Alzheimer Scotland
Alzheimer Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC022315

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services.

Current vacancies

Fundraising Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £19,745 – £21,359
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th April 2019

The Fundraising Support Officer will be responsible for providing a range of vital support functions within Alzheimer Scotland’s busy Fundraising department. As well as processing donations from a variety of sources, this role will provide ongoing supporter care to individuals giving in memory.

We are looking for someone who is extremely well organised, analytically minded, process driven and able to prioritise a varied work load. They will also have exceptional communication skills, demonstrate computer literacy and be comfortable dealing with recently bereaved donors over the phone and in person. The ability to multi-task and build collaborative relationships with our colleagues, supporters and volunteers will be central to this role. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working within the fundraising sector and knowledge of using Raiser’s Edge (or a similar fundraising database) would be an advantage.

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Corporate Partnerships Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,317 – £35,081
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 11th January 2019

Want to use your skills and experience in developing corporate partnerships to play a vital role to ensure nobody faces Dementia alone?

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.

The Corporate Partnerships team is responsible for developing and implementing Alzheimer Scotland’s Corporate Partnerships and Fundraising Strategies. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Corporate Partnerships Manager, who will bring a proven track record of success in securing new business and account management. This post will work closely with the Head of Corporate Partnerships and Events to develop our strategic objectives and build valuable relationships with both new and existing corporate partners, who share the values and aims of Alzheimer Scotland.

The ideal candidate will have experience in securing, planning and delivering new and existing partnerships. You will have a creative approach and be fantastic at building relationships with both external partners and colleagues, as well as working independently to research new prospects, create proposals and manage projects.

Whilst previous experience within the charity sector is desirable, we are willing to accept applicants with new business and account management experience within other sectors.

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Internal Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £28,220 – £30,812 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 18th January 2019

Having a flair for creative storytelling as well as writing engaging, and impactful content is key for this role.

You will be able to change your tone, style and messaging to suit the platform and audience, while working within the parameters of the overall Alzheimer Scotland style and brand guidelines. You will have experience of collating great stories and producing content across a variety of internal communications channels.

The role will also see you engage with Alzheimer Scotland staff from across both our corporate teams and our local support teams across the country, supporting and advising on best practice to ultimately raise awareness of the activities and support being provided by the charity.

You will be comfortable and excel in working in a fast-paced environment and confident in managing conflicting deadlines.

There will be no such thing as a typical day, with attention needing to be diverted from researching, to generating and distributing copy, as well as changing focus from internal to external perspectives. The Internal Communications Officer will be producing original copy; including content, straplines and headlines for all forms of printed collateral, web pages, email campaigns, social media, presentations, advertising, marketing and sales collateral. Therefore, the person who applies for this post must be able to confidently work autonomously and to tight deadlines without compromising on quality assurance of content.

A key performance indicator for this role will be the increased level of engagement across all localities and roles, including the increased complexity of engagement, working towards achieving an internal platform that is self-sustaining, with all employees having a stake in its development and therefore embedded as a daily tool of practice. The success of this role will be evident in the clear collaboration across the organisation to positively impact and influence the delivery of the locality vision across the whole organisation.

As the team is based across the Edinburgh and Glasgow office, occasional travel will be expected throughout the two locations.

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Digital Marketing Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £21,359 – £23,234 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 18th January 2019

This is an exciting new opportunity to join the Alzheimer Scotland Communications and Marketing Team to promote the support we deliver within the heart of local communities, and the added-value Alzheimer Scotland contributes to people living with dementia.

You will work closely with our Campaigns Marketing and Social Media Manager and Digital Marketing Officer on a range of digital communications projects, executing these in-line with our wider communications strategy and social media strategy. You will predominately be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of the organisations social media channels.

Having a flair for creative storytelling as well as writing engaging, and impactful content is key for this role.

You will be able to change your tone, style and messaging to suit the platform and audience, while working within the parameters of the overall Alzheimer Scotland style and brand guidelines. You will have experience of producing content across a variety of social media channels and digital marketing platforms, including e-marketing, e-newsletters and web articles.

The role will also see you engage with Alzheimer Scotland staff from across both our corporate teams and our local support teams across the country, supporting and advising on best practice to ultimately raise awareness of the activities and help being provided by the charity.

You will be comfortable and excel in working in a fast-paced environment, and confident in managing conflicting deadlines.

As the team is based across the Edinburgh and Glasgow office, occasional travel will be expected throughout the two locations.

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Post Diagnostic Dementia Link Worker - East Dunbartonshire Service

  • Part time
  • £25,492 – £28,220 pro-rata
  • Kirkintilloch
  • Closing 25th January 2019

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

We need an enthusiastic, skilled and knowledgeable practitioner to join our team.

The Post Diagnostic Dementia Link Worker will be based within the Community Older People’s Mental Health Team at Woodlands Resource Centre in Kirkintilloch and will support people with dementia across East Dunbartonshire.

The Post Diagnostic Dementia Link Worker, in partnership with members of a multi-disciplinary team, will support individuals with dementia, their families and friends from diagnosis onwards. Implementing Alzheimer Scotland’s 5 Pillars Model of post diagnostic support, you will provide ongoing person-centred support and information to people with dementia and their families. The work you do will enable people with dementia and their families to build resilience, plan and prepare for the future, develop coping strategies and subsequently enable them to live well with their diagnosis. The successful applicant will have the ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding role whilst providing high quality support.

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Dementia Adviser - East Renfrewshire

  • Full time
  • £25,492 – £28,220
  • Paisley
  • Closing 28th January 2019

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 Advisor will also provide support to local communities to help them become more dementia-friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. 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 post 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 clients, 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 (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Locality Leader – Tayside

  • Full time
  • £29,084 – £31,676
  • Dundee
  • Closing 8th February 2019

An exciting and highly rewarding opportunity 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 the 7 – Dimension Model and Pathway for 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 Dundee, the Locality Leader will work with the Head of Localities to ensure the delivery of our 7 – Dimension Model across Dundee, Perth and the wider Tayside locality. 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.

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

You will maintain an overview of Registered Services in the Tayside locality and will work closely with the Head of Localities in adopting a flexible approach to locality 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 fundraising, 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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Graphic Designer

  • Full time
  • £24,708 – £27,328
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st February 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to join Alzheimer Scotland’s Communications and Marketing team to promote the support we deliver within the heart of local communities, and the added-value Alzheimer Scotland contributes to people living with dementia.

Having a flair for creative design and brand awareness is key for this role. You will help bring Alzheimer Scotland’s aim to make sure nobody faces dementia alone to life through your creative skills.

The Graphic Designer will originate effective and appropriate design solutions for a variety of Alzheimer Scotland print publications and digital media platforms. The post holder will provide design advice, support and creative design solutions for the organisation’s campaigns, publications and digital outputs. The role works closely with the Content Manager and Social Media and Campaign Manager. The role will include close working with and managing of design, print & photographic agencies.

This post will work collaboratively with stakeholders across the organisation to develop and deliver high quality creative content as well as generating concepts and ideas for all of our campaign work.

The post will sit within the Communications and Marketing Team; a team who are instrumental in continually shaping and evolving the organisation’s messaging, in collaboration with colleagues across all localities to ensure the charities messaging remains representative of what support, information, fundraising and campaigning activities are currently being delivered. The organisation has multiple platforms over which its message needs to be continually freshened and this role, along with support from the Content Manager, will be key in making sure messages are represented in line with the organisation’s brand and tone-of voice.

The role will also see you engage with Alzheimer Scotland staff from across both our corporate teams and our local support teams across the country, supporting and advising on best practice to ultimately raise awareness of the activities and support being provided by the charity.

You will be comfortable and excel in working in a fast-paced environment, and confident in managing conflicting deadlines.

There will be no such thing as a typical day, with attention needing to be diverted from standard posters, fliers and calendars for our regular services and fundraising activities to the design of brand new campaigns and research reports. Therefore the person who applies for this post must be able to confidently work autonomously and to tight deadlines without compromising on quality assurance of content.

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Communications & Marketing – Conference & Events Manager

  • Part time
  • £25,492 – £28,220 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th February 2019

The primary purpose of the post is to professionally manage Alzheimer Scotland’s annual calendar of internal, external and partnership conferences and events including ceremonial events, guest lectures etc.

Our events calendar is a crucial part of the Organisation’s reputation management both internally and externally, and each event must be managed in a manner that ensures that the objectives of are met, and that Alzheimer Scotland is positively and professionally represented at all times.

In addition, the Conference & Events Manager will work as part of the Communications & Marketing team in the delivery of year-round support for the organisation.

The post also manages the Events & Marketing Coordinator post.

Candidates should have an in-depth knowledge and experience of both large and small scale event planning, with experience in a relevant role; the ability to work across multiple projects; relevant event marketing experience; proven management skills and an ability to problem solve; experience of budget setting and financial monitoring; and experience of working with senior staff.

The role will be based in Oxford Street, Glasgow but some travel will be required to National Office in Edinburgh, for team meetings, and travel will be required throughout Scotland to participate in the delivery of all scheduled events.

This will be a challenging, high paced, exciting post and candidates should be able to demonstrate a caring attitude, thoughtfulness to their duties and a willingness to learn throughout all undertaken duties.

Successful applicants for all posts will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland

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Lead Locality Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £32,317 – £35,081
  • 3 Vacancies throughout Scotland
  • Closing 11th March 2019

The posts will cover the following areas:

Post 1. Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Highlands, Moray, Shetland & Orkney

Post 2. Edinburgh and the Lothians, Tayside, Fife & Lanarkshire

Post 3: Glasgow, Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Argyll & Bute & Forth Valley

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, motivated, well organised fundraiser to join our area team. The post holder will cover one of the three areas listed above and will be based from one of our dementia resource centres within this area.

The post holder will work within our community fundraising team to deliver an agreed fundraising plan and will work with a diverse range of stakeholders to meet and exceed agreed targets and KPI’s.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of three years community fundraising experience, excellent communication and negotiation skills, will show creativity and flair and will work effectively as part of a busy team. The successful applicant will be able to manage and prioritise a diverse workload and will be proactive in maximising fundraising opportunities.

Experience of community fundraising, digital marketing, working with a variety of supporter groups, press and PR, events, staff and volunteer management is desirable.

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Dementia Link Worker - Forth Valley

  • Full time
  • £25,492 – £28,220
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 15th March 2019

Alzheimer Scotland Forth Valley Service seeks to build on the existing Post Diagnostic Support we offer and wishes to appoint a Dementia Link Worker who will focus on people with a new diagnosis, acting as a key worker where appropriate.

The Dementia Link Worker will primarily support people within their own communities and help develop coping strategies for people with dementia and their carers.

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Dementia Advisor - South Ayrshire

  • Part time
  • £25,492 – £28,221 pro-rata
  • Ayr
  • Closing 25th March 2019

The main purpose of the Dementia Advisor post is to provide a local point of contact for people with dementia and their families and friends, at all stages of their journey, from diagnosis through to end-of-life. The post holder will provide information on support services available locally for both the person living with dementia and his/her carers and family members, providing advice and signposting as and when required. The Advisor will also provide support to local communities to help them become more dementia-friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. 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 post aimed at meeting the needs of people living with dementia and their carers in a given geographical locality. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of clients, although he/she will have a fixed office base.

This is a very flexible post and requires a combination of different skills. You need to be a committed, resourceful, dynamic and experienced individual with the ability to self-motivate.

Access to a car would be essential for this post.

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East Ayrshire Service – Dementia Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,492 – £28,220 pro-rata
  • Cumnock
  • Closing 20th March 2019

Ideal development opportunity within Alzheimer Scotland - make a real difference: help us to make sure no one goes through dementia on their own.

Alzheimer Scotland & East Ayrshire HSCP have been working in partnership for many years providing post diagnostic support for people diagnosed with dementia throughout East Ayrshire

As a Dementia Link Worker you will be co-located with the Community Mental Health Team in Cumnock and work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to support those who have been newly diagnosed with dementia.

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

The successful candidate will have a recognised professional qualification in social care, social work, nursing, occupational therapy, community work, counselling or other related occupations preferably to a minimum of SVQ Level 4 or Nursing Grade 5 or equivalent. This post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Volunteer Coordinator

  • Part time
  • To be confirmed
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd March 2019

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Volunteer Coordinator to deliver and develop our Forget me Not Service, an inspiring project providing people with dementia who live in care homes or hospitals with regular contact and support from a volunteer befriender, who gives companionship and helps to improve mental, physical and social well-being.

THE ORGANISATION

Alzheimer Scotland is the country’s leading dementia organisation. We campaign for the rights of people living with dementia and their families, and provide an extensive range of dynamic, innovative and personalised support services in local communities. We have many volunteers supporting our activities and we recognise that these essential roles enable us to reach so many people.

THE POSITION

The key role of the Volunteer Coordinator will be to:

  • Maintain a network of supported and trained volunteers
  • Maintain connections with care homes and a small number of hospital wards in and around Glasgow, making new connections where there is a request for volunteers
  • Be able to reduce social isolation, and increase motivation and confidence, for those living with dementia
  • Work in partnership with colleagues and other organisations to develop volunteering opportunities
  • Enable volunteers to access and benefit from existing Alzheimer Scotland groups and activities
  • Capture feedback, articulate outcomes and complete regular reports

THE LOCATION

The post-holder will be based in Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Resource Centre at Bridgeton Cross, Glasgow.

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

This is an exciting opportunity if you have the skills, experience and ability to support and motivate volunteers, as well as a talent for supporting people to make a difference in their lives.

This role enables you to be creative, innovative and resourceful in the work you do. You’ll get great satisfaction out of seeing the changes you can make to people’s lives and the way the volunteers will thrive and work with you.

Our pay and benefits are competitive and there are plenty of opportunities for you to continue to learn, develop and grow at Alzheimer Scotland.

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Volunteering

Community Group Volunteer

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Catering

17th March 2019

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to support our community groups and dementia cafes. Whether it’s making the tea and coffee or helping with activities, community group volunteers have a vital role in keep everything running smoothly and making everyone feel… Read more

Gardening Activity volunteer

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Conservation / Gardening

12th March 2019

Attend gardening activity organised by Alzheimers (Lewis and Harris). Dates to be arranged with Marion (Manager) Read more

Driver

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Driving / Escorting

6th March 2019

Volunteer Drivers will support individuals with dementia and possibly their carer/supporter to maintain independence and access Alzheimer Scotland Community Activities and Café. Drivers will be responsible for the safe transfer of individuals from their home to the activity and … Read more

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