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Head of Service

The Alzheimer's Society
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Contract Type: PermanentLocation: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)Salary: £67,869 - £72,620 per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)Working Hours: 35 per weekClosing Date: 27 June 2022Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom or Teams)Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59pm on the closing date.We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.About Us:Who we areAlzheimer's Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.What we do
  • We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
  • No matter whoever you are, whatever you're going through, you can turn to Alzheimer's Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
  • We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that'll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future

How we do itWe're the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia.About the roleThis role requires you to be a systems leader, working with colleagues to influence the provision of dementia services, building and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders and representing all aspects of the Alzheimer's Societies work to effect positive change.Reporting to the Associate Director - Services, this post is one of three Heads of Service, that ensure the strategic delivery of our dementia support services and associated activity across localities in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. In this role you will coach and develop your teams to ensure our services are high quality, person centred and delivered in collaboration with external partners. You will ensure we reach more people affected by dementia, with a focus on supporting them from the point of diagnosisAs a member of the Operations Leadership Team, you will lead on and support key projects to enable the continuous improvement of our work. You will drive collaboration across teams at the Alzheimer's Society, balancing engagement with progress, while ensuring that our work is informed by the latest evidence and aligned to our policy and influencing priorities.About you
  • Be able to drive forward an inclusive, collaborative and high performing culture - making sure that our values are demonstrated across the teams you represent.
  • Committed to ensuring the lived experience of people affected by dementia informs our work and to tackling inequalities in access to our support.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of working in the health and social care sector
  • Advocating for the key role of the voluntary sector, along with extensive experience of commissioning and service delivery in this environment.
  • You understand the importance of relationships to achieving our ambitions, maintaining strong internal and external networks, with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrate proactively seeking and acting on feedback along with excellent communication skills.
  • You will be as comfortable speaking with someone affected by dementia as you are with senior executives.

You may have experience of the following: Head of Service Delivery, Head of Service, Project Manager, Programme Manager, Project Management, Project Management, Operations Manager, Head of Operations, Service Manager, Service Delivery Manager, Care Manager, Charity, Third Sector, NFP, etc.Ref: 133 765
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