Dementia Friendly East Lothian CIC
Dementia Friendly East Lothian CIC
Dementia Friendly East Lothian exists to help people with dementia, family & friends live and not just exist - with people to see, places to go, things to do

Current vacancies

Manager: The Musselburgh Meeting Centre

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £30,000
  • Musselburgh, but with a mixture of working from home and travel primarily in East Lothian
  • Closing 12th August 2022

The Musselburgh Meeting Centre: Building East Lothian’s first Meeting Centre

Dementia Friendly East Lothian exists to transform the daily lives of people with dementia and unpaid carers and supporters. We want to help people live and not exist, as valued citizenships and equal members of their community. They lead our work and equal partners in all we do.

The Musselburgh Meeting Centre is the result of the hard work and commitment of people with lived experience, communities and service providers working together. Our vision is that the Musselburgh Centre will change the lives of the Members who attend and the wider Musselburgh community. It will inspire and support other local centres and improve the availability and quality of activities that improve the lives of people living with dementia and unpaid carers/supporters.

About the job

As Manager of the Musselburgh Meeting Centre, you will play a central role in setting up and running East Lothian’s first Meeting Centre.

You will work in ways that promote and enhance the participation and leadership of people living with dementia and unpaid supporters and work with communities and partners to develop the Centre as a resource for the whole community. The Manager will play an important role in ensuring the Meeting Centre has rich and sustainable relationships with the communities of Musselburgh and supports Dementia Friendly Musselburgh.

As Manager you will appoint, develop and lead a small team of paid staff and volunteers, working with people with dementia and unpaid supporters to set up and run the Centre. You will do this using the guidance from the UK Meeting Centres Support Programme with the support of a Meeting Centre Management Committee and DFEL. You will ensure that the Centre is built on sound, firm and sustainable foundations, with high quality policies and processes.

The Meeting Centre group currently meets 1 morning a week, this will be extended to 3 mornings as the Centre becomes established. You will also play a role in supporting the development of Meeting Centres across East Lothian and represent East Lothian in Meetings of Centres in Scotland and beyond.

About you

You will share our vision, enthusiasm and commitment to work with us to make our aspirations a reality. You will understand dementia and the challenges it brings and have the initiative and flexibility to find effective and innovative solutions. You will be a team player, confident and skilled in working in partnership with people living with dementia, unpaid supporters, the community and professionals. You will also be able to manage people, work and finances. Experience of working in and with communities is also an important skill for this role.

We positively welcome applications from people living with dementia and unpaid carers/supporters and people with a wide range of experience, relevant to the requirements of the job.

You can draw on skills and experience gained through self-management and living with dementia or another long-term condition, unpaid work, paid work, volunteering and your personal life. Ideally this experience is round dementia, but we know that there are many similarities with living with and supporting other long-term conditions.

There are no essential qualifications for the post, but training is required for the postholder. We will provide training, mentoring and support to the successful applicant and this can be undertaken paid and in work time.

About Dementia Friendly East Lothian

Dementia Friendly East Lothian is a social enterprise focussed round changing lives and communities. Our approach is inspired by the power of people with lived experience to lead and influence decisions that matter to them and the important role of communities in helping people stay connected and manage living with dementia. Our work is led by people with dementia and unpaid supporters, including our Board.

As a community-led social enterprise, started by an unpaid carer, we work in ways that build personal and community capacity and assets. We believe we go further together and that how we work is as important as what we achieve. The impetus for The Musselburgh Meeting Centre has been developed so far by people coming together to talk, share and plan through community conversations, peer led support and Gatherings. You can read how we got here on our website: dfel.org.uk

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Development Worker – Dementia Friendly Musselburgh

  • Part time
  • £20,000 – £27,374 pro-rata
  • Musselburgh, but with a mixture of working from home and travel primarily in East Lothian
  • Closing 17th August 2022

Dementia Friendly East Lothian and the Musselburgh Area Partnership share a vision of Musselburgh as place where people living with dementia and unpaid carers are valued and respected members of our community. We are passionate that dementia is about everyone. Whilst this is a serious project with serious outcomes, creating fun, joy and togetherness are important outcomes and key to success.

Dementia Friendly Musselburgh will support communities across the Musselburgh Area to be informed about dementia and enabled to create inclusive and empowering places for all. It will link closely with the Musselburgh Meeting Centre we are setting up with East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership.

As Development Worker, you will play a key role in helping us realise our shared hopes and aspirations, working with people living with dementia, unpaid carers/supporters and communities across the Musselburgh Area and the Musselburgh Health and Well Being Group.

About Dementia Friendly East Lothian

Dementia Friendly East Lothian exists to transform the daily lives of people with dementia and unpaid carers and supporters. We want people to live and not exist, as valued citizenships and equal members of our communities. Our approach is inspired by the power of people with lived experience and communities to lead and influence decisions that matter to them. Our work is led by people with dementia and unpaid supporters, including our Board. You can read about us on our website: dfel.org.uk.

Your role is to:

  • Promote and support the development of Musselburgh as a Dementia Friendly Community
  • Ensure people living with dementia and unpaid carers/supporters are full, active and equal participants, including as volunteers.
  • Work in partnership with the Musselburgh Health and Well-being Group, Connected Communities and VCEL to identify and deliver actions that tangibly improve lives and develop volunteering
  • Organise and run events, activities and communications that inspire and support our aspirations for Musselburgh and which build strong and enabling relationships across and within the community, all ages
  • Manage the project and required reporting and any financial monitoring.

About you:

We are looking for the right person for this challenging and rewarding post/project, so there are no essential qualifications. Where the successful candidate requires training, this will be provided free, in work time as part of the post.

We positively welcome applications from people living with dementia and unpaid carers/supporters and people with a wide range of experience, relevant to the requirements of the job.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Shares our values and aspirations for Musselburgh
  • Is positive, creative and flexible
  • Likes to work with people and teams, valuing diversity and ensuring everyone is included and valued
  • Has excellent time management and organisation skills.
  • Is self-motivated and works with minimal supervision
  • Is committed to equality and inclusion and rights

You should have at least 2 years relevant experience and be able to demonstrate skills in some or all aspects of the post. We would like you to demonstrate and give practical examples from any area of your life. Ideally we would like you to demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of Musselburgh, from your experience or knowledge.

Please draw on all your relevant experience. We value and recognise skills and experience gained through self-management, unpaid work, paid work, volunteering and your personal life. Ideally this experience is round dementia, but we know that there are many similarities with living with and supporting other long-term conditions

We do not expect you to be an expert in all these areas! We will provide training and support as part of your development in the post.

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