Working from Home Allowance of £312 per annum
Advertising Salary
£36,509 - £39,868 Per Annum
Hours Per Week
35
All Locations
Home Based
All Departments
Volunteering
Permanent

About The Role

Closing date: 16th April
 
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.
 
Are you a skilled volunteering professional with a passion for Community Development and Community Engagement? We’re looking for someone motivated, innovative and collaborative, who will use their deep knowledge of Community Development and Engagement alongside experience of volunteering good practice to support us to help grow the impact and reach of our work in the community, especially amongst currently underserved groups.

This role will sit within the Volunteering Team, part of the People directorate, responsible for the development of our strategic approach to working with communities across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, supporting key stakeholders with implementation of the approach within their region.

This is an exciting new role; you will need to bring best practice, energy, direction, be organised, and supportive, encouraging a learning and improvement culture. You’ll be confident to take the reins on projects, demonstrating excellent collaboration skills, especially when it comes to involving volunteers and people affected by dementia in our work.
 
Alzheimer's Society have recently been named on the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023. We have achieved excellent scores for workplace happiness, pride, and job satisfaction. This is a fantastic achievement and we're incredibly proud as this is fantastic indication of how far we’ve travelled over the past few years.
 
About you
  • Ability to develop and lead the community development agenda for the Society.
  • Experience in programme and project management, in a collaborative way, at scale.
  • Bring a combination of volunteering, community development and community engagement expertise.
  • Be as comfortable talking to someone with dementia as our volunteers or leadership teams.
  • Form effective relationships and influence a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Provide leadership, direction, and safe, supportive space through matrix management.
  • Support our work to reach underserved communities through innovative models of community development and volunteering.
  • Contribute to discussions about what works well and where we could do things differently, to support a learning culture.
  • Work collaboratively to identify opportunities to partner with local communities to develop our work and increase our impact.
  • Positively represent the Society externally. 

About Alzheimer's Society

At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

Everything we do is shaped by people affected by dementia. Their knowledge and experience are critical to bringing about real-world solutions. From choosing the most promising research through to telling their stories to raise awareness; they are the heart of this organisation.

Our Values

We are Determined to make a difference when and where it matters most, by being passionate, focussed and making a lasting impact for people affected by dementia.

Every one of us is a Trusted expert, listening, learning and using evidence and experience. We are Better together by being open, combining our strengths, helping us to achieve more together. We are Compassionate, we are kind and honest, and we don’t shy away from challenges.

Through our values we will make the greatest difference for people affected by dementia.

Equal Opportunities

We want everyone we work with, as a colleague, volunteer, supporter, or someone we support, to feel included and that they belong at Alzheimer's Society.

We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. During your recruitment process we want to make sure that you bring your whole self and be at your best.

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