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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Senior Adviser

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £28,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd April 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 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 as and when required and in the Telephony Manager’s absence.

If you are a passionate, enthusiastic and experienced Adviser currently giving welfare rights and benefits advice that wants to take the next opportunity in their career and take on further responsibility as part of a growing team, then this is the opportunity for you. In return, Age Scotland can offer you excellent pay, generous holidays, an employee health care scheme as well as an employee reward programme and a competitive pension. We want to hear from you!

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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Information Resources & Training Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £27,000
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th March 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.

Later life brings new challenges and opportunities, therefore, we want to develop our 64 information guides, ranging from social security to care rights to Power of Attorney, to give people the information and knowledge they need to access their rights in later life.

We know that rights-based workshops can be an accessible way for people to learn about their entitlements, and we want to increase our capacity to deliver these too.

We are looking for someone who understands the issues affecting older people in Scotland, who can write jargon-free information for the public, and develop and deliver rights-based workshops.

We work with Age UK on their UK-wide guides and with partners in Scotland where we can share expertise. Our free information guides are available on paper and online – they support the work of Age Scotland’s helpline and Community Development teams and are used by Citizens Advice Bureaux, Age Scotland member groups and health and care services.

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

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Independent Living Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,000 – £37,000
  • National role based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th April 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.

Age Scotland’s Independent Living programme is focused on helping older people remain in their own home for as long as they desire and are able. Our aim is to provide older people with the information, advice and assistance on the key issues that impact older people’s ability to live independently.

The Independent Living Development Manager will lead the provision of these services to older people adding new services where appropriate and driving service usage. A substantial part of the role will be to lead Care and Repair Edinburgh delivering valuable services to local older and disabled residents.

To succeed in this new and exciting position, you will have recent and substantial experience of successfully managing, developing and delivering a range of services together, with proven experience of leading and supporting teams by inspiring and motivating them to achieve and develop.

If you are an enthusiastic, experienced and motivated Manager that wants to be part of a growing team, then this is the opportunity for you. In return, Age Scotland can offer you excellent pay, generous holidays, an employee health care scheme programme and a competitive pension. We want to hear from you!

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

This post is subject to a basic disclosure check.

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Top job! Director (Charity Services)

  • Full time
  • £50,000 – £56,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th April 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.

Our workplace training is helping employees better plan for their future and employers to create more age inclusive workplaces. We are expanding our work for people living in Scotland affected by Dementia and support older military veterans and their families with better access to information and services designed specifically for them.

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

Due to the continuous expansion and growth of the Charity and its service provision, Age Scotland is delighted to announce the creation of a new Director of Charity Services position to join our existing Senior Management Team.

We are looking for an experienced senior manager with a substantial fundraising background to lead 3 high performing Age Scotland teams - Fundraising, Telephony Services and Training. Working closely with our Chief Executive, and as part of the Senior Management Team, you will be instrumental in developing and delivering Age Scotland’s strategic objectives, including a fundraising strategy for the growth of income generation.

An experienced leader, you will have the ability to inspire and motivate your team, as well as developing and sustaining external relationships with government, statutory bodies, commercial and voluntary organisations.

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

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Health Promotion Officer (Veterans’ Project)

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £28,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th June 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.

Age Scotland has the exciting opportunity to develop our work with older veterans in Scotland as part of PoppyScotland’s Unforgotten Forces portfolio.

This project enables Age Scotland to enhance the advice we can provide to veterans through the Age Scotland Helpline, develop referral partnerships with specialist veterans’ agencies, raise awareness of the issues for older veterans and strengthen the ability of Age Scotland member groups to work with older veterans.

The Veterans Health Promotion Officer is a new and important role, encouraging and supporting older veterans in community group settings across Scotland to increase their levels of regular physical activity.

The purpose of this role is to build the capacity of community groups to support increased physical activities by working in partnership with local and national organisations, including specialist sport and physical activities providers.

We are looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in physical activity health related promotion and experience of working with groups in a community setting, including working with older people. You must also be able to demonstrate effective partnership working with a range of other agencies.

If you have the right level of skills and the ability to motivate and influence others in their health decisions, then please apply today.

This project is funded through to 20th June 2020.

This project is funded by the Aged Veterans Fund funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds.

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Part Time Media and PR Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,000 – £28,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th June 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 Media and PR Officer to join the Policy and Communications Team at Age Scotland and work with the existing Media & PR Officer on a Job Share basis.

The purpose of this role is to raise the profile of Age Scotland, promote awareness and understanding of its work through developing and delivering activity to secure high-quality media coverage - across print, broadcast and online - that builds the profile of the organisation, the Charity’s campaigns and its brand.

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 campaigns and brand building. In-depth knowledge of the current social and political issues in relation to Scotland’s older people is essential to this role.

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

The post will be based within our Edinburgh office. The hours required for this job share post are part day Wednesday and full days Thursday & Friday.

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