National Community Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £32,977 pro-rata
  • Home based with regular travel throughout Scotland (must reside in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire or Moray)
  • Closing 31st January 2022

  • Advertised from 11th January 2022
  • 24.5 hours per week. Permanent.


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 community 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 Community Development team are looking for a National Community Development Officer to:

  • Empower Age Scotland’s older people’s member groups by providing information, resources and support.
  • Using a Community Development approach, co-ordinate the delivery of a programme of national and regional networking, training and engagement opportunities for Age Scotland older people’s member groups.
  • Raise Age Scotland’s profile, recruit new members and connect member groups to Age Scotland’s services, offers and activities.
  • Support the development of a team of Age Scotland Ambassadors.

This is a home based role, therefore the successful candidate will be required to have a suitable work space with a good broadband connection. IT equipment will be provided.

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%.

Due to the Covid outbreak in the UK, we have adapted our way of working in an effort to ensure the ongoing delivery of services, while minimising risk to our employees. Depending on guidance from the Scottish Government regarding the lifting of lockdown restrictions, this role may initially be completely home based, incorporating face to face contact when it is safe to do so.

If you have the skills, experience and ambition required to fulfil this role, then please apply now.

Application notes

Full details of the role are available from our website: Alternatively, you can call 0333 323 2400.

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 31st January 2022.

Interviews will take place via Zoom (video conferencing software) on Tuesday 15th February 2022.

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.