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Find out about working for Alzheimer's Society.
Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation with over 2,500 employees and nearly 9,000 volunteers, working together to build a better world for people with dementia and the people who care for them. We believe that people affected by dementia have the right to high quality services and support, and we work to achieve this through a combination of campaigning and awareness raising, research, training, information provision and the delivery of our own services.
We have offices across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Productive partnerships between employees and volunteers drive our work at every level, with all our people bringing essential skills, perspectives and experience to the Society to help ensure we have the maximum possible impact within local communities.
We have a wide variety of roles within the Society; across our services this includes local administration support, Day Centre Management, Dementia Advice, and group activities such as Singing for the Brain. Functional teams range from Finance, HR, Marketing and Project Management, to Volunteering Development and Helpline Advice. We also have dedicated teams working on Fundraising, Policy and Campaigning, Events and Research. If you want to get involved, visit our current opportunities page to see what's available right now.
Always informed by the needs and experiences of people affected by dementia, we:
- are inclusive, making sure that we reach out to and involve people from every group and community
- challenge ourselves and others to question the status quo, be pioneering, and embrace change
- aspire to excellence in everything we do
- always act with integrity and treat everyone with respect, dignity and fairness
- enable others to make a meaningful contribution and realise their potential.
Learn about our vision and mission.
You can also read our Dignity at Work policy, Equality and Inclusion Policy and Recruitment Policy which ensures we are a fair in our recruitment practices and provide equal opportunities to all our job applicants and everyone working at the Society.
Charity Award Winners
We are the proud winners of the Most Admired Charity award at the Third Sector Awards 2015.
The Most Admired Charity award is a particularly prestigious award as nominations are made by influential leaders within the sector and the winner is chosen by a vote. This award recognises all of the people associated with the Society over the past 36 years who have worked tirelessly to ensure we are making the biggest impact possible on people affected by dementia.
Employee Engagement Award Winners
We are also proud to be the 2013 Winner of the Employee Engagement category at the HR Distinction Awards.
The judges commented on how we have worked hard to make sure both employees and volunteers are committed to achieving our vision; highlighted that our leadership team are dedicated to connecting with our people; and recognised the real results that have been achieved through the work we've been doing.
Our Employee Forum offers an effective way for employees to contribute their experiences, views and opinions towards the development of the Society. There are Local Employee Forums for each area of the Society. Employee Forum members act on behalf of all the employees in their area, finding out what people think about important developments in the Society and sharing this with the rest of the Employee Forum. Members also contribute their own knowledge and ideas to a range of important issues in order to help the Society find the best way to move forward.
We run a Welcome Day for all our employees to attend within three months of starting their role. We want to welcome new people to the Society and give them a chance to meet people from across the organisation, including some of the Society's leaders and senior managers.
During the day, there are opportunities to network and get involved in lively discussion and debate. Different teams showcase how they contribute to achieving the Society's aims to help employees find out about the different areas of our work, and understand the Society's structure, and how their role relates to others across the Society.
Are you interested in a career with Alzheimer's Society? Please click here to find out more!
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