Scottish Older People's Assembly
Scottish Older People's Assembly

Charity registered in Scotland SC046520

The Scottish Older People's Assembly exists to give a strong voice to older people about their experience of life in Scotland, their challenges and concerns, and to celebrate the positive contribution that older people make to society.

Current vacancies

Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland-wide, Trustee meetings held Online and In-person, Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Closing 21st October 2022

About Scottish Older People’s Assembly [SOPA]

The Scottish Older People's Assembly is a small charitable organisation which exists to give a strong voice to older people about their experiences of life in Scotland, the challenges they face and concerns they have, and to celebrate the positive contribution that older people make to society.

Role:

Are you passionate about the rights of older people? The Scottish Older People’s Assembly is looking for Trustees to join its Board.

As a small charity, SOPA’s Trustees play a valuable role in supporting the organisation to ensure that the voices of older people are heard by those making decisions that affect them. We’re particularly keen to hear from those representing older people with skills and experience that can support SOPA’s work, including those with experience of charity finance, IT, legal, fundraising, marketing and social media and charity governance.

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Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland-wide, Trustees meetings held in Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Closing 1st October 2021

Are you passionate about the rights of older people? The Scottish Older People’s Assembly is looking for Trustees to join its Board.

As a small charity, SOPA’s Trustees play a valuable role in supporting the organisation to ensure that the voices of older people are heard by those making decisions that affect them. We’re particularly keen to hear from people with skills and experience that can support SOPA’s work, including finance, HR, fundraising and political engagement.

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Age-friendly Communities Development Worker

  • Part time
  • £30,000 pro-rata
  • Flexible
  • Closing 10th November 2021

The Scottish Older People’s Assembly is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual to lead the development of three workstreams on topics of importance to older people. The role will involve working with small working groups to select and research the topics, engaging with wider networks of older people via surveys, focus groups and social media, analysing, reporting and sharing the findings. The role will also support the SOPA Coordinator in the delivery of SOPA’s wider workplan which includes holding an annual assembly and outreach meetings.

This flexible and interesting role would ideally suit someone who has experience of working within the charity/ public sector on citizen engagement, event planning, delivery and evaluation, and preparing reports. The post holder will be report to the Coordinator but will also work closely with the Chair, the Board of Trustees and wider member organisations to support the delivery of SOPA’s three-year plan.

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Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £30,000 pro-rata
  • Flexible
  • Closing 10th November 2021

The Scottish Older People’s Assembly is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual to lead the development of three workstreams on topics of importance to older people. The role will involve working with small working groups to select and research the topics, engaging with wider networks of older people via surveys, focus groups and social media, analysing, reporting and sharing the findings. The role will also support the SOPA Coordinator in the delivery of SOPA’s wider workplan which includes holding an annual assembly and outreach meetings.

This flexible and interesting role would ideally suit someone who has experience of working within the charity/ public sector on citizen engagement, event planning, delivery and evaluation, and preparing reports. The post holder will be report to the Coordinator but will also work closely with the Chair, the Board of Trustees and wider member organisations to support the delivery of SOPA’s three-year plan.

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Lead Officer

  • Part time
  • £38,000 – £40,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow and home working
  • Closing 2nd September 2022

About Scottish Older People’s Assembly

The Scottish Older People's Assembly is a small charitable organisation which exists to give a strong voice to older people about their experiences of life in Scotland, the challenges they face and concerns they have, and to celebrate the positive contribution that older people make to society.

About the Role

This new post will have lead responsibility for working with and supporting the Board of Trustees and its Chairperson to develop its strategic direction and range of related activities. A key activity will be to organise the annual assembly and meetings with Scottish Parliament elected members and officers to ensure SOPA becomes influential in government policy affecting people in older age. A priority is to produce our Strategic Plan for the next three years and annual work priorities. Routine duties include attending and minuting meetings of the Trustees, working with our project staff and funders to produce regular performance reports, dealing with day-to-day administration, banking and finances ensuring a robust audit trail, applying for future funding, reviewing and updating our member database and communicating with our members and Trustees.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of working with third sector charities at a senior level, and of working with a Board, fundraising, performance reporting and building good working relationships with staff, partner organisations and stakeholders. The role will involve home working with some travel to our office location, Edinburgh and Glasgow for meetings and occasionally elsewhere in Scotland.

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