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

Top job! Lead Locality (Community) Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £32,964 – £35,782
  • Flexible Location
  • Closing 5th August 2019

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, motivated, well organised fundraiser to join our area team. The post holder will cover Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, North, East & South Ayrshire, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire & Renfrewshire 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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The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a PVG check.

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Dementia Advisor (West Dunbartonshire)

  • Full time
  • £26,002 – £28,875
  • West Dumbartonshire
  • Closing 26th July 2019

A rare opportunity has arisen to become the new Dementia Advisor for the West Dunbartonshire locality. This is an exciting role in which the successful applicant will be able to play a key part in making West Dunbartonshire a truly dementia-friendly community. You will provide a range of resources, activities, information and advice to people who are living with dementia, their families and carers and to the wider community. Your support will help people to live well with dementia. You will assist people with dementia to exercise their rights, to have their voices heard and help facilitate meaningful engagement with local policy makers. You will work in close collaboration with your Alzheimer Scotland staff colleagues and volunteers as well as developing constructive partnerships with other local professionals and organisations.

The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will be flexible, creative and innovative in your approach. You will be sensitive and compassionate with the ability to support people in times of difficulty or distress. You will be an excellent communicator who can work effectively both with individuals and with groups. You will have a positive approach to your own continued professional development and a willingness to participate in relevant training. A relevant qualification and previous experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Post Diagnostic Dementia Link Worker - East Dunbartonshire

  • Part time
  • £26,002 – £28,785 pro-rata
  • Kirkintilloch
  • Closing 28th July 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 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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Locality (Community) Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £24,425 – £26,833
  • Flexible Location
  • Closing 5th August 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, well organised community fundraiser to join our area team. The post holder will cover Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, North, East & South Ayrshire, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire & Renfrewshire based from one of our dementia resource centres within their particular 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 good understanding of community fundraising, excellent communication and negotiation skills, will show creativity and flair and will work effectively as part of a busy team. The successful applicant will work with colleagues 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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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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Fundraising Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £19,745 – £21,359
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th 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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National Coordinator - Scottish Dementia Working Group

  • Part time
  • £29,934 – £32,317 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th April 2019

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families, whilst providing an extensive range of innovative, personalised therapeutic support services and investing in dementia research to towards prevention, better standards of care and ultimately to finding a cure.

Alzheimer Scotland is committed to improving the lives and opportunities of people with dementia, their carers, partners and families as their journey transitions from the first point of contact through to end of life and believes nobody should face dementia alone.

The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) is a national campaigning and awareness-raising Group whose members all have a diagnosis of dementia. They are the independent voice of people with dementia within Alzheimer Scotland and are led by and for people with dementia. The SDWG campaign locally and nationally to improve services for people with dementia and to improve attitudes towards people with dementia.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Public Policy team to provide strategic leadership and team management for the Scottish Dementia Working Group, so that the group can provide an effective collective voice for people living with dementia, influencing dementia policy and practice nationally and locally.

You will provide overall strategic leadership, management and guidance to the Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) staff team and members of SWDG, to facilitate the SDWG to be a strong and effective collective voice of people with dementia nationally and locally, and an effective, positive and collaborative partner within Alzheimer Scotland and with relevant external partners – including assisting the group to identify and manage key allies and other stakeholders in achieving and promoting the group’s objectives and by facilitating collaboration with SDWG and local involvement networks across Scotland to support effective national and local campaigns.

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Volunteer Coordinator Helensburgh

  • Part time
  • £22,519 – £24,708 pro-rata
  • Helensburgh
  • Closing 22nd April 2019

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Volunteer Coordinator who will support our established team of volunteers as well as recruiting and supporting new volunteers on an ongoing basis.

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

Provide opportunities for learning and development of volunteers

Be able to reduce social isolation, and increase motivation and confidence, for those living with dementia and their carers

Work in partnership with colleagues and other organisations to develop volunteering opportunities

Identify new volunteering opportunities and recruit and support new volunteers appropriately

Capture feedback, articulate outcomes and complete regular reports

THE LOCATION

The post-holder will be based in Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Resource Centre at 23 – 25 East Princes Street, Helensburgh.

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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Community Activity Organiser

  • Part time
  • £19,250 – £20,139 pro-rata
  • Ayr
  • Closing 3rd May 2019

The Community Activity Organiser will plan, develop and facilitate the operations of community based groups for people living with dementia and their families and help maintain the person’s social activities, relationships and community connections.

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

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Support Worker North Ayrshire Services

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Based in Irvine service
  • Closing 15th May 2019

Our support workers help and support individuals to maintain skills and independence by providing the opportunity for each person with dementia to engage in therapeutic activities within our Day Centres in Ardrossan and Irvine

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 Activities Organiser West Highland Lochaber

  • Part time
  • £18,825 – £20,139 pro-rata
  • Lochaber
  • Closing 15th May 2019

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

Join us at Alzheimer Scotland as the new Community Activities Organiser for Lochaber. This post is central to our success in planning, organising and facilitating social, recreational and therapeutic activities in a community setting. We want to ensure that people living with dementia are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of activities, designed to enhance their quality of life and well-being.

A key role of the Community Activities Organiser (CAO) is to consult on the preferences of people living with dementia in order to plan, organise and facilitate those activities that will best support their outcomes. It is crucial that the Community Activities Organiser works in collaboration with defined colleagues in understanding the community and identifying the types of activities that will suit.

There is an expectation that the hours of the role will be worked flexibly to meet the needs of local people living with dementia, carers, the groups and local area, with the potential for some evening and weekend work.

This is a new post for Lochaber and as such will initially operate from home whilst an office base is sourced in Fort William with the understanding that most of the work of the Community Activity Organiser will be outreach from home/office base as groups and activities are developed.

Applicants will have an understanding of the aims and values of Alzheimer Scotland supported by excellent communication and networking skills; have an empathic, caring, positive attitude, a creative flair; hold a recognised professional qualification and/or have relevant experience with 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.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia.

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

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Daycare Organiser North Ayrshire Locality based Irvine

  • Part time
  • £18,825 – £20,139 pro-rata
  • Irvine
  • Closing 15th May 2019

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to take up the post of Daycare Organiser, to be based at our Daycare service in Irvine, three days per week.

The Daycare Organiser is responsible for the day to day co-ordination of our Daycare service. You will be responsible for ensuring that we are delivering a high quality, therapeutic Daycare service for the people we support. You will work closely with the whole North Ayrshire locality team and the people we support and their carers to continually develop the services we offer. You will be responsible for supervising the day to day activities as well as having the role of providing day to day support and guidance to both our support staff and volunteers.

We require people who are imaginative, creative and committed to ensuring that the best possible service is provided to the people we support and their carers. You will assist us to continually offer and develop a range of therapeutic activities we offer to the people who attend. You will be able to plan ahead, co-ordinate and organise people and resources with the added ability to adapt and respond to ever changing demands. It is also preferable that you have established leadership skills however full support will be provided to those who may be looking to further develop their skills.

You will preferably hold a relevant qualification in health or social care and will have experience of working with people with dementia and their families.

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Locality Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £24,425 – £26,833
  • covering Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Highlands, Moray, Shetland & Orkney
  • Closing 20th May 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, well organised community fundraiser to join our area team.

The post holder will cover Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Highlands, Moray, Shetland & Orkney 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 good understanding of community fundraising, excellent communication and negotiation skills, will show creativity and flair and will work effectively as part of a busy team. The successful applicant will work with colleagues 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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Locality (Community) Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £24,425 – £26,833
  • Argyll & Bute, Glasgow, Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire & Forth Valley
  • Closing 20th May 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, well organised community fundraiser to join our area team.

The post holder will cover Argyll & Bute, Glasgow, Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and Forth Valley 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 good understanding of community fundraising, excellent communication and negotiation skills, will show creativity and flair and will work effectively as part of a busy team. The successful applicant will work with colleagues 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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Day Care Organiser

  • Part time
  • £18,825 – £20,139 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th June 2019

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

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Volunteer Coordinator (Lanarkshire Services)

  • Part time
  • £22,969 – £25,202 pro-rata
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 2nd June 2019

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

Alzheimer Scotland recognises the vital contribution that volunteers make to the delivery of the services we provide to people living with dementia; and the importance of planning ongoing volunteer management.

We currently have a Volunteer Coordinator vacancy within the Lanarkshire team, based at Motherwell.

Lanarkshire Resource Centre is also going through a period of development with exciting new groups requiring volunteers to drive new ideas forward. The Volunteer Co-ordinator role is central to the success in delivering these services, in developing, planning and implementing an effective volunteer network, and for recruiting, placing and retaining the volunteers needed to support the delivery of these projects.

This is an exciting role and requires a degree of flexibility and an ability to work on own initiative.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and the ability to plan, organise and delegate. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential.

Experience of working with volunteers and people living with dementia is required.

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Dementia Link Worker (East Lothian)

  • Full time
  • £26,002 – £28,785
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 12th June 2019

We are looking for a unique person who can support people with dementia and make sure that no one goes through dementia alone.

Dementia Link Workers are some of our most important people as they provide post diagnostic support to people who have received a new diagnosis of dementia as well as their partners and families. You will provide information and support to people as well as 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.

Dementia Link Workers enable people with dementia and their families and carers to be fully informed and plan their own pathway through dementia.

This Dementia Link Worker post is based in East Lothian and will cover all of East Lothian. You will be based in the Community Mental Health Team in Haddington. 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 towards Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework is essential.

This post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Locality - Leader Aberdeen Aberdeenshire & Moray

  • Full time
  • £32,317 – £35,081
  • Based in Aberdeen
  • Closing 21st June 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 Aberdeen, the Locality Leader will work with the Head of Localities to ensure the delivery of our 7 – Dimension Model across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and the wider 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 South Aberdeenshire 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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Development Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,000 – £28,785
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 30th June 2019

Do you have a passion for supporting people to have a meaningful voice, for participation and campaigning? Do you have the drive, skills and experience to support people with dementia and carers of people with dementia to influence change and improvement at local and national level?

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Public Policy team to develop the Scottish Dementia Working Group and the National Dementia Carers Action Network, so that the groups can provide an effective collective voice for people living with dementia and carers of people living with dementia, influencing dementia policy and practice nationally and locally.

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families, whilst providing an extensive range of innovative, personalised therapeutic support services and investing in dementia research to towards prevention, better standards of care and ultimately to finding a cure.

Alzheimer Scotland is committed to improving the lives and opportunities of people with dementia, their carers, partners and families as their journey transitions from the first point of contact through to end of life and believes nobody should face dementia alone.

The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) is a national campaigning and awareness raising Group whose members all have a diagnosis of dementia. They are the independent voice of people with dementia within Alzheimer Scotland and are led by and for people with dementia. The SDWG campaign locally and nationally to improve services for people with dementia and to improve attitudes towards people with dementia.

Alzheimer Scotland’s National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) is a national campaigning and awareness raising group whose members all have experience of caring for someone with dementia. The group has a core belief that carers should be an integral part of the planning and implementation of health and social care policy and practice, and that all professionals and organisations should acknowledge carers’ experience and unique knowledge of the people they care for as valuable and equal to that of professionals.

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Dementia Advisor - Inverclyde

  • Full time
  • £26,002 – £28,785
  • Based in Greenock
  • Closing 17th July 2019

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families, whilst providing an extensive range of innovative, personalised therapeutic support services and investing in dementia research to towards prevention, better standards of care and ultimately to finding a cure.

Alzheimer Scotland is committed to improving the lives and opportunities of people with dementia, their carers, partners and families as their journey transitions from the first point of contact through to end of life and believes nobody should face dementia alone.

We are now looking to recruit a Dementia Advisor for the Inverclyde locality. This is an exciting role in which the successful applicant will be able to play a key part in making Inverclyde a truly dementia-friendly community. You will provide a range of resources, activities, information and advice to people who are living with dementia, their families and carers and to the wider community. Your support will help people to live well with dementia. You will assist people with dementia to exercise their rights, to have their voices heard and help facilitate meaningful engagement with local policy makers. You will work in close collaboration with your Alzheimer Scotland staff colleagues and volunteers as well as developing constructive partnerships with other local professionals and organisations.

The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will be flexible, creative and innovative in your approach. You will be sensitive and compassionate with the ability to support people in times of difficulty or distress. You will be an excellent communicator who can work effectively both with individuals and with groups. You will have a positive approach to your own continued professional development and a willingness to participate in relevant training. A relevant qualification and previous experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

Access to a car would be essential for this post.

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