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The Psychological & Social Support Project Manager is initially a three year National Lottery funded role which will support the development and growth of a package of psychological and social support interventions for those diagnosed with dementia, their carers and families. RICE is looking to build on our existing support offer and this role is key to managing delivering, monitoring and evaluating a suite of new activities, courses, events and one to one support. The post holder will work with RICE’s Chief Executive Officer, Head of Fundraising & Communications, Volunteer & Engagement Coordinator and Project Administrator to oversee, coordinate and report on all elements of our lottery funded support programme.



The Research Institute for the Care of Older People leads and collaborates on essential research and service delivery to improve the health and find effective treatment for those impacted by dementia and other neuro degenerative conditions. RICE is an internationally renowned research and treatment centre located in Bath. We are an independent charity focused on essential research and providing support for people with dementia and other conditions of older age, their families and carers; dedicated to improving the quality of life of everyone involved.


RICE provides the NHS Memory Clinic Service to residents in BaNES, alongside working on both clinical trials and academic research in our purpose built RICE centre located on the Royal United Hospital site.



This is an exciting new role for RICE. It is a varied and proactive role which would suit someone with great organisational and people skills who enjoys supporting individuals and groups and working on a variety of activities. The post holder will work with the RICE team to build on the existing memory services, working collaboratively to identify new offers based on research findings around what our beneficiaries value most. You will lead on delivery of a test and learn approach to optimising the post -diagnosis journey for RICEs beneficiaries both through communications and peer support. The post holder will be supported by a Project Administrator to set up support groups and events,

manage participants and materials and support with data management. You will measure interest, participation and impact, and capture feedback from staff and beneficiaries to ensure continuous improvement through reporting findings and data gathered regularly to key project stakeholders.



1)Build a strong, motivated and high performing project team working collaboratively throughregular communications and setting up regular catch ups and team meetings.

2)Manage day to day relationships with the project and communications team, wider RICEteam, beneficiaries, volunteers and ambassadors building a consistent understanding ofproject aims, outputs and timescales.

3)Define project tasks and delivery with clear links to evaluation metrics and reporting andcreate and monitor a detailed schedule for all areas of project delivery, clearly establishingmilestones, roles and responsibilities, reporting dates. and timeframes. Proactivelycommunicate and manage any concerns, challenges or setbacks to ensure delivery to planand budget.

4)Facilitate the scoping, design and delivery of RICE’s Psychological and Social SupportProgramme. Working with the Project Administrator, organise and set up peer led sessionsand groups, events and activities and one to one support.

5)Working with the Project Administrator, lead on production of a beneficiary led informationpack and ensure all RICE’s beneficiary information remains up to date and relevant to keyaudiences.

6)Work with the Head of Fundraising & Communications and Volunteer & EngagementCoordinator to ensure that activities, events and services are meeting the needs of RICE’sbeneficiaries and are aligned to outputs from continuous evaluation and research.

7)Report regularly to the Project Board on progress, risks, issues and resource management.

8)Proactively manage quality assurance of the project support offer through working closelywith the team and volunteers and using data and feedback to assess impact and successagainst project objectives.

9)Keep an accurate record of resources expended included financial records and supportreconciliation with budgets as required.

10)Create and coordinate communications from the project to ensure that content for website,newsletters and social media is continually generated.

11)Work with the Project Administrator to develop and maintain a case study and imagedatabase for RICE from project outputs.

12)Work with Head of Fundraising & Communications to set up regular reporting schedule andformat. Ensure that evaluation framework for the project is followed and that data captureprocesses are working and creating reportable project data.


Application Process

To see the full job descirption and person specification and to apply please visit our website:


Closing Date and Interviews

Closing date for applications: 2nd May 2023

Interview date: 9th - 11th May 2023

Please note applicants will only be contacted if they have been shortlisted for an interview.

Psychological & Social Support Project Manager


£32,422 pro rata


22.5 hours

Contract Type:

Part time, Fixed term for 3 years


Hybrid - Bath & work from home

Close Date:

Tuesday, 2 May 2023

Email Contact:

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