Group Coordinator

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Group Coordinator

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date.

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. Working with the team in Hampshire and Islands you will have the rewarding opportunity of providing group support to people with dementia and their carers

Please note that due to current restrictions in relation to Covid-19 pandemic our Group Coordinators are working from home and the support groups are restricted to telephone and online. The post will become community based as restrictions are lifted.

Group Coordinator Responsibilities:

As the Group Coordinator you will organise and facilitate the safe running of group services aimed to support those affected by dementia. The role will involve effective service user involvement, coordination of service related volunteers and liaising with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations in the area. The types of services delivered in the area are Singing for the Brain, Activity and Peer Support Groups and are delivered usually delivered in South East Hampshire, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight.

Group Coordinator Requirements:

You will possess an NVQ level 2 or equivalent as well as having good organisation and facilitation skills combined with excellent communication and listening skills. An understanding of the value of group activities for people living with dementia along with an experience in a care and support environment will be essential. It is desirable that you have experience of coordinating volunteers and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies.

If you have the qualities we are looking for and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people with dementia, then we want to hear from you.

About Alzheimer’s Society:

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people’s lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer’s Society.

Position: Group Coordinator
Location: South East Hampshire, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 21 per week
Salary: £10,639 – £11,177.40 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 11 February 2021
Interview date: 24 February 2021

You may have experience of the following: Group Coordinator, Charity, Activity Group Coordinator, Dementia, Support Worker, Voluntary Services, Third Sector, Not for Profit, NFP, Volunteer, etc.