We are working in partnership with a charity that aims to support younger people with dementia across the full range of their needs, from support at the time of initial diagnosis and ongoing help with activities to day-to-day living. The needs of younger people are in many ways different from the needs of older people who develop dementia, and there is little or no direct support for them within the statutory services.
They are seeking a Charity Director to cover a period of maternity leave, enabling the continued long-term viability of the charity, by ensuring the highest standard of clinical delivery is maintained, and that the charity runs smoothly. The postholder will provide clinical advice/oversight to the charity and its staff, network and promote the philosophy and work of the charity, identify and introduce new ideas and evidence based or innovative practice, evaluate the effectiveness of the charity’s work with younger people with dementia and their carers, lead and provide good governance to other Authorities who wish to utilise the charity model in their area and work with other local stakeholders to maximise the support available to carers of younger people with dementia in Berkshire.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate:
Degree level qualification desirable, ideally relevant to the post (e.g. Nursing/Allied Health)
Leadership experience, with change management exposure.
Hands on experience of working clinically in the field of dementia in a health setting
Specialist knowledge and understanding of the multiple and complex needs of people living with dementia would be advantageous
Knowledge and understanding of the health and social care systems and operating frameworks and the Mental Capacity Act
Knowledge and experience of managing situations concerning safeguarding, risk management, complaints, and investigations
Experience in providing clinical supervision
Experience of managing budgets and developing strategic plans
We are looking for a leader with exceptional interpersonal, influencing, communication, observation, and reporting skills. Ability to engage and communicate with a wide range of professionals, staff, and other service stakeholders, with strong organisational skills and the ability to analyse situations and be able to make the right decisions.
For more information, please contact Katherine Anderson-Scott, Senior Consultant, Charisma Charity Recruitment, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01962 813300. Your application should include your CV and supporting statement.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law.
Closing date for applications: ASAP / last applications by Sunday 7 August 2022
However, applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply without delay to avoid disappointment.