Senior Dementia Friendly Communities 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.
Position: Senior Dementia Friendly Communities Officer
Location: Flexible within South East region or London
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £31,962 to £36,326 actual per annum, depending on location
Closing date: 25 July 2019
Interview date: 8th August 2019
About the role:
We are inspiring millions of people to make big and small changes in their communities, with the aim of making the country more dementia friendly. There are over 100 active Dementia friendly Communities across England, and you can help us grow that number.
Do you have a knack for getting people behind a campaign? Are you an excellent communicator? Do you believe that it is possible to change the world by mobilising communities? So do we!
If you are highly organised, with great interpersonal skills, able to travel across the South East of England, we want you! You will help build Dementia Friendly Communities across South East England, mobilising organisations and individuals. You will be committed to putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything we do, and you will implement creative ways to make sure their views are heard by any community working towards becoming dementia friendly.
You will be speaking to people at all levels across your area, so great influencing skills are essential. You must also have the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure.
This is a Senior role, which also involves line managing other Dementia Friendly Communities Officers and being responsible for stakeholder engagement and the budget for the whole of the South region.
This is a role in which the results of your hard work will be tangible: you will see communities in which people affected by dementia are included without fear or prejudice. There is great work being done already, but you will be the one to ensure everyone in your area has access to the latest tools and resources to make the South East more dementia friendly.
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: Regional Volunteering Officer, Volunteer Manager, Third Sector, Not for Profit, Charity, Mental Health, Stakeholder Management, Senior Volunteer Coordinator, Dementia, Regional Volunteer Coordinator, etc.