Playlist for Life
Playlist for Life

Charity registered in Scotland SC044072

Established in 2013, Playlist for Life is a registered charity that aims to improve the wellbeing of people with dementia by giving them access to personally meaningful music.


Current vacancies

Partnerships Manager

  • Part time
  • Circa £35,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th November 2019

· Are you interested in the power of music to help people with dementia?

· Are you a skilled and experienced collaborator, who enjoys working in partnership with others to achieve shared ambitions?

· Would you like to be part of making dementia care more person-centred across the UK?

Playlist for Life is the personal music and dementia charity founded in 2013 by writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson. Thanks to funding from the Community Lottery Fund we have ambitious plans to increase the use of playlists in dementia care and are rolling out a major expansion programme. Partnership with organisations big and small lies at the heart of our strategy.

The Partnerships Manager is an exciting, new opportunity for an initial 2-year period. You will lead on coordinating the development of existing large-scale partnerships (eg Universal Music, Care England, Alzheimer Scotland, Alzheimer’s Society) and identifying new partner organisations with compatible visions and values.

You will liaise with colleagues across Playlist for Life to ensure strong relationship building as part of delivering partnership projects. In particular you will be aiming to increase our collaboration with the NHS and major care organisations and contribute to the effective monitoring & evaluation of programmes that are developed to build the evidence base for Playlist for Life. You will also lead on coordinating new and existing research relationships, with academia and specialist organisations. For these reasons existing networks and/or an understanding of the complex health and social care landscape would be an advantage.

For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours, flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours. We are also open to offering the post as a secondment. Please wait until the job offer stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what’s possible for the role.

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Media & Marketing Executive

  • Full time
  • £28,500
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th November 2019

A wonderful opportunity to join the groundbreaking charity Playlist for Life at an exciting time is available for an experienced Media & Marketing Executive. Playlist for Life is the personal music and dementia charity founded in 2013 by writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson. We have ambitious plans for the next two years and thanks to funding from the Community Lottery Fund we are recruiting for this new post to help support and roll out our ambitious expansion programme.

By 2022 we want to establish a vibrant UK network of Help Points, volunteers and trained health and care professionals, all creating and using playlists in their communities to help manage dementia systems, alleviate distress and reconnect relationships. We have a committed team based in Glasgow, and as we get ready to launch our ambitious new strategy, it’s an exciting time to be at Playlist for Life. Our Marketing and Communication Team is central to delivering our bold new plans and this new Media & Marketing Executive post will take a lead role in making our strategy a success. That’s why we’re looking for an outstanding individual to join small, but growing Marketing and Communication Team of four.

The Media & Marketing Executive will be an exceptional storyteller with a real passion for creating high-quality, engaging campaigns. As part of the Marketing and Communications Team, they will work with the Head of Communications and Campaigns and the CEO to shape and implement communication and marketing strategies to promote Playlist for Life’s activities. Prior experience of leading national campaigns and developing extensive, tailored communication strategies is essential. The successful candidate will have a good nose for a compelling story, be able to write copy to tight deadlines, use their creativity to spot opportunities to promote the Charity, and be excellent at building positive working relationships both internally and externally.

Please visit playlistforlife.org.uk/vacancies for a full job description, person specification and application form. If you have any questions regarding the role that aren’t answered in the job description or the person specification, please call the Playlist for Life office on 0141 404 0683.

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Email Marketing Executive

  • Part time
  • Circa £27,500 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th November 2019

A wonderful opportunity to join the groundbreaking charity Playlist for Life at an exciting time is available for an experienced Email Marketing Executive. Playlist for Life is the personal music and dementia charity founded in 2013 by writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson. We have ambitious plans for the next two years and thanks to funding from the Community Lottery Fund we are recruiting for this new post to help support and roll out our ambitious expansion programme.

By 2022 we want to establish a vibrant UK network of Help Points, volunteers and trained health and care professionals, all creating and using playlists in their communities to help manage dementia systems, alleviate distress and reconnect relationships. We have a committed team based in Glasgow, and as we get ready to launch our ambitious new strategy, it’s an exciting time to be at Playlist for Life. Our Marketing and Communication Team is central to delivering our bold new plans and this new Email Marketing Executive post will take a lead role in making our strategy a success. That’s why we’re looking for an exceptional individual to join our small, but growing Marketing and Communication Team of four.

The successful Email Marketing Executive will be an experienced and talented email marketer that will lead the day-to-day delivery of the Charity’s email activities across all its campaigns and services. They will report to the Head of Communications and Campaigns and will work across multiple teams (communications, communities and fundraising). The Email Marketing Executive will own the curation and delivery of these activities, including managing the end-to-end process of our email communications, writing engaging copy to different audiences (B2B and B2C) and proofread emails with precision. Additionally, this person will use SalesForce to segment audiences, report on email statistics and analyse the success of each campaign. The successful candidate will be results focused, good at managing their time and meeting deadlines, and excellent at building positive working relationships across the Charity so they can hit the ground running.

Please visit playlistforlife.org.uk/vacancies for a job description, person specification and application form. If you have any questions regarding the role that aren’t answered in the job description or the person specification, please call the Playlist for Life office on 0141 404 0683.

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Communities Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000 – £30,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th August 2019

Help change lives through music!

A wonderful opportunity to join a groundbreaking charity at an exciting time. Playlist for Life is expanding to deliver ambitious plans for growth over the next three years.

Are you well organised? Do you have experience in training or community development? Are you interested in music and the part it plays in all our lives? Then you could be part of the Operations Team working and supporting local community organisations to establish 1,500 Help Points around the UK.

We want to revolutionise dementia care through music. We want everyone with dementia to have a unique playlist of songs that make up ‘the soundtrack to their life’. And we want everyone who loves and cares for them to know how to use that playlist to help manage symptoms, alleviate distress and reconnect relationships.

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Top job! P/T Head of Comms and Campaigns

  • Part time
  • £35,000 – £40,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th August 2019

Help change lives through music!

A wonderful opportunity to join a groundbreaking charity at an exciting time. Playlist for Life is expanding to deliver ambitious plans for growth over the next three years.

  • Are you a skilled and experienced Communications expert?
  • Are you looking for a chance to use your skills and experience in a different way?
  • Would you like to revolutionise the way people for dementia are looked after by making music a standard part of care?

This new post will develop and implement a vibrant, interactive communications strategy to raise awareness of the power of personal music and support the growth of our grassroots network across the UK. Reporting direct to the CEO, the postholder will be a senior member of the existing staff team and will have the opportunity to grow the Comms team further.

You must be as comfortable speaking to a volunteer in a local community centre as you are speaking to a senior executive in the music industry or BBC - and you need to see the role both those people could play in delivering Playlist for Life’s vision and communication strategy.

You will be able to demonstrate substantial experience in communications and campaign planning; exceptional written and verbal communication skills for different audiences; and the ability to lead a team to deliver a communications plan across media channels for the short, medium and long-term.

Please visit playlistforlife.org.uk/vacancies to find out more about the role.

Call 0141 404 0683 to speak to our Chief Executive, Sarah Metcalfe, further about the role.

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Administrator/PA to the CEO

  • Full time
  • £23,500
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 12th August 2019

Help change lives through music!

A wonderful opportunity to join a groundbreaking charity at an exciting time. Playlist for Life is expanding to deliver ambitious plans for growth over the next three years.

We are looking for a well-organised, skilled administrator to help the whole team work more effectively and to provide dedicated support to our busy CEO. You will have a minimum of five years’ experience in an administrative role and be able to demonstrate experience in:

  • Diary management, arranging internal and external meetings
  • Dealing with incoming emails and calls
  • Assisting with the coordination of events and handling all related administration
  • Ordering offices supplies and procurement of stationery

This is an excellent opportunity for a PA/Administrator to become a key member of a creative and committed team that aims to revolutionise dementia care through music. Candidates applying should have excellent interpersonal skills, strong IT skills and a good communication with good written and oral skills.

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