Black Country Housing Group
Job DescriptionLocation: Flexible - Dementia Adventure Essex HQ/home based by agreement
Salary: £31,601 (0.8 FTE actual £25,280)
Term of contract: initially 3 years, subject to continuing external funding
Hours: 30 hours per week
Other benefits: 25 days? annual leave (pro rata), flexible working and defined contribution
pension scheme, phone and internet allowance, fully equipped laptop, HQ admin support.
Dementia Adventure is a national charity that enables people living with dementia to get
outdoors, connect with nature, themselves and their community, and retain a sense of
adventure in their lives - from training care home staff and carers to think differently about
positive risk taking, to delivering tailored small group supported holidays. Our work is rooted in
This exciting new project, known as "Dementia Adventure in a Box", will provide social licenses
to five diverse partner organisations across England and Wales. Our tailored training and
ongoing support will enable these partners to help people living with dementia to participate in
engaging activities and to access the natural environment, leading to improved health and
wellbeing. Partners include care home groups, national charities and healthcare organisations.
The project will be externally evaluated by two academic partner organisations.
We are seeking a highly organised, confident and credible Project Co-ordinator with excellent
communication skills to join our friendly team and co-ordinate the licensed partners, who will
work together to deliver the Dementia Adventure in a Box licence expansion.
Reporting to the Head of Business Development & Innovation, you will:
- establish and review systems and processes to ensure effective management of partner
activity and communications;
- co-ordinate project activity;
- ensure and monitor partner compliance with key performance indicators and reporting
- establish and manage evaluation processes;
- produce reports for internal/external stakeholders, including grant funders;
- use our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, to manage partner
- liaise with the Dementia Adventure administration team to ensure materials are printed
- use online software to arrange and deliver meetings;
- monitor and manage project expenditure.
If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience, please send your CV and a
covering letter explaining how you meet our needs to:
Simon Thorp, Head of Business Development & Innovation, Dementia Adventure, Unit 11 Old
Park Farm, Main Road, Ford End, Essex, CM3 1LN, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 5 May 2017.
1st panel interviews (competency based) will be held during the week commencing Monday 15
2nd and final panel interviews (presentations) will be held during the week commencing Monday
22 May 2017.
This appointment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references and DBS clearance.
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