Local Representative


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Alzheimer's Society Published: 19th February 2016
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Local Representatives use their considerable knowledge, skills and experience to represent Alzheimer's Society with external organisations, statutory agencies, local forums, alliances and at awareness-raising events.  Whilst not a decision-making role in itself, Local Reps act as an authentic and expert voice for dementia locally and their involvement is key to influencing local decision-makers to improve services for people living with dementia.

Activities will vary but are likely to include some of the following:

  • Attending a range of meetings with a wide variety of external agencies as a representative of the Society, in particular local health and social care bodies, Care Commissioning Groups, GP groups and lay scrutiny groups
  • Linking to local Dementia Action Alliances, Dementia Forums and Dementia Friendly Communities developments
  • Making contact with elected representatives to promote the Society’s work and raise issues relevant to the local constituency
  • Linking to local groups, communities, businesses, individuals externally and to internal groups
  • Promoting the Society at awareness raising events
  • Feeding back locally gained intelligence on developments in the field that may either impact on our current services or could present an opportunity for the development of new services and/or funding opportunities
  • Reporting back on activities in line with agreed protocols

This is an interesting and flexible role in which you and your line manager will agree the time commitment required. It is likely to include reading time so that you are up-to-date with the Society’s key priorities, current areas of work and campaigning issues, in addition to time committed to attending external meetings. Though this will vary, it is recommended that you assume a commitment of up to 10 hours per month.

This could be the ideal role for you if you:

  •  are confident speaking at meetings and events
  • believe in the work of Alzheimer’s Society
  • have good interpersonal, and particularly verbal communication, skills
  • enjoy networking with a wide range of people
  • are happy attending a range of different meetings and events
  • have the time and inclination to read and digest a range of written materials
  • have the skills to act as an authentic and expert voice to improve services for people locally
  • are able to influence local decision-makers to improve services for people living with dementia

To find out more or apply, contact Jane on 01296 718956 or email volbucksberksoxon@alzheimers.org.uk

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