Age Scotland
Age Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC010100

Age Scotland is an independent charity working in Scotland dedicated to improving the later lives of everyone on the ageing journey.


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Policy Officer (Housing)

  • Full time
  • £27,600 – £30,018
  • Based Edinburgh (with occasional travel)
  • Closing 18th July 2019

Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.

We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

We are looking for a Policy Officer to assist Age Scotland in monitoring, analysing and influencing public policy developments that affect the interests of older people in Scotland, with a focus on housing and related policy areas such as fuel poverty and energy efficiency.

The post holder will also build relationships with key influencers, engaging with a wide audience and ensuring that older people have a voice within policy, communications and campaigns.

In the first instance, this appointment will be until March 31st 2020. Funding bids for the project are submitted to the Scottish Government annually.

The post will be based in Edinburgh, but you will be expected to occasionally travel throughout Scotland and the wider-UK.

The successful applicant must have experience in policy roles, providing advice to a wide variety of audiences, in both verbal and written form.

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Fundraising & Marketing Assistant

  • Full time
  • £19,000 – £23,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th July 2019

Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.

We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Fundraising and Marketing Assistant. This is an exciting new post within the Fundraising Team and will support the team in implementing a refreshed fundraising strategy to achieve its financial targets.

We are looking for an experienced administrator with the ability to process data, analyse findings and engage positively with our supporters.

This is a varied role where you will be confident supporting the fundraising team in a number of ways and across a variety of fundraising areas. You will have an outgoing personality and be capable of promoting our work externally, creating a positive experience with existing and new supporters and working cross-departmentally to help achieve the fundraising goals.

We are ideally looking for someone with experience in fundraising and knowledge of the Raiser’s Edge database system.

The post will be based in Edinburgh, but you may be expected to occasionally travel throughout Scotland and the wider-UK.

Will you support our fundraising team to meet its objectives to help older people Love Later Life?

If you have the skills, experience and ambition required to fulfil this role then please apply now!

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P/T Dementia Training Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,500 – £29,000 pro-rata
  • Based Edinburgh (with frequent travel)
  • Closing 8th August 2019

Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.

We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

Thanks to new funding from the Life Changes Trust and the Robertson Trust we will be increasing the reach of our dementia training, developing new workshops focusing on the inclusion of people affected by dementia in rewarding activities and opportunities and on rights-based training for carers.

The dementia trainer will work with the team deliver dementia training and have lead responsibility for developing and delivering rights-based training.

Training will be shaped by the experiences of people affected by dementia.

This post is funded until 30/8/2022.

The post will be based in Edinburgh, but you will be expected to travel throughout Scotland.

The successful applicant must have experience of training and substantial knowledge of the rights-based issues which impact on the lives of people affected by dementia.

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Dementia Training Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £31,855
  • Based Edinburgh (with frequent travel)
  • Closing 8th August 2019

Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.

We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

Thanks to new funding from the Life Changes Trust and the Robertson Trust we will be increasing the reach of our dementia training, developing new workshops focusing on the inclusion of people affected by dementia in rewarding activities and opportunities and on rights-based training for carers.

The dementia training team coordinator will manage the dementia training team and be responsible for reporting and liaison with project evaluators.

The post holder will ensure that training is shaped by the experiences of people affected by dementia.

This post is funded until 30/08/2022.

The post will be based in Edinburgh, but you will be expected to travel throughout Scotland.

The successful applicant must have experience in training and in working with people affected by dementia.

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P/T Dementia Training Team Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,000 pro-rata
  • Based Edinburgh (with occasional travel)
  • Closing 8th August 2019

Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.

We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

Thanks to new funding from the Life Changes Trust and the Robertson Trust we will be increasing the reach of our dementia training, developing new workshops focusing on the inclusion of people affected by dementia in rewarding activities and opportunities and rights-based training for carers.

The dementia training team administrator will provide high quality administrative support for the team including making arrangements for training workshops, supporting consultation with people affected by dementia and collating evidence for project monitoring and evaluation.

This post is funded until 30/8/2022.

The post will be based in Edinburgh, but you will be expected to occasionally travel throughout Scotland.

The successful applicant must have experience of providing administrative support across a wide range of functions.

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National Community Development Officer (3 posts)

  • Part time
  • £32,331 pro-rata
  • Various Locations
  • Closing 2nd August 2019

Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.

We support and enable hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.

Through our work we provide community development support to enable Age Scotland older people’s member groups to get started, grow and sustain their activities and services.

To enable us to continue to deliver and widen a programme of community development support including national and regional networking, training and engagement opportunities for Age Scotland older people’s member groups, we are expanding our existing and much valued Community Services Division, by placing a National Community Development Officer in each of the local authority areas listed in the Job Description.

This is a wonderful opportunity for those with experience of working with community groups and partner organisations in a community development setting and an understanding of the voluntary/community, statutory and private sectors in relation to the provision of services to older people.

The post is home based with frequent travelling and occasional overnight stays. It is essential that you are resident in the main local authority area of responsibility.

If you have the skills, experience, ambition and understanding of the benefits of community partnership required to fulfil this role, then please apply now.

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Volunteering

Community Connector

At Postcode

Administrative / Office Work,Advice / Information Giving

1st August 2019

Our statistics have revealed that 240,000 people in Scotland regard the television or a pet as their closest companion. Here at Age Scotland, we aim to tackle loneliness and social isolation on a practical level through our Community Connecting Service – and we need your help! … Read more

Community Connector

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Advice / Information Giving

14th May 2019

Your role will involve contacting the older person to find out their interests, researching the relevant opportunities and keeping in touch with them for a few weeks with regular calls of friendship and encouragement. You’ll be making a huge difference to someone’s life and be ac… Read more

Big Knit

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Arts (Music / Drama / Crafts)

21st January 2019

Be part of the Big Knit by knitting little hats for bottles. Patterns available from Volunteer Centre and by e-mailing lewis@volunteeringwesternisles.co.uk Read more

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