This vacancy has now closed

Community Development Officer (Dementia)

  • Full time
  • £32,331
  • Scotland based: hybrid blend of office (Edinburgh) and home working
  • Closing 27th June 2022

  • Advertised from 13th June 2022
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed Term for 24 months


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 About Dementia Team are looking for a Dementia Friendly Community Development Officer to:

  • Use a community development approach to develop and facilitate the About Dementia/Scottish Government Dementia Friendly Communities Learning and Mentoring Network
  • Work to enable and support the development of mentoring and learning partnerships between existing and new dementia friendly communities
  • Work to empower people living with dementia, unpaid carers and leaders of Dementia Friendly Communities to engage and actively contribute to the learning and mentoring network
  • Work creatively across a range of different urban and rural contexts with a keen awareness of the diversity of communities and respond to the range of different needs and approaches required.
  • Provide on the ground consultancy to support the creation of new dementia friendly communities and the sustainability of existing ones.

The post will be a hybrid blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home-based work. At least 40% of the working week will be based at our office in Causewayside, Edinburgh.

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%.

Application notes

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

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 27th June 2022

Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Tuesday 5th July

This is a re-advertised role. Previous applicants need not apply.