Policy Officer (About Dementia)

  • Full time
  • £29,000 – £31,500
  • Scotland based: hybrid blend of office (Edinburgh) and home working
  • Closing 19th August 2022

  • Advertised from 29th July 2022
  • Salary depending on experience35 hours per week. Fixed Term until April 2024


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 Policy Officer to:

  • Monitor, analyse and influence public policy developments which impact on the lives of people affected by dementia in Scotland.
  • Develop high quality policy papers, briefings, and consultation responses to support About Dementia’s policy and influencing work.
  • Work to ensure that the voices of people with lived experience are captured in all of our policy work.
  • Contribute to ensuring that the evidence from the work of About Dementia creates lasting change.

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: age.scot/workforus. Alternatively, you can call 0333 323 2400.

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 19th August 2022

Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 1st September 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.