiastic and experienced professional who would like to be part of delivering this innovative service for the 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? If so this role may be for you 

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 of huge benefit. A proven track record of successfully managing and supporting volunteers is also key. 

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. 

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities. 

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Social Care, Dementia, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Social Worker, Community Care, Not For Profit, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Voluntary Sector, Care Assistant, Volunteering Officer, Volunteer Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer recruitment etc.

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