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:
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:
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.
If this sounds like your perfect role or you’d like to find out more, we would love to hear from you.
Closing date: WEDNESDAY 17TH AUGUST 5pm
Interviews will be on THURSDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER in Musselburgh.
We may hold a second interview if required.
To apply, please send us:
If you are applying as a contractor or freelance, please see further information in the application pack.
For an Application Pack: please contact Sue Northrop: Sue@dfel.org.uk or phone: 07727883881
For questions of queries about the post, please contact: Janice Macleod, Chair Musselburgh Health & Well Being Group,
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 07528856147
Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!