Alzheimer's Society
Mid Glamorgan
£9301 - £9772 per annum
Job description
Information Officer

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.

Information Officer Responsibilities:

The Information Worker (Dementia Friends) will raise the profile of Dementia across the Bridgend County Borough Area through the delivery of Dementia Friends Sessions to Businesses, Organisations, Schools and various other groups. They will play a part in the development and growth of the wider Dementia Friendly Bridgend initiative and overall help to improve awareness and access to appropriate support and services across Bridgend.

This post is funded by Bridgend County Borough Council via the Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (BAVO). At the time of appointment, the role will be home based though as Covid-19 restrictions ease you will be required to work from the BAVO Office (Maesteg) and will be required to deliver face to face Dementia Friends information sessions, all fully in line with BAVO’s office operating procedures and Welsh Government guidance and advice.

Information Officer Requirements:

You will possess an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent and have experience of providing information, preferably in regards to health or social care. You will have excellent public speaking skills and hold the ability to form quick relationships with a wide audience. A good understanding of the local area and an understanding of the issues faced by people affected by dementia will be beneficial.

As the local Information Worker, you will work with the wider Dementia Friendly Communities network in the Bridgend County Borough area to identify opportunities to deliver Dementia Friends sessions. You will also be required to inform people of the wider Dementia Friendly Community movement as well as signposting to appropriate services or training.

About 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.

Position: Information Worker (Dementia Friends)
Location: Bridgend and District
Contract type: Fixed Term 11 months
Hours: 18 per week
Salary: £9,301.86 - £9,772.46 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing Date: 22 April 2021
Interview Date: TBC

You may have experience of the following: Information Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Not for Profit, Administrator, Information Officer, Customer Service, Community Development, Advisor, Communications Officer, Digital Resources, Marcoms, Marketing Communications, Information Resources etc.

Ref: 98296
Posted on: 12 April 2021
Closed date: 23 April 2021
Job ref: 98296
Tags: Advice, Information