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

Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,300
  • Glasgow or remote working within Scotland*
  • Closing 21st February 2023

Help take the UK's leading music and dementia charity to the next level

Playlist for Life, the UK's leading music and dementia charity, is seeking a Communications Officer to join our team and make a difference to the lives of those living with dementia, their families and carers.

The Communications Officer will play a key role in our small team, working directly with the Head of Communications and Campaigns to deliver the charity’s exciting and engaging communications plan during a milestone year – our 10th anniversary!

Playlist for Life is a national dementia charity that provides vital support to families living with dementia by using music to improve their quality of life. We have a simple vision: we want everyone with dementia to have a unique personal playlist and for everyone who loves or cares for them to know how to use it.

If you have a keen eye for a story, a passion for building online communities, and a desire to make a difference to anyone affected by dementia, then we want to hear from you.

We have big plans for our 10th birthday year, so it’s an exciting time to join the charity and make your mark.

*Based: Glasgow or remote working within Scotland. Occasional travel to Glasgow may be required. We offer a hybrid model of working from home and our office in central Glasgow. Office days can be decided with line manager.

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Local Organiser (x3)

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Inverness, Edinburgh, Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 30th May 2021

Reporting to: Communities Officer

  • Are you interested in the power of music to help people with dementia?
  • Could you bring the power of personal playlists to people and organisations?
  • Do you have experience engaging with diverse and minority ethnic communities?
  • Would you like to lead a local project that will make a big impact in a short time?

Playlist for Life is a personal music and dementia charity. We have a network of over 900 Playlist for Life ‘Help Points’ that share the power of personal playlists for people living with dementia. From grassroots community groups to regional partners, GP practices, libraries, dementia cafes, sports clubs and many more community organisations: our Help Point network is as diverse as the people we want to help through the power of personal playlists. Organisations and groups able to operate safely during Covid-19, and those who have moved services online have all been supported by Playlist for Life during lockdown.

The role will allow someone to make their mark within their community and deliver real change in the quality of life for people and families living with dementia. You will establish a diverse, vibrant network of Help Points, volunteers, and trained health and care professionals, all creating and using playlists in your community. Your previous experience may have been in any sector: NHS, charity, Health and Social Care, commercial, creative.

What matters is that you demonstrate capability in community networking, developing partnerships, and recruiting, developing and enthusing local volunteers to support our Help Point expansion. You will be highly motivated, pro-active and enthusiastic. You will have strong organisational, written, verbal communications skills and experience of community mapping and networking. Experience of engaging with minority ethnic communities, remote communities and hosting community events or training would be an advantage.

You will work on your own initiative driving progress in your local area following a comprehensive induction. You will work remotely from home but when safe to do so you will also work within your community to network, engage and deliver training to local partners face to face.

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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,000
  • Dual location – Glasgow office and home working
  • Closing 28th March 2022

Help take the UK's leading music and dementia charity to the next level

Playlist for Life, the UK's leading music and dementia charity, is seeking a Policy and Public Affairs Officer to support the delivery of the policy and public affairs programmes in Scotland.

This is an exciting time to join the charity and make a real difference to the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers by raising the profile of Playlist for Life amongst key influencers and policy makers and by effectively communicating the charity’s ambitious strategy.

Playlist for Life is a personal music and dementia charity founded in 2013. We want everyone living with dementia in the UK to have a playlist of personally meaningful music to help improve their quality of life, and for everyone who supports and cares for them to know how to use it. Your role will encompass a variety of tasks that will help to establish Playlist for Life as a leading voice amongst policymakers. The ideal candidate for this role would be an excellent communicator with prior experience in Scottish policy and public affairs. Previous experience and knowledge in the health and social care sectors is desirable but not essential. You should display strong analytical skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a small team. You will be able to plan your own workload, ensure effective time management and meet deadlines. You should have proven experience in writing for a wide range of audiences, summarising complex information in a concise and engaging style.

We are a small charity with a huge reach, with a simple and highly effective method to improve the lives of thousands of people living with dementia. This role is key to delivering our strategy and bringing the power of personally meaningful music to every person living with dementia in Scotland.

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