Project Support Officer

Alzheimer's Society
West Midlands Region
15 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Project Support Officer

A life-changing opportunity

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.

Position: Project Support Officer
Location: Lincoln (role covers south west Lincolnshire)
Contract type: Fixed Term - 1 year contract
Hours: 26 hours per week
Salary: GBP18,145.03 actual per annum

Closing date: 22 June 2017
Interview date: To be confirmed

About the role:

This is a twelve month project to support people with dementia to live well in their communities by enabling them to access appropriate services and support from their local General Practice and the wider community. The project will support the early diagnosis needs of people with dementia and enable practice teams to make changes within the practice to meet the needs of people with dementia and carers. This project will support existing activity towards the overall drive by South West Clinical Commissioning Group in Lincolnshire as part of their focus to increase diagnosis and post-diagnosis support.

The main aims are to build on the successes of Alzheimer's Society evaluated models of support to Increase engagement and support for those worried about their memory and showing symptoms of having dementia, through piloted methods of community engagement with cohorts at risk of dementia. You will work with GPs and other health and social care professionals and community stakeholders to improve diagnosis and post-diagnosis support and ensure that people diagnosed have access to the Lincolnshire Dementia Family Support Service.

About you:

You will need excellent negotiating skills and experience of influencing others from across a section of the community. You will also need excellent communication skills and your willingness to travel independently to manage or promote your work. We are looking for a candidate who can work on their own initiative and across a range of sectors.

Alzheimer's Society is committed to equal opportunities.

You may have experience of the following: Project Support Officer, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Dementia, Project Management, Voluntary Sector, Not For Profit, Administrator, Engagement, Participation etc.

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