Service Coordinator (Charity / Volunteer Management)
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: Group Coordinator
Location: Hammersmith and Fulham
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 21 per week
Salary: £13,374 actual per annum
Closing date: 30 May 2019
Interview date: TBC
About the role:
Leading the fight against dementia takes many forms at Alzheimer’s Society. In addition to funding research and raising public awareness, for example, we run some of the most effective local support services in the country. We offer regular support services in a safe and secure environment.
As the Group Coordinator you will coordinate, organise and facilitate the engaging and safe running of group services aimed to inform, educate, and support those affected by dementia. The type of service delivered in a group setting is varied and may include Dementia Café, Activity Groups and Singing for the Brain.
You will possess an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent as well as having good organisation and facilitation skills combined with excellent communication and listening skills. An understanding of the value of group activities to people living with dementia along with experience in a care or support environment will be essential. We are looking for an individual who has experience in coordinating, organising and facilitating group work, particularly focused on peer support and activity groups for people affected by dementia. It is desirable that you have experience of coordinating volunteers, and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies. If you have the qualities we’re looking for, and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people with dementia, then we want to hear from you.
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 opportunities to engage in new activities, or old hobbies, to sing at our Singing for the Brain Service, to meet together and share experiences and support each other, and to access the information and support they need at our Information Hubs.
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: Group Coordinator, Charity, Activity Group Coordinator, Events Coordinator, Dementia, Support Worker, Voluntary Services, Third Sector, Not for Profit, NFP, Volunteer, Service Coordinator, Volunteer Management, etc.