Side by Side Coordinator Belfast

Closing date: 
24 Aug 2017
By 2021, 1 million people will be living with dementia. 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.

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. The post will cover the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust area

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.

To find out more about the role, download a job description (which also includes the person specification) from the link below. For further information about the role you can also contact [email protected] or 028 9038 7771

Information about the application process: Click here to go to application page:!/page/Belfast/Side-by-Side-Coordinator-641.html

Once you click apply at the bottom of the page you will be asked to complete the following steps.

  1. Pre-application: Input your details including name and email address to register your interest. Alzheimer’s Society will use this information to keep in contact with you about your application and to send you future job alerts if you opt to receive them. By submitting this information you are indicating that you agree to this.
  2. Download and complete an application form. An email with the application form will also be sent to you.
  3. Email your completed application form to [email protected] by 5PM on Thursday 24 August 

If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact [email protected]

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities.

No CVs or agencies please.

Late applications will not be accepted.