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 hundreds of communities and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Friendship Line and much more.
We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.
Our Policy & Communications Team are looking for Policy Officer to research the needs of older people in Scotland and develop policy which would improve their lives. The post holder will monitor, analyse and influence public policy developments that affect people over the age of 50.
The Policy Officer will have an excellent knowledge and technical grasp of a wide range of portfolios, supporting the work of colleagues across the charity.
The post will be a blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home-based work.
Due to the Covid outbreak in the UK, we have adapted our way of working to ensure the ongoing delivery of services, while minimising risk to our employees. Depending on guidance from the Scottish Government regarding the lifting of restrictions, this role may initially be completely home based, incorporating office work and face to face contact when it is safe to do so.
In return for your expertise and commitment to our values you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance, a range of learning and development opportunities, optional healthcare benefits and a contributory pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 9%.
If you have the skills, experience and ambition required to fulfil this role, then please apply now.
Full details of the role are available from our website: age.scot/workforus.
Alternatively, you can call 0333 323 2400.
Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 26th November 2021.
Interviews will take place via Zoom (video conferencing software) on Tuesday 7th December 2021.
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.