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Dementia Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,500 – £29,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th January 2019

  • Advertised from 14th December 2018
  • 35 hours per week. 5 year Fixed Term Contract.


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.

We support and enable more than 1100 community groups across Scotland, provide information and advice through our free helpline and publications, tackle loneliness and isolation with our Community Connecting Service and much more. We work to influence policy makers and run campaigns to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow older.

Will you help us to achieve this by leading a team who will help drive forward our ambitious plans?

A new position has been created within our Policy and Communications team to lead on the delivery of a National Dementia Forum.

Age Scotland has been awarded a ground-breaking investment from the Life Changes Trust to deliver a National Forum for Dementia Policy and Practice which will support people with dementia and carers to become experts, leaders and influencers in Scotland.

The creation of this National Dementia Forum will bring together people with experience and expertise in dementia, locally and nationally, with the aim of evidencing what will create better lives for people with dementia and unpaid carers. The Forum will provide space to scrutinise policy and practice in many areas, including housing and dementia, sport and dementia, the arts and dementia, and human rights and dementia.

The Forum will promote evidence of what works well so that national and local policy and practice can be reviewed and, where necessary, adjusted. This is so that Scotland can become an exemplar of how, in all aspects of life, people with dementia can find meaning, be fully supported and involved.

The role of Dementia Policy Officer will provide the Forum and it’s sub- groups with technical support and expertise in dementia and related issues. You will monitor, analyse and influence public policy developments which impact on the lives of people affected by dementia in Scotland.

This post is funded for 5 years through to 31st March 2024.

Application notes

Full details of the post and application packs are available at:

Alternatively you can e-mail

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 11th January 2019

Interviews will be held in Edinburgh w/c 21st January 2019

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.