Service User Involvement Officer job vacancy

Confidential

Overview: Service User Involvement Officer job vacancy in London recruiting now

Ref: 217285465
Employer: Confidential
Location: London, United Kingdom
Salary:
Employment Type: Permanent

Job Details:

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Home based (UK-Wide)
Salary: £23,384 – £24,328 pro rota’d (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Working Hours: 28 per week

Closing Date: 25 August 2022
Interview Date: W/C 5th September (Via Microsoft Teams)

Hours: This is a part time role, working 28 hours per week

Salary: Please note the salary will be pro rota’d.

Please note: the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 17:00pm on the closing date.

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.

About Alzheimer’s Society

Who we are

Alzheimer s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.

What we want

We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

What we do

We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
No matter whoever you are, whatever you re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future.

How we do it

We re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join in a virtual capacity only, our award-winning Time for Dementia team who currently cover southern England.

We enable people affected by dementia to help improve the knowledge and understanding of dementia for our health professionals leading to a better standard of professional support for future generations. You will need to be flexible in your work to ensure that we can provide our contracted services.

Also one day a week will be working with the Dementia Voice team.

Be part of a highly motivated and supportive team, sharing responsibility of some group activities.
Build relationships with a range of contacts, networking with health and care professionals
Develop networks and pathways with partner organisations who work in the field of dementia, ensuring good relationships and referrals to time for Dementia.
Supporting and empowering people and their families to shape the future of healthcare.

About you

Ability to facilitate our virtual visits, complete KIT telephone calls, and engage well with service users and other professionals.
You ll be supporting activities that enable us to gather evidence to better understand peoples experiences, helping us make the case for change.
Coordinate and send invites by email and text as well as supporting colleagues on zoom video calls to run discussion groups.
Confident and comfortable to make one to one telephone calls, updating records on the Dementia Voice database so that colleagues from across the organisation can involve them in their involvement activities.
Be a self-starter.
Comfortable to set timescales within a team and on your own.

Person Specification

Excellent interpersonal skills, being approachable and friendly.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Excellent attention to detail.
Excellent IT skills and ability to use Microsoft packages confidently.
Be enthusiastic and passionate with a can-do attitude.
Be able to work collaboratively with other team members if/when required.

You may have experience of the following: Service User Involvement Officer, Mental Health, Dementia, Charity, Not for Profit, Community Engagement Officer, Community Support, Consultation, etc.

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