Service Coordinator (Volunteering)
Service Coordinator (Volunteering)
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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: Mexborough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £22,132 actual per annum
Closing date: 20 December 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 15th January
About the role:
Are you an enthusiastic, passionate, experienced professional who would like to be part of developing and shaping an exciting new 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 key to building this supportive community, by offering meaningful companionship in the south of Doncaster we already know that Side by Side 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. Side by Side currently forms part of the Dementia Family Support Service covering the south of Doncaster however the ambition in the future is to offer support across the Doncaster and Rotherham area and reach more people with dementia.
This role will recruit and train volunteers to support people on a one to one basis, as Side by Side Co-ordinator you will work with the person with dementia to identify meaningful activities that will enhance their health and wellbeing and match them with a suitable volunteer.
Using your excellent communication, motivational and listening skills to develop and inspire others; as the Side By Side Coordinator you will be responsible for recruiting and supporting a team of volunteers and leading volunteers to provide this exciting new service in the community.
The role of Side by Side Coordinator calls for a good understanding of dementia and proven ability to work in collaboration with internal and external partners. You will work across health and social care with a range of professionals and colleagues cross the county 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 of huge benefit.
As Side By Side reflect 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.
Are you ready to be part of developing and shaping an exciting new 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?
Alzheimer’s Society 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.