Service Coordinator (Volunteering)

Location
Truro
Salary
£22,132 actual per annum
Posted
08 Jul 2019
Closes
18 Jul 2019
Ref
87595
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Service Coordinator (Volunteering) 

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

Closing date: 18 July 2019 
Interview date: 29 July 2019 

About the role: 

Are you an enthusiastic and passionate individual who would like to be part of developing and shaping an exciting service for Alzheimer’s Society? 

The Side by Side Service is an innovative service which has been developed to tackle issues around social isolation, enhancement of wellbeing and loneliness for people with dementia. 

The Side by Side Service in Cornwall is already enabling people with dementia to retain hobbies and interests or to take up new ones and get out and about, making them feel part of their community and encouraging access to everyday places and universal services. Volunteers are encouraged to share their passion with someone with dementia and together they may do anything from playing a round of golf, going for a walk or meeting for a cup of coffee and a chat. 

The role will identify and reach people with dementia who live in the community. You will work with volunteers who support people with dementia to identify the challenges that stop them being enhanced in their wellbeing. 

About you: 

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 further 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 in a flexible way. 

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.