Alzheimer Scotland
Alzheimer Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC022315

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia and fund vital dementia research.

Current vacancies

Service Administrator - Fife

  • Part time
  • £18,811 – £19,588 pro-rata
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 8th November 2021

The post of Service Administrator is an integral part of the locality team and will provide administrative and IT support to the team and assist them with the general day to day running of the service. You will have good communication and office management skills, including a working knowledge of basic financial procedures. You will have good keyboard skills and be experienced and competent in the use of Microsoft Office and be able to work to deadlines.

The Service Administrator will often be the first point of contact for people contacting the service and therefore a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication skills and an empathic, positive attitude is essential.

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Dementia Advisor – Scottish Borders

  • Part time
  • £27,055 – £29,951 pro-rata
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 15th November 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent part time Dementia Advisor position within our Scottish Borders Services.

The post holder will provide information on support services available locally for both the person with dementia and his/her carers and family members, providing advice and signposting as and when required.

The Dementia Advisor will also provide support to local communities within the respective localities to help them become more dementia-friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. The post holder will work alongside the respective teams to deliver a blended approach of support, will develop and facilitate new activities for people living with dementia and carers whilst working alongside the Scottish Borders team to deliver and facilitate already established online virtual group work activities. The postholder will be based within Kelso Dementia Resource Centre. The post holder will work with individuals and groups of people affected by dementia and will seek to ensure that statutory and independent organisations improve their understanding and responses to the needs of people with dementia and their carers.

This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers in a given geographical area. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of the people we support, although he/she will have a fixed office base.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Community Connexions Outreach Worker - Fife

  • Part time
  • £19,588 – £20,955 pro-rata
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 8th November 2021

Since1981, Alzheimer Scotland has been campaigning for the rights and promoting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

The Community Connexions Outreach Worker role is central to our success, in providing people living with dementia with practical support, advice and access to resources, activities, groups and other community programmes that will sustain, as far as is possible, peoples’ independence, existing lifestyle and relationships.

THE ROLE

The key role of the Outreach Worker is to:

• Meet with, and build relationships with people living with dementia, their families and carers; and analyse their outcomes in order to understand the support they need to promote their physical, mental and emotional well-being;

• Act as a local resource for people living with dementia within a short intervention model; helping people build their confidence, and navigate through the health and social care system; facilitating their access to appropriate services and support within the community;

• Work with the Community Connexions Senior Practitioner in facilitating a range of therapeutic interventions on an individual or group basis. i.e. Cognitive stimulation; Reminiscence; Memory rehabilitation techniques; Validation; Use of music/art/horticulture and pet therapies etc.

• Initiate, develop and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals working in the field of dementia in the local voluntary, statutory and private sectors.

• Record and monitor all work undertaken, and produce regular progress reports to enable effective evaluation of the impact of outreach work on the person living with dementia, and the overall Community Connexions Service.

• Work with the Head of Operations, Service Manager and Community Connexions Senior Practitioner to identify gaps in the provision of outreach services for people living with dementia and their carers; sharing good practice with existing services.

• Promote positive attitudes in public services, and in the local community by providing information to raise awareness of the practical, psychological and emotional impact of living with dementia, and how people can support others to achieve their outcomes;

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL:

• Be flexible, self-motivated and dynamic with excellent communication and influencing skills, and ability to work effectively without close supervision;

• Have a proven track record of experience in each of the above elements of the role;

• Be committed to collaborative working and learning from others;

• Be experienced and show a good understanding of best practice in organising the provision of practical advice, support and access to resources for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

• Have achieved, or be working towards a recognised professional qualification in social services and healthcare to a minimum of SVQ Level 3 or equivalent.

• Have a full and valid UK driving licence and access to a car during working hours.

THE LOCATION:

This role will cover an area of the Fife Locality and ideally be based locally. A driving licence and access to a car during working hours is essential.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

This is an exciting opportunity if you love supporting people to make a difference in their lives. The role enables you to bring your expertise and your network together to provide practical support that will enable people living with dementia to meet their individual outcomes.

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Lanarkshire Community Activities Organiser

  • Part time
  • £19,588 – £20,955 pro-rata
  • Motherwell, Lanarkshire
  • Closing 24th November 2021

Since 1981, Alzheimer Scotland has been campaigning for the rights and promoting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

The Community Activities Organiser is central to our success, in sourcing, planning, organising and facilitating social, recreational and therapeutic activities both digitally and in the local community ensuring that people living with dementia are encouraged, have access to, and can participate in a varied range of activities which are designed to enhance their quality of life and enjoyment.

THE ROLE

The key role of the Community Activities Organiser role is to:

· Understand the various community types that exist and consider the activities that will help each community to flourish

· Advertise and promote activities and events, to ensure that every person living with dementia in the locality is aware, feels encouraged, has access to, and knows they can participate in the activities at their will

· Lead the development and organisation of individual and group, social, recreational and therapeutic activities and interests

· Initiate, develop and maintain effective working relationships with other partners working in the field of dementia in the local voluntary, statutory and private sectors

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL:

· Be flexible, self-motivated and dynamic with excellent communication and influencing skills, and ability to work effectively without close supervision

· Have a proven track record of experience in each of the above elements of the role

· Be committed to collaborative working and learning from others

· Be experienced and show a good understanding of best practice in organising the provision of therapeutic interventions for people living with dementia, their families and carers

THE LOCATION

· This role will cover the Lanarkshire locality with a base within our Dementia Resource Centre in Motherwell. A driving licence and access to a car during working hours is essential.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

· This is an exciting opportunity if you love supporting people to make a difference in their lives. The role enables you to bring your expertise and your network together to provide community activities that will enable people living with dementia to meet their individual outcomes.

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Dementia Link Worker - East Lothian

  • Part time
  • £26,787 – £29,654 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 19th March 2021

A vacancy has arisen for a Post Diagnostic Dementia Link Worker to work in East Lothian as part of the multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team, based in East Lothian Community Hospital

The Dementia Link Worker will provide Post Diagnostic Support for people who have received a diagnosis of Dementia and will work with families for a minimum of a year, providing flexible and proactive advice, information and support around aspects which will enable people to live well with Dementia for as long as possible.

The successful applicant will have a recognised professional qualification in social care, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, community work, counselling or other related occupations to a minimum of SVQ Level 3 or Nursing grade 5. Full driving license and access to a vehicle during working time essential.

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Dementia Link Worker - Midlothian

  • Part time
  • £26,787 – £29,654 pro-rata
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 26th March 2021

Make a real difference: help us to make sure no one goes through dementia on their own.

A vacancy has arisen for an additional Post Diagnostic Dementia Link Worker to work in Midlothian as part of the multi-disciplinary Dementia Team, based in Bonnyrigg Health Centre.

The Link Worker will provide Post Diagnostic Support for people who have received a diagnosis of Dementia and will work with families for a minimum of a year, providing flexible and proactive advice, information and support around aspects which will enable people to live well with Dementia for as long as possible.

You will provide information and support to people who have received a diagnosis of dementia and their families, signposting and connecting people to peer support or appropriate services for a minimum of one year. This is consistent with Alzheimer Scotland’s 5 Pillars Model of Post Diagnostic Support enabling people to live well with dementia for as long as possible.

The successful applicant will have a recognised professional qualification in social care, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, community work, counselling or other related occupations to a minimum of SVQ Level 4 or Nursing grade 5. Full driving license and access to a vehicle during working time essential. This post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Community Activities Organiser (2 posts)

  • Part time
  • £18,825 – £20,139 pro-rata
  • Central/ South Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 28th March 2021

The Community Activities Organiser is central to our success, in sourcing, planning, organising and facilitating social, recreational and therapeutic activities in the local community. Ensuring that people living with dementia are encouraged to reach their full potential and can participate in a varied range of activities which are designed to enhance their quality of life.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our team. The successful applicant will be required to use digital platforms in addition to working within the community. They will have good communication skills and a caring attitude, with the ability to show empathy and understanding for people living with Dementia and their families. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Trusts & Foundations Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,084 – £31,676
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th April 2021

This role sits within the Development and Innovation Directorate.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Trusts Manager, who will bring a proven track record of success, excellent application writing skills and a collaborative and warm approach. This post will work closely with the Deputy Director of Development and the Stakeholder Engagement Team to grow the volume and size of Trust donations and build valuable relationships with key Trusts who share the values and aims of Alzheimer Scotland.

You will research, design, write and submit detailed applications to existing Trusts, as well as identify and engage new ones. You will work closely with Locality Service Managers to fill identified funding gaps, managing and building long term relationships with funders by reporting and updating as per the Trust criteria.

If you have a passion for writing and know how to create stand out applications that influence Trusts to give, then we’d love to hear from you.

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Assistant Accountant

  • Part time
  • £31,455 – £33,959 pro-rata
  • Initially home based then160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th April 2021

We have an exciting opportunity to join Alzheimer Scotland as an Assistant Accountant. This is a part time, 21 hours, permanent position.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading dementia charity, offering specialist support services, community activities, information and advice at every stage of the dementia journey, from over 60 locations across Scotland, from Shetland to the Borders.

We are seeking applications from individuals with at least 4 years’ experience of working in a varied finance role within a complex organisation and who possess the skills to take on the tasks outlined in the job description

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Dementia Advisor

  • Part time
  • £26,787 – £29,654 pro-rata
  • Shetland
  • Closing 26th April 2021

Alzheimer Scotland is seeking to recruit a new team to develop our support within Shetland.

The Dementia Advisor role is central to our success in supporting people living with dementia and their families, offering support and advice, providing access to information and resources coupled with liaising with community organisations to become dementia friendly. This role will take a lead in developing the services in the islands and should have a thorough knowledge of the Shetland community.

The successful applicants will have excellent communication and interpersonal community skills, with the ability to show empathy and understanding, be resilient, imaginative and resourceful. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

A good knowledge of social media and digital platforms is essential.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Community Activity Organiser

  • Part time
  • £19,394 – £20,748 pro-rata
  • Shetland
  • Closing 26th April 2021

The Community Activities Organiser will work alongside the Dementias Advisor and play a key role in sourcing, planning, organising and facilitating social, recreational and therapeutic activities in the local community. Ensuring that people living with dementia are encouraged to reach their full potential and can participate in a varied range of activities which are designed to enhance their quality of life.

The successful applicants will have excellent communication and interpersonal community skills, with the ability to show empathy and understanding, be resilient, imaginative and resourceful. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

A good knowledge of social media and digital platforms is essential.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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National Active Voice Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,770 – £34,299
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th May 2021

Alzheimer Scotland, Policy Team

Scottish Dementia Working Group and National Dementia Carers Action Network

Contract: 1 position, 35 hours per week. This post is currently funded to 31 March 2022 and may be extended subject to future funding being available.

Location: Based in Glasgow or Edinburgh, work location is open for discussion with the successful candidate

The collective voice of people with lived experience, as a person with dementia or as a carer, is at the heart of what Alzheimer Scotland do. We have two national active voice groups; The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) for people living with dementia and the National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) for people who are carers or former carers of people with dementia. Both groups campaign to protect the rights of people with dementia and carers; influence policy and practice at all levels; support research and raise awareness to challenge stigma and change the image of dementia.

We are looking for an outstanding individual to provide strategic leadership, management and guidance to the team of SDWG and NDCAN development officers, to facilitate an effective campaigning voice of people with dementia and carers.

You will have a recognised professional qualification in community development or community education, social care or health care or other related occupations to a minimum of SVQ Level 4. You will also have excellent communication skills, be highly organised and capable of working effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.

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Virtual Resource Centre Coordinator – Home based/flexible

  • Full time
  • £27,055 – £29,951
  • Home based/flexible
  • Closing 20th May 2021

This is an exciting new opportunity to join the Alzheimer Scotland Digital Team.

Like many organisations we had to rapidly transform our delivery methods over the last year to ensure that the communities we support were still connected and supported. We have been able to demonstrate how successful we have been in transitioning our therapeutic supports to a digital model. As we slowly open back up to more traditional supports, we wish to make sure we still have a strong platform of therapeutic support delivered digitally, offering a very blended approach to our supports.

The Virtual resource Centre (VRC) is a digital representation of our bricks and mortar Dementia Resource Centres (DRC), and will be key in our ambitious delivery of digital therapeutic supports across Scotland in line with our strategic aim of supporting people living with dementia so that no-one is alone. It embodies the same principles of dementia friendly design, has a sense of community, and is a place where people living with dementia can meet, benefit from therapeutic groups and activities and speak to staff and volunteers who will offer support and guidance. It is a hub for accessing information at an appropriate time and place, and where you will be made welcome by our host, who is an avatar – a digital person who can speak to you and respond to your questions.

This role will be embedded in the Digital Team but will work very closely with our operational services liaising with colleagues to ensure the menu of activities is supported and delivered on this world first digital platform. This is a wonderful opportunity to shape and develop a world first service, in an inspirational and innovative team. We have a strong legacy of digital innovation in Alzheimer Scotland and this is the latest addition to our portfolio of digital supports.

You will be line managed by the senior member of the digital team and work very closely with the locality leads. This is a full time, permanent position. Further details about the requirements for this role are included on the attached specification.

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Virtual Resource Centre Coordinator – Home based/flexible

  • Full time
  • £27,055 – £29,951
  • Home based/flexible
  • Closing 20th May 2021

This is an exciting new opportunity to join the Alzheimer Scotland Digital Team.

Like many organisations we had to rapidly transform our delivery methods over the last year to ensure that the communities we support were still connected and supported. We have been able to demonstrate how successful we have been in transitioning our therapeutic supports to a digital model. As we slowly open back up to more traditional supports, we wish to make sure we still have a strong platform of therapeutic support delivered digitally, offering a very blended approach to our supports.

The Virtual resource Centre (VRC) is a digital representation of our bricks and mortar Dementia Resource Centres (DRC), and will be key in our ambitious delivery of digital therapeutic supports across Scotland in line with our strategic aim of supporting people living with dementia so that no-one is alone. It embodies the same principles of dementia friendly design, has a sense of community, and is a place where people living with dementia can meet, benefit from therapeutic groups and activities and speak to staff and volunteers who will offer support and guidance. It is a hub for accessing information at an appropriate time and place, and where you will be made welcome by our host, who is an avatar – a digital person who can speak to you and respond to your questions.

This role will be embedded in the Digital Team but will work very closely with our operational services liaising with colleagues to ensure the menu of activities is supported and delivered on this world first digital platform. This is a wonderful opportunity to shape and develop a world first service, in an inspirational and innovative team. We have a strong legacy of digital innovation in Alzheimer Scotland and this is the latest addition to our portfolio of digital supports.

You will be line managed by the senior member of the digital team and work very closely with the locality leads. This is a full time, permanent position. Further details about the requirements for this role are included on the attached specification.

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Senior Fundraising Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,414 – £29,951
  • Edinburgh (Currently working from home due to Covid 19)
  • Closing 26th May 2021

We have an exciting opportunity to join Alzheimer Scotland as a Senior Fundraising Support Officer.

This is a full time, 35 hours, temporary position for a period of 12 months commencing July 2021.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading dementia charity, offering specialist support services, community activities, information and advice at every stage of the dementia journey, from over 60 locations across Scotland, from Shetland to the Borders.

We are seeking applications from individuals with strong database administration experience preferably in a fundraising environment within a complex organisation and who possess the skills to take on the tasks outlined in the job description.

If you’re interested by what you’ve read, and have the necessary skills, experience and ability to make a success of this role, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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PA/Senior Administrator

  • Full time
  • £23,899 – £26,223
  • Home based
  • Closing 24th June 2021

We are delighted to invite applications for the post of PA/Senior Administrator to provide administration support of the highest quality to our Directors and assist in the charity’s governance.

The appointment is home based. There will be a requirement to attend office premises, as well as a requirement for attendance over several locations from time to time for specific purposes, as directed.

About the Job

The role will be to provide flexible, proactive and expert level administrative support to our Directors, Board of Trustees Committees and other senior leaders across Alzheimer Scotland, whilst engaging widely with internal and external stakeholders. This means you’ll be interacting closely with colleagues across all teams and get involved with every part of what we do here at Alzheimer Scotland. You will help run busy diaries, deal with correspondence, and support the Directors.

You will assist the Chairs of our sub-committees in their roles and be responsible for the co-ordination, scheduling and organising of these in line with our rules of governance producing high quality minutes and summaries of each meeting.

You will be coordinating and fulfilling a number of day to day requests from two of our Directors (Finance & Policy) making sure that their calendars are managed well and supporting the achievement of their workstreams.

About You

Being a great administrator goes without saying but you will also be a strong communicator with a high level of integrity and someone who exercises tact and diplomacy, delivers to deadlines and takes real pride in the accuracy and quality of your work.

You must be highly organised, have great attention to detail with excellent IT skills and appreciation of the confidential nature of this role.

We are ideally looking for someone who has had previous experience in a role of a similar nature or are highly adaptive and looking for a new challenge.

Reporting to the Executive Support Assistant and Office Manager this is a full time and permanent contract position.

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Dementia Advisor – Dunbartonshire

  • Full time
  • £27,055 – £29,951
  • Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 4th July 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for a full time (12-month fixed term contract) Dementia Adviser position within our Dunbartonshire Services.

The post holder will provide information on support services available locally for both the person with dementia their carers and family members, providing advice and signposting as and when required.

The Dementia Advisor will provide support to local communities across Dunbartonshire to help them become more dementia-friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia.

The post holder will work alongside the Dunbartonshire team to deliver and facilitate already established activities and support including online virtual group work activities. You will lead in the development and facilitation of new activities for people living with dementia and carers.

The postholder will be based across both Dunbartonshire Dementia Resource Centres working with individuals and groups of people affected by dementia and with statutory and independent organisations to improve their understanding of and responses to the needs of people with dementia and their carers.

This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers in a given geographical area. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of the people we support, although he/she will have a fixed office base.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Stakeholder Engagement Leader x 3

  • Full time
  • £34,299 – £37,232
  • Home based
  • Closing 28th June 2021

A fantastic opportunity has become available within the fundraising team of Alzheimer Scotland. We have three exciting vacancies which have the sole focus to support and deliver the charity’s Stakeholder Engagement strategy and to ensure all income generation activities sustain our mission to ensure nobody faces dementia alone.

The Stakeholder Engagement Leader role will work closely with the Leads for Stakeholder Engagement and will have specific responsibilities to lead and deliver on key projects areas. Key areas include increasing retention rates with current supporters (such as, but not exclusive to; members, corporates, event participants, volunteers and regular donors), diversifying our calendar of engagement opportunities, and proactively securing new ways to attract new demographics to our cause.

Whilst the role will support all income streams associated with the team; community fundraising, challenge events, digital fundraising etc, we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has prior experience in delivering successful corporate account management, developing and delivering a network of high value/profile individuals, along with anyone who has prior experience in delivering successful national fundraising campaigns, to bolster these areas of interest for the charity.

At Alzheimer Scotland, we believe no monetary ask should be made, until a meaningful supportive relationship is established, and so your fundraising experience will be stretched to new limits to ensure all fundraising engagement activity leads with a story, along with an emotive and meaningful exchange. You will be tasked to think out with the conveniently way of transactional fundraising, and more towards a supporter lead relationship partnership, whilst supporting the overall team to embed this approach throughout the organisation, particularly amongst our locality colleagues.

We are looking for someone who is naturally optimistic, with a can-do attitude. Applicants are required to demonstrate results, whilst thriving within a fast-paced and varied environment. You will be well versed in working independently, a self-starter, who enjoys creative thinking and building meaningful relationships. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia, along with excellent communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training, will also be expected.

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Community Activities Organiser - Inverclyde

  • Part time
  • £19,588 – £20,955 pro-rata
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 30th June 2021

We are looking to recruit a Community Activity Organisers to support people with dementia and their families in Inverclyde. The postholder will have responsibility for the organisation of individual and group activities. These will range from social to recreational and therapeutic activities. In addition, you will have responsibility for promoting and evaluating the groups to ensure they meet with the expectations and needs of those who participate. This role will have a particular emphasis on supporting individuals with dementia.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Post Diagnostic Dementia Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,055 – £29,951 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Make a real difference: help us to make sure no one goes through dementia on their own.

A vacancy has arisen a Post Diagnostic Dementia Link Worker to work in Glasgow

The Link Worker will provide Post Diagnostic Support for people who have received a diagnosis of Dementia and will work with families for a year, providing flexible and proactive advice, information and support around aspects which will enable people to live well with Dementia for as long as possible.

You will provide information and support to people who have received a diagnosis of dementia and their families, signposting and connecting people to peer support or appropriate services for a minimum of one year. This is consistent with Alzheimer Scotland’s 5 Pillars Model of Post Diagnostic Support enabling people to live well with dementia for as long as possible.

The successful applicant will have a recognised professional qualification in social care, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, community work, counselling or other related occupations to a minimum of SVQ Level 4 or Nursing grade 5. Full driving license and access to a vehicle during working time essential.

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Dementia Advisor – Lanarkshire

  • Part time
  • £27,055 – £29,951 pro-rata
  • Lanarkshire
  • Closing 30th June 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent full time Dementia Adviser position within our Lanarkshire Services.

The post holder will provide information on support services available locally for both the person with dementia and his/her carers and family members, providing advice and signposting as and when required.

The Dementia Advisor will also provide support to local communities within the respective localities to help them become more dementia-friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. The post holder will work alongside the respective teams to deliver a blended approach of support, will develop and facilitate new activities for people living with dementia and carers whilst working alongside the Lanarkshire team to deliver and facilitate already established online virtual group work activities. The postholder will be based within Lanarkshire Dementia Resource Centre. The post holder will work with individuals and groups of people affected by dementia and will seek to ensure that statutory and independent organisations improve their understanding and responses to the needs of people with dementia and their carers.

This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers in a given geographical area. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of the people we support, although he/she will have a fixed office base.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Stakeholder Engagement Admin

  • Full time
  • £23,899 – £26,223
  • Home based/Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 5th July 2021

A fantastic opportunity has become available within the fundraising function of Alzheimer Scotland to support the Stakeholder Engagement team to deliver significant income from a variety of different income streams and sustain our mission to ensure nobody faces dementia alone.

The appointment is home based. There will be a requirement to attend office premises, as well as a requirement for attendance over several locations from time to time for specific purposes, as directed.

The Stakeholder Engagement Administrator will often be the first point of contact for external stakeholders, so we are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering first class supporter care, making this as efficient as possible. You will be integral in creating a meaningful exchange with our most valued new and existing supporters.

You will take ownership of the fundraising database and be responsible for the management of our merchandise and stock so organisational skills are paramount to this role. We want someone who is a process fanatic and can complete reports and tasks to a high standard.

In the role you will need to exhibit a collaborative approach to working with the Stakeholder Engagement team, supporting Leads on key projects and administrative tasks, as well as other internal and external stakeholders. You will play an instrumental role in the success of our activities and will use your initiative and creativity to solve problems and pre-empt team needs.

We are looking for someone with a with a can-do attitude who can thrive within a fast-paced, varied environment. You will be well versed in working independently, a self-starter with meticulous attention to detail. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia, along with excellent communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training, will also be expected.

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Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,055 – £29,951
  • Home based/Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd July 2021

A fantastic opportunity has become available within the fundraising function of Alzheimer Scotland to work as part of the Stakeholder Engagement team to deliver significant income from a variety of different income streams and sustain our mission to ensure nobody faces dementia alone.

The appointment is home based. There will be a requirement to attend office premises, as well as a requirement for attendance over several locations from time to time for specific purposes, as directed.

The Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator will report to a Lead of Stakeholder Engagement but will have specific responsibilities to deliver on key projects areas. This is a portfolio fundraising role, so you will be comfortable with working across different fundraising disciplines such as, but not exclusive to: corporate partnerships, events, major donors, digital and community fundraising. Experience of all these disciplines is not essential – we are looking for people with transferable skills who can learn quickly and work on projects with teams from other parts of the organisation.

Whilst the role will support all income streams associated with the team, we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has prior experience in delivering successful corporate account management, events experience or developing and delivering a network of high value/profile individuals, to bolster these areas of interest for the charity.

At Alzheimer Scotland, we believe no monetary ask should be made, until a meaningful supportive relationship is established, and so your fundraising experience will be stretched to new limits to ensure all fundraising engagement activity leads with a story, along with an emotive and meaningful exchange. You will understand the need to move away from transactional fundraising, and be able to help us secure and develop supporter led strategic partnerships, whilst supporting the overall team to embed this approach throughout the organisation, particularly amongst our locality colleagues.

You’ll have a naturally optimistic personality, with a can-do attitude, and will be able to demonstrate results, whilst thriving within a fast-paced, varied environment. You will be comfortable working independently, a self-starter, who enjoys creative thinking and building meaningful relationships. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia, along with excellent communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training, will also be expected.

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Dementia Advisor (permanent) -Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £27,055 – £29,951
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th July 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent full time Dementia Adviser position within our Edinburgh Services.

The post holder will provide information on support services available locally for both the person with dementia and his/her carers and family members, providing advice and signposting as and when required.

The Dementia Advisor will also provide support to local communities within the respective localities to help them become more dementia-friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. The post holder will work alongside the respective teams to deliver a blended approach of support, will develop and facilitate new activities for people living with dementia and carers whilst working alongside the Edinburgh team to deliver and facilitate already established online virtual group work activities. The postholder will be based within Edinburgh National Office.

The post holder will work with individuals and groups of people affected by dementia and will seek to ensure that statutory and independent organisations improve their understanding and responses to the needs of people with dementia and their carers.

This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers in a given geographical area. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of the people we support, although he/she will have a fixed office base.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage. The successful applicants will have excellent communication and interpersonal community skills, with the ability to show empathy and understanding, be resilient, imaginative and resourceful. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage. A good knowledge of social media and digital platforms is essential.

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Midlothian – Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £17,290 pro-rata
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 29th July 2021

We are looking for unique people who can support people with dementia, in a variety of environments, personalised to the individual’s needs.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support. Our support workers help individuals to maintain skills and independence by providing company and the opportunity for people with dementia to socialise, either at home or in a day centre.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Brain Health Scotland – Research Nurse

  • Full time
  • £31,365 – £37,890
  • Home based
  • Closing 15th July 2021

The Brain Health Scotland initiative – hosted by Alzheimer Scotland – is seeking a motivated and experienced nurse to work in a novel clinical setting, namely the Brain Health Service – a comprehensive and fully integrated pathway to ensure early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

Working in partnership with the NHS, Brain Health Scotland is to develop a network of clinics to undertake risk profiling, early disease detection and implementation of personalised prevention plans.

The Research Nurse will lead and deliver a two-year study within this service to evaluate the utility of cerebrospinal fluid testing in the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, from both a clinician and patient perspective in a real-world clinical setting. They will also contribute their nursing knowledge more broadly to the development of the clinical care pathway as well as add to discussions on all aspects of the Brain Health Scotland portfolio of activities.

The early detection of disease at a pre-dementia stage presents clinical, service, and ethical challenges, which need to be fully understood and managed before national and international scale up can be achieved. An evaluation of our early disease detection programme by both the clinicians and the population it serves will provide an understanding of these challenges.

It should be noted that the majority of this research will be non-clinical and delivered through interviews, questionnaires and report writing, rather than through a clinical research programme in hospital/CRF settings.

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Brain Health Scotland – Education Programme Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £31,455 – £33,959 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 27th July 2021

Brain Health Scotland is seeking a motivated and experienced individual to join our team as Education Programme Coordinator.

Established in 2020, Brain Health Scotland has been created by Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish Government to improve brain health across the life course and reduce the incidence of dementia.

We seek to develop a national educational programme to raise awareness and increase understanding of brain health amongst young people. The post holder will develop this evidence-based programme in partnership with education and health experts, local authorities, schools and colleges across Scotland.

The postholder will bring enthusiasm, creativity and a positive attitude to this role, which will involve independent working and travel across Scotland.

Working to objectives set out within the overall Brain Health Scotland Strategy, you will be responsible for developing and delivering a programme that promotes knowledge of important factors for maintaining brain health from childhood onwards – specifically improved fitness, social connectivity, optimal nutrition and reduction in risks like smoking, head injury and alcohol use.

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Community Activity Organiser

  • Full time
  • £19,588 – £20,955
  • Helensburgh Dementia Resource Centre, 23-25 West Princes Street, Helensburgh
  • Closing 20th July 2021

The Community Activity Organiser will work 35 hours per week based in our established Dementia Resource Centre in Helensburgh, seeking out opportunities for people living with dementia to remain connected to their communities. The post holder will also be responsible for developing and facilitating a wide range of community activities for people living with dementia and their carers/families with a view to helping them to maintain social activities, relationships and community connections

Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.

Although this post is based in Helensburgh, the Community Activities Organiser will be expected to support people living with dementia and their carers across Argyll and Bute. There will therefore be a requirement for a blended approach which will involve both facilitating face to face groups in Helensburgh (both indoors and outdoors) as well as a significant remit for facilitating online groups and activities to enable people across Argyll and Bute to have access. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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Support Worker x 3 - Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £17,290 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 8th August 2021

We are looking for unique people who can support people with dementia, in a variety of environments, personalised to the individual’s needs.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support. Our support workers help individuals to maintain skills and independence by providing company and the opportunity for people with dementia to socialise, either at home or in a day service setting.

The focus of the support is around therapeutic activities and connecting with peers. Please contact the recruiting manager for more information.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

Full driving license and access to a vehicle during working time is essential for this post.

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West Lothian Community Activities Organiser

  • Part time
  • £19,588 – £20,955 pro-rata
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 24th August 2021

Since 1981, Alzheimer Scotland has been campaigning for the rights and promoting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

The Community Activities Organiser is central to our success, in sourcing, planning, organising and facilitating social, recreational and therapeutic activities both digitally and in the local community ensuring that people living with dementia are encouraged, have access to, and can participate in a varied range of activities which are designed to enhance their quality of life and enjoyment.

THE ROLE

The key role of the Community Activities Organiser role is to:

· Understand the various community types that exist and consider the activities that will help each community to flourish

· Advertise and promote activities and events, to ensure that every person living with dementia in the locality is aware, feels encouraged, has access to, and knows they can participate in the activities at their will

· Lead the development and organisation of individual and group, social, recreational and therapeutic activities and interests

· Initiate, develop and maintain effective working relationships with other partners working in the field of dementia in the local voluntary, statutory and private sectors

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL:

· Be flexible, self-motivated and dynamic with excellent communication and influencing skills, and ability to work effectively without close supervision

· Have a proven track record of experience in each of the above elements of the role

· Be committed to collaborative working and learning from others

· Be experienced and show a good understanding of best practice in organising the provision of therapeutic interventions for people living with dementia, their families and carers

THE LOCATION

· This role will cover the West Lothian locality with a base within our Dementia Resource Centre in Livingston. A driving licence and access to a car during working hours is essential.

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Dementia Advisor – Tayside

  • Part time
  • £27,055 – £29,951 pro-rata
  • Arbroath
  • Closing 31st August 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent part time Dementia Adviser position within our Tayside Services.

The post holder will provide information on support services available locally for both the person with dementia and his/her carers and family members, providing advice and signposting as and when required.

The Dementia Advisor will also provide support to local communities within the respective localities to help them become more dementia-friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. The post holder will work alongside the respective teams to deliver a blended approach of support, will develop and facilitate new activities for people living with dementia and carers whilst working alongside the Tayside team to deliver and facilitate already established online virtual group work activities. The postholder will be based within Arbroath Dementia Resource Centre. The post holder will work with individuals and groups of people affected by dementia and will seek to ensure that statutory and independent organisations improve their understanding and responses to the needs of people with dementia and their carers.

This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers in a given geographical area. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of the people we support, although he/she will have a fixed office base.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Lanarkshire Community Activities Organiser

  • Part time or Permanent
  • £19,588 – £20,955
  • Lanarkshire
  • Closing 24th August 2021

Since 1981, Alzheimer Scotland has been campaigning for the rights and promoting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

The Community Activities Organiser is central to our success, in sourcing, planning, organising and facilitating social, recreational and therapeutic activities both digitally and in the local community ensuring that people living with dementia are encouraged, have access to, and can participate in a varied range of activities which are designed to enhance their quality of life and enjoyment.

THE ROLE

The key role of the Community Activities Organiser role is to:

  • Understand the various community types that exist and consider the activities that will help each community to flourish
  • Advertise and promote activities and events, to ensure that every person living with dementia in the locality is aware, feels encouraged, has access to, and knows they can participate in the activities at their will
  • Lead the development and organisation of individual and group, social, recreational and therapeutic activities and interests
  • Initiate, develop and maintain effective working relationships with other partners working in the field of dementia in the local voluntary, statutory and private sectors

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL:

  • Be flexible, self-motivated and dynamic with excellent communication and influencing skills, and ability to work effectively without close supervision
  • Have a proven track record of experience in each of the above elements of the role
  • Be committed to collaborative working and learning from others
  • Be experienced and show a good understanding of best practice in organising the provision of therapeutic interventions for people living with dementia, their families and carers

THE LOCATION

This role will cover the Lanarkshire locality with a base within our Dementia Resource Centre in Motherwell. A driving licence and access to a car during working hours is essential.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

This is an exciting opportunity if you love supporting people to make a difference in their lives. The role enables you to bring your expertise and your network together to provide community activities that will enable people living with dementia to meet their individual outcomes.

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Community Activities Organiser - Shetland

  • Part time or Permanent
  • £19,588 – £20,955
  • Shetland
  • Closing 22nd August 2021

Since 1981, Alzheimer Scotland has been campaigning for the rights and promoting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

The Community Activities Organiser is central to our success, in sourcing, planning, organising and facilitating social, recreational and therapeutic activities both digitally and in the local community ensuring that people living with dementia are encouraged, have access to, and can participate in a varied range of activities which are designed to enhance their quality of life and enjoyment.

THE ROLE

The key role of the Community Activities Organiser role is to:

  • Understand the various community types that exist and consider the activities that will help each community to flourish
  • Advertise and promote activities and events, to ensure that every person living with dementia in the locality is aware, feels encouraged, has access to, and knows they can participate in the activities at their will
  • Lead the development and organisation of individual and group, social, recreational and therapeutic activities and interests
  • Initiate, develop and maintain effective working relationships with other partners working in the field of dementia in the local voluntary, statutory and private sectors

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL:

  • Be flexible, self-motivated and dynamic with excellent communication and influencing skills, and ability to work effectively without close supervision
  • Have a proven track record of experience in each of the above elements of the role
  • Be committed to collaborative working and learning from others
  • Be experienced and show a good understanding of best practice in organising the provision of therapeutic interventions for people living with dementia, their families and carers

THE LOCATION

This role will cover the Shetland Islands with a base within our Dementia Resource Centre in Lerwick. A driving licence and access to a car during working hours is essential.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

This is an exciting opportunity if you love supporting people to make a difference in their lives. The role enables you to bring your expertise and your network together to provide community activities that will enable people living with dementia to meet their individual outcomes.

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Dementia Link Worker – East Ayrshire

  • Part time
  • £27,055 – £29,951 pro-rata
  • East Ayrshire
  • Closing 6th September 2021

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen to work within Alzheimer Scotland as a Dementia Link Worker in the East Ayrshire area. The role of Dementia Link Worker is key to our local services and Link Workers are often the 1st person families have contact with following a diagnosis of dementia.

The Dementia Link Worker role is central to our success, in providing people living with dementia, their families and carers high quality post-diagnostic support. This support can involve practical advice, as well as access to resources, activities, groups and other community programmes that will sustain, as far as is possible, peoples’ independence. Dementia Link Workers are allocated to support individuals and families for up to a year following a diagnosis of dementia. During the year of post-diagnostic support, Dementia Link Workers operate around Alzheimer Scotland’s 5 Pillar Model, allowing a structured but person-centred approach to the delivery of support.

Working with individuals and families affected by dementia, the Dementia Link Worker is required to have a warm, flexible approach, a good understanding of dementia, as well as skills in empathy and relationship building. Often visiting people in their own homes, Dementia Link Workers are in a unique position to offer a very person-centred level of care.

Supporting our East Ayrshire locality, this post will be based within the Community Mental Health team, Cumnock although following current restrictions, it will be primarily home-based working initially. Being part of a multidisciplinary team, Dementia Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland and the NHS. Travel within the East Ayrshire area will be an essential part of this role, in the main to support people in their own homes. Skills in using digital platforms would be advantageous as we use a blended approach to support people which involves some virtual meetings with people with dementia and their families, as well as online groups.

A unique person is sought who can support people living with dementia, primarily in a home setting, personalised to the individual’s needs. They will take a flexible, creative and caring approach to the role.

Applicants will have an understanding of the aims and values of Alzheimer Scotland supported by excellent communication and networking skills; hold a recognised professional qualification and/or have relevant experience with a willingness to learn and participate in training. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

You will required to have a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Day Care Organiser - Edinburgh Service

  • Part time
  • £19,588 – £20,955 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th September 2021

Our Day Care Organisers are responsible for the co-ordination of a Day Opportunities group; this includes assessments, reviews and the planning of activities.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

Full driving license and access to a vehicle during working time is essential for this post.

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Learning & Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £34,299 – £37,232
  • Hybrid working (Edinburgh or Glasgow office base and home working)
  • Closing 5th September 2021

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia, support vital dementia research and promote positive brain health.

Alzheimer Scotland is committed to Fair Work and to enabling an environment of trust, personal growth, integrity, wellbeing and respect. We encourage creativity and innovation as we strive to continually improve the ways we support people with dementia, their families, and carers. We actively promote ‘employee voice’ and engagement and advocate continuous development across all our teams, providing opportunities to learn in an environment that is safe and supportive.

The role

This key role will be the lead person responsible for identifying and coordinating learning opportunities that supports and enables our whole workforce to consistently deliver quality and excellence. This will include accessing emerging research on best practice with a focus on learning outcomes that maintain and improve knowledge, skills and professional practice and bring about positive change for those we support, with a particular emphasis upon the Promoting Excellence Framework (PEF), Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) related to SSSC Codes, and other professional skills training and leadership development aimed at maximising individual colleagues’ learning and opportunity.

The person

You’ll have the confidence and skill set to engage people at all levels, the ability to influence and persuade and be able to work with a degree of autonomy, with a strong understanding of the Promoting Excellence Framework and the professional learning standards set by the SSSC.

A strong willingness and ability to contribute to how we support and drive forward learning and development activities that embrace creative, flexible and adaptable approaches including digital learning as a key medium for sharing and collaborating on best approaches and practice, with a focus on continual improvement are key requirements of this the role.

If you are interested and excited by reading about this opportunity and have the necessary skills and experience, we would be delighted to hear from you. The post is offered on a full time (35 hour) basis, although interest is welcome from full time and job share applicants who submit a joint application.

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Management Accountant

  • Full time
  • £31,770 – £34,299
  • Edinburgh - Blended Home/Office
  • Closing 6th September 2021

We have an exciting opportunity to join Alzheimer Scotland as a Management Accountant.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia, support vital dementia research and promote positive brain health.

We are seeking applications from individuals with at least 4 years’ experience of working in a varied finance role within a complex organisation and who possess the skills to take on the tasks outlined in the job description.

If you’re interested by what you’ve read, and have the necessary skills, experience and ability to make a success of this role, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Active Voice Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,055 – £29,951
  • Blended working between home and office*
  • Closing 10th September 2021

Alzheimer Scotland, Policy Team - Scottish Dementia Working Group & National Dementia Carers Action Network.

The collective voice of people with lived experience, as a person with dementia or as a carer, is at the heart of what Alzheimer Scotland do. We have two national active voice groups; The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) for people living with dementia and the National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) for people who are carers or former carers of people with dementia. Both groups campaign to protect the rights of people with dementia and carers; influence policy and practice at all levels; support research and raise awareness to challenge stigma and change the image of dementia.

We are looking for an outstanding individual to provide strategic leadership, to facilitate and support an effective campaigning voice of people with dementia and carers.

You will have a recognised professional qualification in community development or community education, social care or health care or other related occupations. You will also have excellent communication skills, be highly organised and capable of working effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.

*Our work location will be a blend between a home base and attendance at the office. There will be a requirement to attend office premises in local offices/regions for access to shared office space and facilities, as well as a requirement for attendance at other office locations from time to time for specific purposes, as directed.

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Community Activities Organiser (Renfrewshire)

  • Full time
  • £19,588 – £20,955
  • Renfrewshire
  • Closing 29th September 2021

We are looking for a Community Activity Organiser in Renfrewshire.

The post holder will work in partnership with colleagues, people with dementia and their families to:

  • Plan, develop and facilitate a wide range of therapeutic and social activities across Renfrewshire. This will include digital activities
  • Promote activities through social media and other platforms
  • Review and evaluate activities providing regular reports of outcomes

Due to Covid restrictions the post will initially be home based with many of the activities online. Proficiency and confidence in using and supporting use of digital platforms and social media are essential for this role.

Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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West Dunbartonshire Community Activities Organiser

  • Part time
  • £19,588 – £20,955 pro-rata
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 3rd October 2021

Since 1981, Alzheimer Scotland has been campaigning for the rights and promoting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

The Community Activities Organiser is central to our success, in sourcing, planning, organising and facilitating social, recreational and therapeutic activities both digitally and in the local community ensuring that people living with dementia are encouraged, have access to, and can participate in a varied range of activities which are designed to enhance their quality of life and enjoyment.

The role

The key role of the Community Activities Organiser role is to:

  • Understand the various community types that exist and consider the activities that will help each community to flourish
  • Advertise and promote activities and events, to ensure that every person living with dementia in the locality is aware, feels encouraged, has access to, and knows they can participate in the activities at their will
  • Lead the development and organisation of individual and group, social, recreational and therapeutic activities and interests
  • Initiate, develop and maintain effective working relationships with other partners working in the field of dementia in the local voluntary, statutory and private sectors

The successful candidate will

  • Be flexible, self-motivated and dynamic with excellent communication and influencing skills, and ability to work effectively without close supervision
  • Have a proven track record of experience in each of the above elements of the role
  • Be committed to collaborative working and learning from others
  • Be experienced and show a good understanding of best practice in organising the provision of therapeutic interventions for people living with dementia, their families and carers

The location

This role will cover the West Dunbartonshire locality with a base within our Dementia Resource Centre at 6-8 Miller Street, Clydebank. A driving licence and access to a car during working hours is essential.

Why should you apply?

This is an exciting opportunity if you love supporting people to make a difference in their lives. The role enables you to bring your expertise and your network together to provide community activities that will enable people living with dementia to meet their individual outcomes.

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IT System Administrator

  • Full time
  • £27,055 – £29,951
  • Hybrid working - Edinburgh or Glasgow office base & home working
  • Closing 17th October 2021

We are looking a committed IT System Administrator who will support the Head of IT and the wider IT team in their role of developing and maintaining the desktops, servers & network systems throughout the organisation. The IT System Administrator will also work with the wider to team in a collaborative way to extend the skill of the multifunctional team.

As a member of the IT Services team the post holder will support Alzheimer Scotland in achieving our aims.

This post will consist of hybrid working (Edinburgh or Glasgow office base and home working). Limited “out of hours” work may be required from time to time and travel to other Alzheimer Scotland locations will be required to provide support and install IT equipment.

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Locality Leader – NHS Highland area

  • Full time
  • £34,299 – £37,232
  • Based in Inverness
  • Closing 13th October 2021

An exciting and highly rewarding opportunity has arisen to undertake a key role in leading and managing the delivery and development of high quality and innovative services and activities to people living with dementia and their families. This role is pivotal to our success in achieving our strategy and vision in delivering services supporting people living with dementia in our Localities.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading dementia charity, offering specialist support services, community activities, information and advice at every stage of the dementia journey from over 60 locations across Scotland from Shetland to the Borders. We campaign for the rights of people living with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support.

Based in Inverness, the Locality Leader will work with the Localities Lead to ensure the delivery of our services across the Highland area. Building upon strong local connections with donors, supporters and other stakeholders, you will help create a self-sustaining model of activities and support that maximises the potential use of our fundraised income, resources, facilities and expertise. Taking a blended approach of online and in person supports, there will be no requirement to have a regular presence in all parts of the Highlands.

You will undertake a leading role in the delivery of person-centred services that support the outcomes for people living with dementia and ensures all services and activities are delivered within the Alzheimer Scotland’s Quality Framework.

As locality leader you will maintain an overview of the established Registered Services in Tain and Dingwall and will work closely with the Localities Lead in adopting a flexible approach to planning and service delivery, development and growth as well as managing the locality budget. You will foster and enable a culture of positive engagement and effective collaboration both within your team and with stakeholder engagement, communications & marketing and other colleagues within the organisation as well as key external stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has skills, experience and talent to make a real difference to people’s lives that encourages a creative, innovative and resourceful approach to your work.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is required for the role.

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Locality Leader - Western Isles

  • Full time
  • £31,770 – £34,299
  • Stornoway, Western Isles
  • Closing 20th October 2021

An exciting and highly rewarding opportunity has arisen to undertake a key role in leading and managing the delivery and development of high quality and innovative services and activities to people living with dementia and their families. This role is pivotal to our success in achieving our strategy and vision in delivering services supporting people living with dementia in our Localities.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading dementia charity, offering specialist support services, community activities, information and advice at every stage of the dementia journey from over 60 locations across Scotland from Shetland to the Borders. We campaign for the rights of people living with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support.

Based in Stornoway, the Locality Leader will work with the Localities Lead to ensure the delivery of our services across the Western isles, Orkney and Shetland. Building upon strong local connections with donors, supporters and other stakeholders, you will help create a self-sustaining model of activities and support that maximises the potential use of our fundraised income, resources, facilities and expertise. Taking a blended approach of online and in person supports, there will be no requirement to have a regular physical presence on either Orkney or Shetland.

You will undertake a leading role in the delivery of person-centred services that support the outcomes for people living with dementia and ensures all services and activities are delivered within the Alzheimer Scotland’s Quality Framework.

As registered manager you will maintain an overview of the established Registered Service, Solas, in the Western Isles locality and will work closely with the Localities Lead in adopting a flexible approach to planning and service delivery, development and growth as well as managing the locality budget. You will foster and enable a culture of positive engagement and effective collaboration both within your team and with stakeholder engagement, communications & marketing and other colleagues within the organisation as well as key external stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has skills, experience and talent to make a real difference to people’s lives that encourages a creative, innovative and resourceful approach to your work.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is required for the role.

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