Service Coordinator (Volunteering)

Milton Keynes
12 Mar 2019
23 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Service Coordinator (Volunteering)

Be part of the movement for change: 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: Milton Keynes or Aylesbury
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £22,132 actual per annum

Closing date: 21 March 2019
Interview date: 28 and 29 March 2019

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 them? 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 regardless of where someone lives.

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.

You will be working within the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire locality service team to recruit and support volunteers to provide this empowering service. You will be working alongside the team to help us to support more people affected by dementia to continue doing the things they love.

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 passionate about supporting people with dementia to retain or re-engage in hobbies and interests or have the opportunity to take up new activities?

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.

Their employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. They 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. They also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with them.

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.

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