Age Scotland
Age Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC010100

Age Scotland is an independent charity working in Scotland dedicated to improving the later lives of everyone on the ageing journey.


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Dementia Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £29,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th January 2019

Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.

We support and enable more than 1100 community groups across Scotland, provide information and advice through our free helpline and publications, tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more. We work to influence policy makers and run campaigns to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow older.

Will you help us to achieve this by leading a team who will help drive forward our ambitious plans?

A new position has been created within our Policy and Communications team to lead on the delivery of a National Dementia Forum.

Age Scotland has been awarded a ground-breaking investment from the Life Changes Trust to deliver a National Forum for Dementia Policy and Practice which will support people with dementia and carers to become experts, leaders and influencers in Scotland.

The creation of this National Dementia Forum will bring together people with experience and expertise in dementia, locally and nationally, with the aim of evidencing what will create better lives for people with dementia and unpaid carers. The Forum will provide space to scrutinise policy and practice in many areas, including housing and dementia, sport and dementia, the arts and dementia, and human rights and dementia.

The Forum will promote evidence of what works well so that national and local policy and practice can be reviewed and, where necessary, adjusted. This is so that Scotland can become an exemplar of how, in all aspects of life, people with dementia can find meaning, be fully supported and involved.

The role of Dementia Policy Officer will provide the Forum and it’s sub- groups with technical support and expertise in dementia and related issues. You will monitor, analyse and influence public policy developments which impact on the lives of people affected by dementia in Scotland.

This post is funded for 5 years through to 31st March 2024.

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Dementia Team Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,000 – £34,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th January 2019

Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.

We support and enable more than 1100 community groups across Scotland, provide information and advice through our free helpline and publications, tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more. We work to influence policy makers and run campaigns to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow older.

Will you help us to achieve this by leading a team who will help drive forward our ambitious plans?

A new position has been created within our Policy and Communications team to lead on the delivery of a National Dementia Forum.

Age Scotland has been awarded a ground-breaking investment from the Life Changes Trust to deliver a National Forum for Dementia Policy and Practice which will support people with dementia and carers to become experts, leaders and influencers in Scotland.

The creation of this National Dementia Forum will bring together people with experience and expertise in dementia, locally and nationally, with the aim of evidencing what will create better lives for people with dementia and unpaid carers. The Forum will provide space to scrutinise policy and practice in many areas, including housing and dementia, sport and dementia, the arts and dementia, and human rights and dementia.

The Forum will promote evidence of what works well so that national and local policy and practice can be reviewed and, where necessary, adjusted. This is so that Scotland can become an exemplar of how, in all aspects of life, people with dementia can find meaning, be fully supported and involved.

The Dementia Team Manager will lead the development and delivery of the Dementia Policy and Practice Forum, working with our partners, the Life Changes Trust and School of Leadership.

In this role you will be required to have knowledge of issues, services and opportunities for people living with dementia and those who care for them, together with knowledge of practical and policy issues which affect people and their carers in Scotland.

This post is funded for 5 years through to 31st March 2024.

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This vacancy has now closed

Senior Telephone Adviser

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th February 2019

Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.

We support and enable more than 1100 community groups across Scotland, provide information and advice through our free helpline and publications, tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

We work to influence policy makers and run campaigns to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow older.

Will you help us to achieve this by becoming a member of our team?

We are currently recruiting a Senior Telephone Adviser to work in our Helpline. The successful post holder will:

- Deliver an Information, Advice & Friendship service for older people in Scotland, their carers, families and professionals primarily by telephone, email and letter

- Act as Champion on agreed subjects

- Share responsibility for case checking

- Support the AS Telephone Advisers

We are looking for an effective communicator with a good understanding of issues affecting older people and the ability to cope with the pressure of complex and emotionally demanding enquiries.

The post will be based in Edinburgh, but you may be expected to occasionally travel throughout Scotland and the wider-UK.

If you feel you have the skills, experience and ambition required to fulfil this role, then please apply via our website as detailed below:

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