Job title:Side by Side Coordinator
Location: Bangor
Closing date:2017-04-20 00:00:00
Salary:£21,740 per annum (actual)
Hours:35 per week
Job type:Full time
Role overview:
Reference number: VAC13727 
Area role covers Gwynedd and Anglesey 

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. 

About the role 

Are you ready to be part of developing and shaping an exciting new service for Alzheimer’s Society? 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? 

At Alzheimer’s Society, we 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 social isolation and loneliness for people with dementia. 

The great thing about this service is how tailored it is to individuals' preferences, circumstances and interests. Whether the service user is musical, a keen gardener or an animal-lover, it's important to the Alzheimer's Society that they get the chance to continue to enjoy what they love. We already know that Side By Side has helped people with dementia to meet new people or catch up with old friend, enabled them to do things they enjoy and for some, to try new things 

Using 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 to provide this exciting new service in the community. 

As part of the wider North Wales Locality team, this role will be for a Side by Side service operating in Anglesey and Gwynedd. 

About you 

Working across health and social care with a range of professionals to develop the service in accordance with the needs of the people we support, you will need a good understanding of dementia and proven ability to work in collaboration with external partners. 

Excellent organisational skills are essential, and experience of working with statutory and voluntary agencies will be of huge benefit.The ability to converse through the medium of Welsh is also essential. 

As Side By Side reflect the needs of the people we support, you will be required to work flexible hours which could include evenings and weekends. 

Come along and join us to play your part in developing and supporting this service to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. 

Alzheimer's Society is committed to equal opportunities.