Side by Side Coordinator

Location
Carlisle
Salary
£22,132 actual per annum
Posted
17 Jun 2019
Closes
08 Jul 2019
Ref
00329026
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Side by Side Coordinator

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: Carlisle
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £22,132 actual per annum

Closing date: 08 July 2019
Interview date: 15th or 16th July 2019

About the role:

Are you an enthusiastic, passionate, experienced professional who would like to be part of developing and shaping an exciting 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 already by offering meaningful companionship across the whole of Cumbria and this role offers the opportunity to build on that success.

We already know that the Side by Side service in Cumbria 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.

About you:

Are you ready to be part of building and developing an already successful 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.

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, Not For Profit, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Voluntary Sector, Care Assistant, Volunteering Officer, Volunteer Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer recruitment etc.