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.

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Croftspar Place – Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,259 – £19,013
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd January 2020

We are looking for unique people who can support people with dementia, in their own home within a Supported Living Environment

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 support with all aspects of their day to day living within their own home and within the local community

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 experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage. The successful applicants will be required to register with the SSSC.

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Croftspar Place – Sessional Support Worker x 2

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd January 2020

We are looking for unique people who can support people with dementia, in their own home within a Supported Living Environment

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 support with all aspects of their day to day living within their own home and within the local community

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 experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage. The successful applicants will be required to register with the SSSC.

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Community Activity Organiser- Oban

  • Part time
  • £19,013 – £20,341 pro-rata
  • Oban Dementia Resource Centre, 12 High Street, Oban
  • Closing 24th January 2020

The Community Activity Organiser will work 21 hours per week within our established dementia resource centre in Oban, 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.

Due to the nature of working within a small team there is a requirement to take on some basic administrative duties including: Ensuring that all mail is collated, stamped and taken to the post office by the end of the working day; Responsibility for banking and petty cash; Assisting with Communication - the processing of information to members, branches, groups, carers, staff and other agencies as required. This may include assisting in the production of leaflets, promotional materials, newsletters or other publications.

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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Brain Health Scotland Administrator

  • Part time
  • £19,013 – £20,341 pro-rata
  • National Office Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th February 2020

Are you an enthusiastic, experienced administrator who is looking for a new challenge and an exciting opportunity?

The new post of Administrator for Brain Health Scotland has been created to support, develop and enable the Brain Health Scotland team to carry out their responsibilities. This is a small new team within Alzheimer Scotland and the administrator for this team will have a varied workload and be personally accountable for all administration tasks relating to Brain Health Scotland.

The post holder will develop and maintain systems to enable the Brain Health Scotland team to carry out their responsibilities by being the first point of contact for professionals, researchers and members of the public and people with dementia making enquiries to the team, arranging meetings, taking detailed minutes and producing reports for distribution.

We are looking for an excellent communicator with a high level of organisational and IT skills who has at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role.

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Top job! Executive Lead for Operations, Communications & Public Engagement

  • Full time
  • £48,820 – £53,902
  • Alzheimer Scotland, 160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd February 2020

A unique opportunity to play a key role within a high profile new initiative aimed at improving Brain Health for everyone in Scotland with a view to substantially reducing the incidence of dementia.

The role

This key senior role is responsible for the leadership, design and delivery of all strategic outcomes in the context of Brain Health Scotland’s operations, communications and public engagement.

Brain Health Scotland is a new initiative supported by the Scottish Government, which will be formally launched in April 2020. Its mission is to improve the Brain Health of people in Scotland of all ages with a view to substantially reducing the incidence of dementia year on year from 2020. Brain Health Scotland is a semi-autonomous entity that is nested from a governance perspective within Alzheimer Scotland.

You will advise the Director and Associate Director of Brain Health Scotland and senior management colleagues on best practice in the arena of operations, communications and marketing as well as increasing awareness and engagement that ensures Brain Health Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland remain at the forefront of a fast-pace and changing environment. You will lead others to create a robust and integrated culture of working as one organisation and have a lead responsibility for ensuring a marcomms model of high-quality advice, intervention and support is embedded at all levels.

You will provide strong, clear, directional leadership to nurture and develop a proactive, innovative and solutions focused professional team with a strong emphasis on engagement and collaborative working.

The person

For the right person, this is a unique and hugely exciting opportunity to join Brain Health Scotland at the inception of its journey in improving the Brain Health of people in Scotland and reducing the incidence of dementia nationally.

Whilst experience or an understanding of the charity, health or social care sectors may be advantageous, above all we are seeking a truly talented individual with a strong track record of managing large projects and/or budgets from a strategic and operational perspective. A key requirement will be experience of leading high-profile campaigns with the ability to plan and implement highly engaging and effective media communications through a wide range of mediums and solutions and be able to nurture and build relationships with a multitude of local, national and international stakeholders. With a proactive, creative and innovative approach, you will exemplify a strong collaborative and engaging style of leadership

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Dementia Link Worker Glasgow

  • Part time
  • £26,262 – £29,073 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th February 2020

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

Alzheimer Scotland and Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership are working in partnership to deliver a dementia post diagnostic support service for people with a new diagnosis of dementia for one year post diagnosis.

Alzheimer Scotland has been at the forefront of promoting post-diagnostic support for people with dementia in a campaign spanning several years. All our post-diagnostic activity is centred on our 5 Pillars Model and this support equips people with tools, connections, resources and plans to live as well as possible. Our model contributes to positive outcomes for people after their diagnosis including reduced isolation, reduced stress, reduced depression among carers, increased understanding of dementia and knowledge of managing symptoms, increased awareness of sources of support, increased social interaction, increased control of support, improved quality of life, and delayed admission to residential care.

Alzheimer Scotland is seeking to appoint a Dementia Link Worker to work as part of a team of Link Workers across the city and working closely with colleagues in local multi-disciplinary community older peoples mental health teams, to ensure a collaborative and partnership approach to supporting each individual and their carers. This is a City Wide Service and the post-holder will be based in Glasgow.

The Dementia Link Worker reports to a Glasgow Service Manager.

You will hold a professional qualification in social work, health, social care or equivalent and have experience of working with people with dementia and their families.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate their ability to deliver in each of the key focus areas and have the ability to demonstrate the core skills noted in the job description and person specification.

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Youth Action Network Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,262 – £29,073
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 8th March 2020

Alzheimer Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a skilled, committed, creative person to take the lead role in the creation and development of a Youth Action Network within Alzheimer Scotland, harnessing and building on the interest in our campaigning and activism from young people across Scotland. This is a fantastic opportunity to shape something new and exciting within an inclusive, high impact charity with big ambitions for transformational change.

You will work to build the engagement that 16 to 21 year olds have with Alzheimer Scotland and its campaigning activities locally and nationally into a co-produced, mutually supportive, positive collective voice for change.

You will help young people to better understand, navigate and create change in their communities and nationally, supporting them to be heard, recognised and respected by decision makers.

The launch of this initiative is an invitation to young people across Scotland to join us, so regular travel throughout Scotland will be required. If you’re intrigued and excited by what you’ve read, and have the necessary skills, experience and ability to make a success of this key role, we would be delighted to hear from you. Application is by submission of your CV accompanied by a full supporting statement explaining what interests you about this post.

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HR Advisor

  • Full time
  • £26,262 – £29,073
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th March 2020

We are seeking to appoint a confident and experienced HR professional to join Scotland’s leading dementia organisation. Alzheimer Scotland campaigns for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised 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.

Alzheimer Scotland is a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation where a culture of integrated and collaborative working, engagement and employee voice are core to all our activities.

The role will play a key part within a small, professional HR team and support the implementation of Alzheimer Scotland’s People Strategy, providing HR advice, guidance and support to managers and employees at all levels in the organisation.

Candidates will be CIPD qualified or working towards qualification with a good range of generalist HR experience and the confidence to manage a varied caseload with a focus on absence management, performance management and capability. Flexibility, a confident approach and excellent communication and IT skills are important to this role as is the ability to use and contribute to the development of the HR database system.

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Croftspar Place – Nightshift Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,625 – £19,394
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st July 2020

We are looking for a unique individual who can support people overnight who live with dementia, in their own home within a Supported Living Environment

Our Nighshift 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 support with all aspects of their day to day living within their own home.

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 experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage. The successful applicants will be required to register with the SSSC.

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Digital Dementia Advisor – Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £26,787 – £29,654
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th September 2020

Join us at Alzheimer Scotland as we introduce this brand new role, complementing the work of our Digital Leadership Team and Dementia Advisors.

The Digital Dementia Advisor will provide specialist support for people in the Edinburgh area living with dementia and their families, including remote carers, giving guidance and support on the use of consumer technologies to support health and wellbeing.

Working closely with the Digital Leadership team, you will be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the potential that technology has to improve wellbeing, resilience and personal aspirations. You will work directly with families, remotely to begin with, but when circumstances allow, in their homes to support them to make good decisions about technology products, assist with their setup and configuration, troubleshooting and ongoing use in relation to their wider support.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate their ability to deliver in each of the key focus areas and be able to demonstrate the core skills noted in the job description and person specification.

For the right person this is a unique opportunity to join Alzheimer Scotland, to support people with dementia and carers in a manner personalised to the individual’s needs taking a flexible, creative and innovative approach. If this interests you, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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

For a full job description and person specification please see the attachments section of this advert.

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

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Dementia Link Worker – Argyll and Bute

  • Part time
  • £26,787 – £29,654 pro-rata
  • Mid-Argyll
  • Closing 9th October 2020

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen to work within Alzheimer Scotland as a Dementia Link Worker in the Mid-Argyll area of Argyll and Bute. The role of Dementia Link Worker is key to our local services and Link Workers are often the first 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 independence as far as is possible and for as long as possible. Dementia Link Workers are allocated to support individuals and families for a period of 12 months 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 Argyll and Bute locality, this post will be based within the Community Dementia Team in Mid-Argyll based within Mid-Argyll Community Hospital. Being a part of a multidisciplinary team, Dementia Link Workers are required to be effective team members and have the skills to maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland and the NHS. Travel within the Mid-Argyll area will be required. In addition some travel out with the area can be expected for training and meeting purposes.

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.

Please note that at time of writing Alzheimer Scotland staff remain working from home. This is subject to change at short notice. There is an increased emphasis on using digital platforms to engage with people with dementia and their carers and working creatively to deliver the 5 Pillar Model of Post-Diagnostic Support remotely. Skills in this area would be advantageous.

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

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Research Officer - Brain Health Scotland

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th October 2020

Brain Health Scotland is seeking a motivated and experienced research officer to join the Brain Health Scotland team to work in the SEADD (Scottish Early Alzheimer’s Disease Detection) Programme.

The SEADD Programme aims to ensure early detection of Alzheimer’s disease in a novel clinical setting, namely the Brain Health Service. The Brain Health Service will improve access to information about brain health and clinical services for the Scottish public as well as improving clinician access to new tools for the assessment and early diagnosis of dementia and neurodegenerative diseases. Information captured by the Brain Health Service will be used to identify and improve our understanding of the risks for dementia and to develop and refine risk prediction algorithms. The SEADD Programme will also host and manage the Scottish Brain Health Register. The SEADD Programme is led by the SEADD Programme Operations Director who reports to the Executive Lead of Brain Health Scotland.

Expectations

  • The Research Officer will support the SEADD Programme Operations Director with all aspects of planning and designing the programme and implementing the project plan. This will include helping to draft the SEADD programme plan.
  • They will focus on three deliverables:
    • Scoping existing clinical services for the early diagnosis of dementia and neurodegenerative diseases in Scotland and identifying gaps, barriers and opportunities in current delivery models.
    • Developing best practice guidelines for the Brain Health Service within the Scottish health care setting.
    • Developing a plan and materials for the communication and dissemination of the SEADD programme through public engagement, social media, and conferences.
  • They will scope funding opportunities for aspects of the SEADD programme, help the SEADD Programme Operations Director prepare grant applications for these, and track progress and outcomes of these.
  • They will act as an ambassador for Brain Health Scotland in a variety of settings and be expected to understand and support the broader activities of Brain Health Scotland as required by the Operations Director and Executive Lead of Brain Health Scotland
  • They will ensure that all their work and outputs are founded on the principal of equity and accessibility for the entire Scottish population.
  • It should be noted that academic output from this role is not expected – the research activity will be predominantly for internal purposes only.

Criteria

  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant topic e.g. neuroscience, psychology, social work.
  • Research experience in a health care setting
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, with good attention to detail.
  • Experience tracking financial information.
  • A demonstrable ability to work independently to produce high quality outputs

Reporting

  • The successful candidate will report to the Executive Lead of Brain Health Scotland
  • Commitment
  • The post is full time for 12 months in the first instance with an option of extending beyond this time commensurate with performance and funding.
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