Communities Officer (Dementia Charity)

Location
Leeds
Salary
£28,283 actual per annum
Posted
20 May 2019
Closes
30 May 2019
Ref
00328317
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Communities Officer (Dementia Charity)

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: Dementia Friendly Communities Officer
Location: Flexible within Yorkshire and Humber
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £28,283 actual per annum

Closing date: 30 May 2019
Interview date: TBC

About the role:

We are inspiring millions of people to make big and small changes in their communities, with the aim of making the country more dementia-friendly. There are over 100 active Dementia friendly Communities across England, and you can help us grow that number.

About you:

Do you have a knack for getting people behind a campaign? Are you an excellent communicator? Do you believe that it is possible to change the world by mobilizing communities? So do we!

If you are highly organized, with great interpersonal skills, able to travel across Yorkshire and Humberside, we want you! You will help build Dementia Friendly Communities across Yorkshire and Humberside, mobilizing organisations and individuals. You will be committed to putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything we do, and you will implement creative ways to make sure their views are heard by any community working towards becoming dementia-friendly.

You will be speaking to people at all levels across your area so great influencing skills are essential. You must also have the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure.

This is a role in which the results of your hard work will be tangible: you will see communities in which people affected by dementia are included without fear or prejudice. There is great work being done already, but you will be the one to ensure everyone in your area has access to the latest tools and resources to make the Yorkshire and Humberside more dementia-friendly.

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 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.

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

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