Service Coordinator (Volunteering)

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£22,132 actual per annum
08 Oct 2018
25 Oct 2018
Candidate Services
Full Time
Contract Type
Service Coordinator (Volunteering) 

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Our client is the UK's leading dementia charity. They provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia. 

Position: Side by Side Coordinator 
Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire 
Contract type: Full time, Permanent 
Hours: 35 per week 
Salary: £22,132 actual per annum 

Closing date: 5PM on Thursday 25th October 
Interview date: Wednesday 7th November 

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 Society? Thye are looking for a highly motivated and organised individual to manage their established Side by Side service in Wakefield. 

This role is to manage the Side by Side service across Wakefield and Five Towns. Side by Side services provide personalized companionship for people with dementia, either in their own home or using community assets. Side by Side is provided by volunteers who are supported and managed by staff. Their Side by Side service currently supports people affected by dementia through both telephone support and face-to-face activities. 

The Wakefield Side by Side Coordinator will be responsible for managing the service across all Wakefield district The successful candidate will be part of the Wakefield team and must be able to travel independently across the area. 

A large part of your role involves managing a team of volunteers; this includes recruitment, development and support for the volunteers of this service. You will need to be able to support them in their demanding roles, whilst ensuring they offer the highest standards of service. They are looking for someone who has experience in managing and motivating volunteers. 

About you: 

You will be responsible for the promotion of the service to external partners and stakeholders with a commitment to enabling people affected by dementia to access the service. It is desirable that you have experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies. 

This influential role calls for a good understanding of dementia. You will recruit and support a team of volunteers who will provide a one-to-one service in the community. You must also be an excellent communicator who can lead, develop and inspire others. Excellent organisational skills are essential. It is desirable that the successful candidate will be able to accommodate flexible hours when necessary which could include evenings and weekends. 

You will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) or demonstrable experience. 

If you have the qualities they’re looking for, and are passionate about improving the quality of services and improving the quality of life for people with dementia, then they want to hear from you 

Their employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. They 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. 

They also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with the Society. 

Our client 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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