Independent Age
Independent Age

Charity registered in Scotland SC047184

Independent Age offers award-winning information, advice and support for older age. Our current focus is loneliness, poverty and health and care.

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Head of Scotland

  • Full time
  • £49,050
  • Scotland (Homebased)
  • Closing 26th March 2021

Independent Age works to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose. To achieve this we provide information, advice and connection services for older people; campaign on the issues that matter most to them around health and care, poverty and loneliness and provide capacity building support to others working in the sector.

This is an exciting time to join the charity as we embark on our new ambitious strategy for 2021 – 2023 and increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life.

The Head of Scotland will be a pivotal role in developing Independent Age’s profile and delivering impact in Scotland. The postholder will work to engage key stakeholders at a national and local level to build trust and develop relationships. There will be a clear focus on increasing our service impact, having greater influence through policy work and campaigning on issues that matter to older people. The postholder will also play a key role in raising our brand and profile in turn increasing our supporter base.

The ideal candidate will be an inspirational and strategic leader and have a good understanding of the issues facing older people in Scotland. They will have experience in delivering services that have impact, building relationships with key decision makers and influencing at the highest level of Scottish Government.

As well as a competitive salary we offer 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, learning and development opportunities, season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

We are passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion and creating an environment where we can ALL be ourselves

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and the postholder will need to enrol on to the PVG scheme/be a member of the PVG scheme.

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Service Manager (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £34,550
  • Homebased in Scotland
  • Closing 10th October 2021

Independent Age works to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose. To achieve this we provide information, advice and connection services for older people; campaign on the issues that matter most to them around health and care, poverty and loneliness and provide capacity building support to others working in the sector.

This is an exciting time to join the charity as we work on our new ambitious strategy for 2021 – 2023 and increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life.

This role is new to Independent Age and you will work with the Head of Scotland to identify communities in Scotland where Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) projects will have the greatest impact on the quality of lives of older people. The postholder will lead a team to manage volunteers to work alongside older people who are lonely and/or isolated, or living in poverty, to create personalised plans that support people to become more connected within their community, enhancing their lives.

The ideal candidate will bring strong experience of developing community projects focused on social isolation, preferably with experience of working with older people. You will be confident developing and managing a team of staff and volunteers to deliver these projects in the community, drawing on proven project management skills and working with flexibility and autonomy.

With strong communication skills and the ability to develop excellent relationships with stakeholders, you will also be comfortable using online collaborative tools and be able to prepare engaging case study reports and data.

The postholder will be required to regularly travel throughout Scotland to meet older people, volunteers, local organisations and members of your team.

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer. In line with the current guidance in relation to the activity to be undertaken in this role, an enhanced PVG Certificate will be also be required.

We are passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion. We celebrate diversity and champion the differences and nuances which make each and every one of us unique, creating an inclusive environment where we can all be ourselves.

As well as a competitive salary we offer 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, learning and development opportunities, season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

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Policy and Public Affairs Manager (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £35,775 – £37,725
  • Homebased in Scotland
  • Closing 20th February 2022

Independent Age works to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose. To achieve this we provide information, advice and connection services for older people; campaign on the issues that matter most to them around health and care, poverty and loneliness and provide capacity building support to others working in the sector.

This is an exciting time to join Independent Age as increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life. We want to find talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to join us on this journey.

The Policy and Public Affairs Manager is a new role to Independent Age as we grow our presence in Scotland. They will work with the Head of Scotland to drive a programme of policy development and engagement across national and local government, Scottish Parliament and with other key stakeholders on issues that will have the greatest impact on the quality of lives of older people.

The postholder will define and progress the policy and influencing strategy for Independent Age in Scotland, manage our Scottish public affairs activities and work closely with Scottish colleagues to ensure that our policy work builds on the intelligence collected through our community and information and advice services.

The ideal candidate will bring strong experience of developing and leading complex programmes of policy work that achieve tangible change and a strong understanding of how policy, public affairs and campaigning interact to make positive change happen. Confidence working with flexibility and autonomy is also key.

With strong communication skills and the ability to develop excellent relationships with stakeholders, candidates should also be comfortable using online collaborative tools and able to prepare engaging reports and data.

The postholder will be required to regularly travel throughout Scotland to meet with stakeholders, older people and volunteers.

At Independent Age we live by our values. We are Purpose-driven; compassionate; expert; collaborative; accountable; inclusive.

We champion inclusion and celebrate diversity within and outside our charity to create a culture where everyone knows that they belong and can bring their whole self to work. We hire from a variety of backgrounds as we know this makes our charity stronger.

If you are passionate about our cause, share our values and believe you have the skills for this role, then we’d love to meet you.

We offer two incremental salary increases for everyone joining us, one at successful completion of probation and the second on the first anniversary of starting with us.

We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best, so we provide support to attain this with flexible working hours and regular remote working opportunities. We also offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance and fantastic learning and development opportunities.

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer.

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Policy and Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,075 – £27,500
  • Homebased in Scotland
  • Closing 27th November 2022

Independent Age is a national charity providing support for older people facing financial hardship. We offer free and impartial advice and information, grants for community organisations, and connection services. In addition, we use the knowledge and understanding gained from our frontline services to highlight the issues experienced by older people who are facing financial insecurity.

This is an exciting time to join Independent Age as we work to increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life. We want to find talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to join us on this journey.

This role is central to supporting the charity’s policy and influencing work in Scotland, helping ensure our influencing work delivers the maximum possible impact for older people.

This role will report to, and support, the Policy and Public Affairs Manager to undertake research, develop policy positions and influence the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament. The postholder will also work closely with the central Policy & Influencing team to provide Scottish insight.

You should have experience of analysing data, gathering evidence and developing policy positions. Experience of building effective stakeholder relationships and working to implement public affairs strategies is also key. You should be knowledgeable about the Scottish political landscape and willing to learn about the issues that impact older people living in financial hardship in Scotland.

At Independent Age we live by our values. We are purpose-driven, compassionate, expert, collaborative, accountable and inclusive.

We champion inclusion and celebrate diversity within and outside to create a culture where everyone knows that they belong and can bring their whole self to work. We encourage applications from all backgrounds as we know this makes our charity stronger.

If you are passionate about our cause, share our values and believe you have the skills for this role, then we’d love to meet you.

We offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, and fantastic learning and development opportunities. We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best and supports wellbeing. A full-time role is 35 hours a week. Flexible working hours and hybrid working is standard for everyone. But if you need a different form of flexibility, we are happy to talk flexible working. As part of our commitment to supporting colleagues in balancing their work and family life, and to supporting parents, soon to be parents or colleagues who have other caring responsibilities, we also offer a number of enhanced leave provisions and benefits.

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer.

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