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Don't Miss Your Chance to Apply - Community Dementia Adviser

Updated: 5 days ago

Base Location: The Bridge, Tipton

Salary: £18,515 per annum (FTE £22,836 per annum)

Hours: 30 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term to 28/09/25

The day-to-day duties

The Sandwell Community Dementia Support Service (SCDSS) is an innovative service commissioned by Sandwell Metropolitan Council and the Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group. As lead provider, we are working alongside seven other local organisations in a dynamic partnership with Agewell CIC, Dementia Pathfinders CIC, West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre, St Albans Community Association, BUDS, Age UK Sandwell and Alzheimer’s Society to provide this service across Sandwell Metropolitan Borough.


We are recruiting a Dementia Adviser to support people affected by dementia or experiencing memory loss, to ensure they have the appropriate and timely help they need.


As a Community Dementia Adviser you will be required to provide relevant information in a variety of formats to meet individual needs as well as signposting and/or referring them to appropriate services as well as encouraging engagement in community activities.


Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications required:

  • Level 2 dementia qualification (or willingness to work towards achieving this qualification) or a similar qualification and/or equivalent experience, commensurate with the responsibilities of this role.

  • Knowledge of dementia, person-centred approaches, issues that affect family carers and availability of local services.

  • Experience of working in a busy environment and supporting others in a team.

  • Record-keeping skills and writing ability of a high standard suitable for written communication with service users and professionals, production of publicity materials and reports.

  • Excellent IT skills with confident use of MS Office packages including Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point.

  • An understanding of client confidentiality (GDPR).

  • Knowledge of and ability to work to Adult Safeguarding Procedures, Lone Working Procedures and the Mental Capacity Act.

  • Full current UK driving licence and access to a vehicle to travel independently across the service area.

Why you should work for us:

·         28 Days annual leave + 8 days bank holiday (pro rata for part time employees)

·         Workplace pension scheme

·         Flexible working where suitable to the role

·         Employee Assistance Programme

·         Free on-site parking

·         Comprehensive training and development opportunities

·         Exclusive deals and discounts on products and services

·         Friendly and supportive working environment


Murray Hall Community Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will provide reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and invite potential applicants to contact us to identify any additional support they may require to enable them to make an application.


To Apply

Attached is the Job Description and Person Specification along with an application form which needs to be completed and emailed to or posted to: HR Recruitment, Murray Hall Community Trust, The Bridge, St Marks Road, Tipton, West Midlands DY4 0SL. All applications must be submitted before the closing date stated below.


This role will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.


For an informal discussion please contact Liz Baker on 01902 826513.


Closing date: Tuesday 21st May 2024 at 23:59 hours


Please note that we reserve the right to withdraw our job advertisements earlier than the published expiry date. Therefore, if you are interested please submit your application as soon as possible.

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