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

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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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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