£10225 - £10638 per annum
2 months ago
To be confirmed
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 Coordinator
Location: North Somerset
Contract type: Part Time, Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 16 per week
Salary: £10,224.91 - £10,637.71 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Closing date: 27 August 2020
Interview date: TBC
About the role
Do you want to help make North Somerset more dementia-friendly?
Dementia Friendly Communities operate across the country to promote a better understanding of the condition, in order to reduce stigma and discrimination and to promote independence for people living with dementia.
As part of a contract with North Somerset Council, this role supports the development of Dementia Friendly Communities in the area. Now in its eighth year, you will be supporting the two existing Dementia Friendly Community groups, made up of stakeholders from across the region, to adapt to the challenges of coronavirus and social distancing. Sustainability will be at the forefront of your approach, so that the group can continue to operate once the funding for the post is withdrawn. You will also facilitate the monthly Focus on Dementia Network group, a meeting where people affected by dementia are able to give their opinions and feedback on local and national issues which they can influence.
You will receive training to effectively engage with and involve people affected by dementia and your role will include ensuring that the Dementia Friendly Community puts people affected by dementia at the heart of their work.
This is a varied role which includes engagement with people affected by dementia, volunteers, businesses, charities, local councils and community networks.
You will be a confident communicator, who’s able to influence others to get behind a campaign or idea. You will be well organised, have good time management skills, and will be capable of taking the initiative to manage your day-to-day workload. You will understand the needs of people affected by dementia and will show a willingness to listen and learn from others.
You will understand the motivations and needs of those who volunteer their time for the project and will put sustainability and long-term impact at the heart of everything you do.
The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE level or above, with good interpersonal and communication skills. This post involves travel across North Somerset.
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Social Care, Dementia, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Social Worker, Community Care, Community Coordinator, Support Coordinator, Not For Profit, Healthcare Assistant, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Voluntary Sector, Care Assistant, etc.