Social Prescribing Coordinator

OPPORTUNITY TO CO-ORDINATE GROUND-BREAKING PROJECT!

Social Prescribing is an exciting NHS non-pharmaceutical development whereby GPs and their primary care link workers invite patients to choose re-energising social prescriptions – art, dance, music, drama, photography, poetry, wellbeing walks, horticulture – to help override anxiety, social isolation, ill health of all kinds.  Arts 4 Dementia recently held the first  UK’s first conference on Social Prescribing to Arts & Heritage for Dementia (SPD). Our aim now is to achieve SPD to combat trauma and ease diagnosis for 225,000 people diagnosed each year as they embark on life with dementia – through the joyful milieu of culture and wellbeing. 

Social Prescribing Project Co-ordinator

Arts 4 Dementia invites applications for an experienced project co-ordinator, interested in the arts, good at research and a skilled communicator, to provide resourceful administrative support for our president, director of our social prescribing (SP) programme; to liaise with arts and health organisations, SP link workers, universities, for SP pilot programmes programmes in London and Manchester and to help research SP meetings at UK Museums to advance SP to arts as diagnostic practice for dementia,  for the resulting report publication and launch conference, December 2020. Through a ground-breaking year-long programme directed by our president Veronica Franklin Gould, we aim to establish through these meetings and a year-long series of arts programmes for people with early symptoms of dementia and their companions, we aim to establish the infrastructure, key links and evidence necessary to sustain and enable SP to arts to be embedded into the diagnostic process for dementia.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Director in the administration of
  • Raise public awareness through social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to health and social care and arts for health, SP networks
  • Liaise with A4D head office
  • Liaise with SP teams for museum meetings and conference for their biographies, conference presentations, expenses, etc.
  • Assist in evaluation and share workshop, event and conference note-taking with the Director.

Requirements

  • Highly motivated university graduate with 2.1 or higher degree preferred.
  • Well-organised at project administration.
  • Efficient, adaptable, willing to learn and co-ordinate research, able to deal with the varying demands of innovative projects.
  • Adept at Word, email, Excel, PowerPoint, social media platforms, familiar with Eventbrite, Surveymonkey and MailChimp.
  • Personable, able to communicate clearly and to build excellent relationships with a variety of people and organisations.
  • Accurate, stylish document presentation.
  • Ability to build warm relationships with a variety of people and organisations.

Hours        Full time, normally 9.30-5.30

Location    Putney, London SW15 1PE.

Salary        £24,000, p.a..

If you meet these requirements and believe you are the right candidate to help us advance the mission of Arts 4 Dementia, please email your CV with a covering letter on one A4 page, including a statement confirming that you have read this job description and with “Subject: Social Prescribing Project Co-ordinator application” to:

veronica@arts4dementia.org.uk 
Veronica Franklin Gould – President & Founder, Arts 4 Dementia

Arts 4 Dementia (Registered Charity 1140842; Registered Company 7511427) helps develop programmes at arts venues for people with early-stage dementia and carers, enabling them to enjoy active life together in the community for longer. We train arts facilitators and postgraduate arts students and host conferences, with reports, to showcase best arts practice for early-stage dementia. Our website directory signposts arts opportunities for dementia nationwide.     

Publications:
Reawakening Integrated, Arts and Heritage (2017): A regional programme, with a framework to integrate arts into dementia services in Dorset – a feasibility study
Music Reawakening (2015): Musicianship and Access for Early to Mid Stage Dementia – The Way Forward
Reawakening the Mind (2013): Evaluation of Arts 4 Dementia’s London Arts Challenge in 2012: Arts interventions to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.