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Thank you for your interest in joining Dementia UK. We’re a passionate and collaborative organisation with a really positive atmosphere. We’re a diverse team and have a shared interest in the provision of excellent dementia care. Contact recruitment@dementiauk.org if you’d like to find out more about working for Dementia UK.


Communications Manager

Reporting to:      Director of Fundraising & Communications

Location:             Holloway Road, London

Hours of Work:  3 days a week (job share)

Salary:             circa £39,000 (pro rata) 

Contract:            Contract – 10 months  

It’s a very significant and exciting time for the communications team at Dementia UK. We’re investing in our brand to increase awareness and knowledge of Dementia UK and Admiral Nurses, and strengthening our content, digital and media output to achieve this aim

Reporting into the Director of Fundraising & Communications, this part-time (three days a week) maternity cover role will play a key part in developing the Communications Team.

An experienced communications professional, you will have experience across all areas of communications, including in developing and implementing strategies.

You will be working as part of a job share, so excellent communication skills are also a must, as is management experience, as you will be line managing established team members.

In return, we offer a supportive, inclusive environment, plenty of scope for development, and the opportunity to work on a cause that is becoming an increasingly important and urgent issue in the UK today.

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Please send a covering letter, identifying your suitability for the post and a CV to recruitment@dementiauk.org.


Professional & Practice Development Facilitators for Admiral Nursing

Contract:  2 x Full-time/ or negotiated hours – Permanent
Salary: £41,000 – £49,000

Regions:  1 x South West of England and 1 x West Midlands/ South Wales (Full –time)

  • Are you looking for a new challenge and interested in helping one of the UK’s leading dementia charities drive forward exciting new developments in Admiral Nursing?
  • Are you passionate about improving the lives of families affected by dementia?
  • Would you like to be involved in supporting the exciting development of Admiral Nursing?
  • Do you have qualities of leadership, knowledge and skills in facilitating & developing practice and a vision for advancing specialist dementia nursing?

Dementia UK is looking to appoint a professional and practice development facilitator to support the development of Admiral Nursing. As a member of the Admiral Nursing Directorate, you will work with the Professional & Practice Development Lead to provide leadership and facilitation for a defined group of Admiral Nurses, one post covering the South West region and the other covering the West Midlands/ South Wales region.

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who provide vital support to families affected by dementia. They work across a variety health and social care settings to provide expert clinical and emotional support, practical advice, and therapeutic interventions to help families. There are currently 215 Admiral Nurses throughout England and the charity aims to increase this to 300 by end of 2020.

Admiral Nurses are supported by Dementia UK, to access professional and practice development on a regular basis. You will be expected to work with a defined group of Admiral Nurses to help develop practice in a systematic way and demonstrate positive outcomes for families affected by dementia.

This position will be home-based, with travel focused mostly in the South West or West Midlands / South Wales and with regular trips to Dementia UK headquarters in London.

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We are looking for an energetic, skilled individual who has an excellent understanding of dementia care, facilitation skills and a proven track record in leading & facilitating projects and/or practice development. If this is you, please send a covering letter, identifying your suitability for the post and a CV to recruitment@dementiauk.org.

Please indicate which post you are applying for in your covering letter.

Closing date:  8th January 2018

Interviews will take place: 22nd or 23rd January 2018 in London

For further information please contact Rachel Thompson, Admiral Nurse Professional & Practice Development Lead on:

07789 861630 or rachel.thompson@dementiauk.org