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.


Current vacancies

Finance Manager

  • Full time
  • up to £40,000
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th October 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 hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

A great career opportunity has arisen for an experienced Finance Manager.

In this ‘hands on’ role, the Finance manager will be a highly capable accountant bringing leadership to the operational running of the finance function. As a strong team leader, the Finance Manager will report to the Director of Finance and develop and lead the finance team who are equipped and empowered to bring financial guidance to the organisation at every level in line, with Age Scotland’s culture and values.

Clear systematic thinking and resolute leadership will be essential to influence and support the ongoing development of efficient and effective financial management in an increasingly diverse organisation.

Supporting the Director of Finance to drive efficiencies throughout the organisation, the Finance Manager will be a critical friend and play a crucial role in applying rigorous methodology across the finance dept and the wider organisation.

We are looking for a Qualified (CCAB/CIMA) accountant with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in an equivalent role. You must be able to demonstrate excellent attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills, together with a good working knowledge of current accounting software systems.

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Policy Officer (Housing)

  • Full time
  • £27,600 – £30,018
  • Based Edinburgh (with occasional travel)
  • Closing 18th July 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 hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

We are looking for a Policy Officer to assist Age Scotland in monitoring, analysing and influencing public policy developments that affect the interests of older people in Scotland, with a focus on housing and related policy areas such as fuel poverty and energy efficiency.

The post holder will also build relationships with key influencers, engaging with a wide audience and ensuring that older people have a voice within policy, communications and campaigns.

In the first instance, this appointment will be until March 31st 2020. Funding bids for the project are submitted to the Scottish Government annually.

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

The successful applicant must have experience in policy roles, providing advice to a wide variety of audiences, in both verbal and written form.

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Fundraising & Marketing Assistant

  • Full time
  • £19,000 – £23,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th July 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 hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Fundraising and Marketing Assistant. This is an exciting new post within the Fundraising Team and will support the team in implementing a refreshed fundraising strategy to achieve its financial targets.

We are looking for an experienced administrator with the ability to process data, analyse findings and engage positively with our supporters.

This is a varied role where you will be confident supporting the fundraising team in a number of ways and across a variety of fundraising areas. You will have an outgoing personality and be capable of promoting our work externally, creating a positive experience with existing and new supporters and working cross-departmentally to help achieve the fundraising goals.

We are ideally looking for someone with experience in fundraising and knowledge of the Raiser’s Edge database system.

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

Will you support our fundraising team to meet its objectives to help older people Love Later Life?

If you have the skills, experience and ambition required to fulfil this role then please apply now!

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P/T Dementia Training Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,500 – £29,000 pro-rata
  • Based Edinburgh (with frequent travel)
  • Closing 8th August 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 hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

Thanks to new funding from the Life Changes Trust and the Robertson Trust we will be increasing the reach of our dementia training, developing new workshops focusing on the inclusion of people affected by dementia in rewarding activities and opportunities and on rights-based training for carers.

The dementia trainer will work with the team deliver dementia training and have lead responsibility for developing and delivering rights-based training.

Training will be shaped by the experiences of people affected by dementia.

This post is funded until 30/8/2022.

The post will be based in Edinburgh, but you will be expected to travel throughout Scotland.

The successful applicant must have experience of training and substantial knowledge of the rights-based issues which impact on the lives of people affected by dementia.

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P/T Dementia Training Team Administrator

  • Part time
  • £18,000 pro-rata
  • Based Edinburgh (with occasional travel)
  • Closing 8th August 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 hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

Thanks to new funding from the Life Changes Trust and the Robertson Trust we will be increasing the reach of our dementia training, developing new workshops focusing on the inclusion of people affected by dementia in rewarding activities and opportunities and rights-based training for carers.

The dementia training team administrator will provide high quality administrative support for the team including making arrangements for training workshops, supporting consultation with people affected by dementia and collating evidence for project monitoring and evaluation.

This post is funded until 30/8/2022.

The post will be based in Edinburgh, but you will be expected to occasionally travel throughout Scotland.

The successful applicant must have experience of providing administrative support across a wide range of functions.

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National Community Development Officer (3 posts)

  • Part time
  • £32,331 pro-rata
  • Various Locations
  • Closing 2nd August 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 hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.

Through our work we provide community development support to enable Age Scotland older people’s member groups to get started, grow and sustain their activities and services.

To enable us to continue to deliver and widen a programme of community development support including national and regional networking, training and engagement opportunities for Age Scotland older people’s member groups, we are expanding our existing and much valued Community Services Division, by placing a National Community Development Officer in each of the local authority areas listed in the Job Description.

This is a wonderful opportunity for those with experience of working with community groups and partner organisations in a community development setting and an understanding of the voluntary/community, statutory and private sectors in relation to the provision of services to older people.

The post is home based with frequent travelling and occasional overnight stays. It is essential that you are resident in the main local authority area of responsibility.

If you have the skills, experience, ambition and understanding of the benefits of community partnership required to fulfil this role, then please apply now.

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Dementia Training Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £31,855
  • Based Edinburgh (with frequent travel)
  • Closing 6th September 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 hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

Thanks to new funding from the Life Changes Trust and the Robertson Trust we will be increasing the reach of our dementia training, developing new workshops focusing on the inclusion of people affected by dementia in rewarding activities and opportunities and on rights-based training for carers.

The Dementia Training Coordinator will manage the dementia training team and be responsible for reporting and liaison with project evaluators.

The post holder will lead on the development and delivery of dementia inclusion training, ensuring that training is shaped by the experiences of people affected by dementia.

This post is funded until 30/08/2022.

The post will be based in Edinburgh, but you will be expected to travel throughout Scotland.

The successful applicant must have experience in training and in working with people affected by dementia.

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Charitable Trusts & Grants Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £24,500
  • Edinburgh (with frequent travel)
  • Closing 29th September 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 hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Charitable Trusts & Grants Fundraiser to join the Fundraising and Marketing team at Age Scotland.

The purpose of this role is to implement the fundraising strategy and take a lead role in maximising core and restricted income from charitable trusts, grants and lotteries.

The successful applicant will have a successful track record in securing substantial funding from a variety of funders and achieving or exceeding targets.

The post will be based in Edinburgh.

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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £28,000
  • Based in Edinburgh (with frequent travel)
  • Closing 25th September 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 hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Communications Officer to join the Policy and Communications team at Age Scotland.

The purpose of this role is to raise the profile of Age Scotland, promote awareness and understanding of its work through developing and delivering multi-media content, corporate communications and securing high-quality media coverage - across print, broadcast and online.

The successful applicant will have experience of working with the Scottish media, producing written communications for a variety of sources, as well as experience of social media.

You will, of course, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write concise and engaging copy.

The post will be based in Edinburgh.

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Community Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £24,500
  • Edinburgh (with frequent travel)
  • Closing 29th September 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 hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Community Fundraiser to join the Fundraising and Marketing team at Age Scotland.

The purpose of this role is to implement the fundraising strategy and take a lead role in maximising income from community fundraising activities with a focus on challenge/sponsored events, bespoke Age Scotland events, private and street collections, static collection boxes, fundraising volunteers and local businesses.

The successful applicant will have a successful track record in community fundraising and achieving or exceeding targets.

The post will be based in Edinburgh.

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Fundraising & Marketing Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,000
  • Edinburgh (with frequent travel)
  • Closing 25th September 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 hundreds of community and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Fundraising and Marketing Manager to join the Fundraising and Marketing team at Age Scotland.

The purpose of this role is to develop and implement the fundraising and marketing strategy and manage, direct and support the fundraising and marketing team to meet ambitious annual targets, whilst keeping expenditure within agreed limits.

You will be required to maximise core and restricted income with a focus on individual, legacy, community and corporate fundraising and charitable trusts and grants funding.

With a focus on brand management, website development and direct marketing to cover the full marketing mix across multiple media channels you will raise the profile of Age Scotland

The successful applicant will have a successful track record in fundraising and achieving or exceeding targets and broad experience of the full fundraising mix – individual giving, community, corporate and charitable trusts and grants.

The post will be based in Edinburgh.

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Volunteering

Community Connecting Volunteer

Advice / Information Giving

4th October 2019

240,000 people in Scotland regard the television or a pet as their closest companion. We aim to tackle social isolation on a practical level through our Community Connecting Service - and we need your help! Based in our Edinburgh office, the purpose of a Community Connector i… Read more

Community Connector

Administrative / Office Work,Advice / Information Giving

1st August 2019

Our statistics have revealed that 240,000 people in Scotland regard the television or a pet as their closest companion. Here at Age Scotland, we aim to tackle loneliness and social isolation on a practical level through our Community Connecting Service – and we need your help! … Read more

Community Connector

Advice / Information Giving

14th May 2019

Your role will involve contacting the older person to find out their interests, researching the relevant opportunities and keeping in touch with them for a few weeks with regular calls of friendship and encouragement. You’ll be making a huge difference to someone’s life and be ac… Read more

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