Side by Side Coordinator

Recruiter
Alzheimer's Society
Location
Cardiff
Salary
Competitive
Posted
07 Aug 2017
Closes
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Reference number: VAC14168
Office location: Cardiff (Oldwell Court)
Area role covers: Cardiff and the Vale
Interview date: Thursday 7 September

Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.

We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

About the role
The Side by Side service is a new, innovative service that uses a volunteer model to enable people with dementia to retain hobbies and interests or to take up new ones and get out and about, making them feel part of their community and encouraging access to everyday places and universal services.

Volunteers are encouraged to share their passion with someone with dementia and together they may do anything from playing a round of golf, going for a walk or meeting for a cup of coffee and a chat. The Side by Side coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, training and overall management of volunteers, for the delivery of a consistent, quality and compliant service, for liaising with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations in the area in relation to the service and for the successful promotion of the service, attracting people with dementia and maintaining agreed levels of service use.

About you
We are looking for a special person with experience of supporting people with dementia as well as experience of working in services that have a focus on independence, empowerment and capacity building. You will have experience of recruiting, managing, supporting and developing volunteers as well as an understanding of the value of volunteering and recognise the importance of the role of volunteers in enabling people who are living with Dementia. You will have a proven track record in volunteer recruitment with experience of the most effective ways of attracting new volunteers.

Alzheimer's Society is committed to equal opportunities.