Work for us

Dementia Support is committed to working towards a society where dementia is wholly understood and accepted.  We want to ensure that all people living with or affected by dementia are fully supported throughout their journey.

We are a small, ambitious charity based near Chichester where our state-of-the-art Dementia Hub – Sage House is based. Sage House delivers a wide range of vital services under one roof providing the latest support, information, advice and activities to those living with Dementia and their carers.

If you are interested in joining our friendly and high performing team and want to help us to deliver quality services, then we would be pleased to hear from you.

Current Vacancies

Finance Manager

Up to Full Time considered – Permanent

Salary: £31,401 FTE

Are you a conscientious, self-starter, able to use your own initiative and anticipate problems?

Are you a skilled financial magician who is strategic and highly organised? Do you thrive in a busy but rewarding environment?  Then this could be the role for you.

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Finance Manager

Up to Full Time considered – Permanent

Salary: £31,401 FTE

Are you a conscientious, self-starter, able to use your own initiative and anticipate problems? 

Are you a skilled financial magician who is strategic and highly organised? Do you thrive in a busy but rewarding environment?  Then this could be the role for you.

We are a young and dynamic charity who have big plans and ambitions to support people living with dementia in an unprecedented way.  Reporting to and working closely with the Chief Executive we need someone equally dynamic, with proven experience, to take responsibility for all aspects of financial management within the organisation.

Following a successful capital appeal, we have consolidated dementia services in the area into one central location – Sage House.  The first of its kind in the UK, in this state-of-the-art Hub we are delivering a wide range of vital services which are all designed to provide innovative and empowering care, support, information, advice and activities for those living with dementia and their carer’s.

The role of the Finance Manager is both a strategic and a hands-on role.  You will not only be responsible for the entry and maintenance of all financial records on Sage but will work closely with the team and various trustees to provide guidance and support with the financial aspects of new service designs and grant applications as well as producing accurate month end reports, budget reforecasts, annual budgeting and manage year-end accounting processes.

You will bring skills and experience, energy to work creatively and learn and most of all, a positive attitude. If you are interested in joining our high performing team and want to help us to deliver quality services then we would be pleased to hear from you.

To apply please complete the Application form below and return it to isla.lewis@dementia-support.org.uk.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please speak to Sally Tabbner, Chief Executive on 01243 888 691.

Closing date; 12 noon – 30th September 2020

Interview – 5th October 2020

Dementia Support is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of people living with dementia and their carer’s, and it expects both staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks, including references and a Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Job Description

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Trustee Vacancies

We are looking for trustees to join us, as a number of our current Board are reaching the end of their tenure.  It is an important time for the charity with a new strategy in place to grow the charity and the services that we provide across West Sussex.  

You will be involved in a very exciting chapter for our Charity as we expand our services, you will play a key role in making it possible.

About Dementia Support

Dementia Support is a young local charity based in Tangmere near Chichester and we have now created the first ever ‘one stop shop’ for those living directly or indirectly with dementia. In our state-of-the-art Hub Sage House which opened in May 2018, we deliver a wide range of vital services under one roof, providing the latest support, information, advice, activities and care to those living with dementia and memory loss.

Following the successful launch of Sage House, we are entering our next exciting phase which involves growing the charity across West Sussex and ultimately to a National level.

The Role

We are looking for a variety of skills to make up our trustee body and would welcome applications from those who have a background in any of the following;

  • Fundraising – Providing guidance and expertise to the CEO and Board of Trustees in the development of the fundraising strategy
  • Commercial – Knowledge and experience of working in a commercial/business environment
  • Legal – To advise the Chair and Board of Trustees on all matters associated with the legal aspects of the charity
  • Clinical or Commissioning background to advise the Board of Trustees on the development of services for people living with Dementia

We are keen to offer opportunities to people in the early to mid-stages of their career who may be looking to gain board experience as part of their professional development.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, trustees and volunteers.  We celebrate diversity and applications are actively encouraged from people living with dementia and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Time commitment

This is a voluntary, unpaid role and each year you will commit to:

  • Attending 6 board meetings, these are bi-monthly on a Friday from 11.00 to 2.00pm
  • Attending relevant committee meetings
  • Additional time commitments may be necessary to fulfil the role of a trustee attending events

Trustee –Person Specification

  • Commitment to the organisation and willingness to devote the necessary time and effort – a knowledge and understanding of dementia is advantageous
  • Can demonstrate experience of working at a strategic level and as part of a team
  • Evidence of demonstrating sound judgment and effective decision making with a willingness to express their views
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
  • Demonstrates fairness and the importance of confidentiality and understands the need to promote and implement equality and fairness

Messages from two of our Trustees

Sara Kelly ex GP

I joined Dementia Support shortly after it was set up in 2015. Being a Trustee has been challenging, fascinating and immensely rewarding. I am hugely proud of what we have achieved so far and I can highly recommend joining the team.

Chris Thornhill – Head of Marketing & Communications at Goodwood

I became a Trustee in 2019 to add some Marketing & Communications expertise to the Board of Trustees. I saw it as an exciting opportunity to gain beneficial experience at board level for an exciting, entrepreneurial & growing charity. The Trustees and the wider organisation have been very welcoming and inspiring, the experience itself has been hugely rewarding, challenging & importantly ‘fun’.

If you are interested in applying for a trusteeship please email our HR Trustee; sue.ahern@dementia-support.org.uk

If you would like to hear about future job vacancies please email us at info@dementia-support.org.uk