Side by Side Coordinator

21740.00 GBP Annual + (actual)
07 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Side by Side Coordinator

Unite with them against dementia

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: Solihull
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: GBP21,740 per annum (actual)

Closing date: 4pm on Thursday 15th March
Interview date: TBC

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 our client? At our client, they 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 across the Birmingham and Solihull area.

They already know that Side By Side has helped people with dementia to meet new people or catch up with old friends, enabled them to do things they enjoy and for some, to try new things.

This role will identify and reach people with dementia who live in the community. You will work with volunteers who support people living with dementia to identify the challenges that stop them being enhanced in their wellbeing.

About you:

Are you ready to be part of developing and shaping an exciting new service for our client? 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?

This role will enable you to use your excellent communication and listening skills to develop and inspire others. As Side By Side Coordinator you will be responsible for recruiting and supporting a team of volunteers and lead 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 collaborate with partners both internal and external. You will work across health and social care with a range of professionals to develop the service in accordance with the needs of the people they support.

Excellent organisational skills are essential, and experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies will be of huge benefit. As Side By Side reflects the needs of the people they support, you will be required to work flexible hours which could include evenings and weekends.

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.

This vacancy is being advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment, the UK's leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by EasyWeb Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

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