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Health Promotion Officer (Veterans’ Project)

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £28,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th June 2019

  • Advertised from 30th May 2019
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed Term Funded Post to 30/06/2020.


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.

Application notes

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 17th June 2019

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 26th June 2019.

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Alternatively, you can request an application pack by e-mailing: or calling 0333 323 2400.

Age Scotland, part of the Age Network, is an independent charity dedicated to improving the later lives of older people on the ageing journey, within a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in Scotland. Reg No: 153343 Charity No: SC010100. Registered Office: Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PR.