Working from Home Allowance of £312 per annum
Advertising Salary
£25,952 - £28,055 Per Annum
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About The Role

We have an exciting and rewarding opportunity available for a Community Development Co-ordinator to join our team in North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent! 
 
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.
 
We would love to hear about why you want to work with the Alzheimer's Society! Tell us a little more about yourself in a supporting statement when submitting your application. 

About the role
 
Location: Community based in North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, with some homeworking elements. 

Working across the local footprint, the Community Development Co-ordinator will have a vital role in engaging with the local community, promoting Dementia awareness with a specific aim to reduce inequalities and reach those with protected characteristics, or people experiencing multiple deprivations. In addition, you will work with those individuals experiencing and/or at risk of other health inequalities.
 
You will also:
  • Lead and engage communities to recognise dementia and understand how to navigate around health and social care system.
  • Have a flair for building trusted relationships and be flexible to attend events that happen at culturally important times for those communities we serve.
  • Demonstrate empathy and understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion, and what may be barriers to accessing a diagnosis of dementia, or health and social care systems.
  • Actively explore new possibilities for awareness raising.

About you

  • Adaptable and flexible to the needs to different communities, as well as being confident representing the importance of community development to different stakeholders.
  • Experience of making local contacts and networking with various services and providers to offer the widest range of opportunities to those we support and the ability to build relationships within communities and local community groups.
  • A non-judgmental approach and outstanding communication skills.
  • Adaptable and flexible to the needs to different communities, as well as being confident representing the importance of community development to different stakeholders.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of working alongside volunteers and have the understanding to champion the valuable contribution volunteers bring to services.
  • Able to travel independently across North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, and further if required.
  • An understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their carers would be an advantage, but experience with different communities, health inequalities or community development will also be considered. This experience could be paid, volunteering or lived experience.
 
Closing date: 25th July 2024
Interview date: 5th and 6th August 2024

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’re a national charity providing dementia support to a community that’s ethnically diverse, but we don’t reflect this in our senior leadership. This needs to change.

We need to ensure the voices around our table better reflect and understand the community we exist to serve. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly those from ethnically diverse communities who are traditionally underrepresented in the charity sector leadership roles.

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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