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Interim National Community Development Officer (Maternity Cover)

  • Part time
  • £32,331 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh, Lothians and the Scottish Borders
  • Closing 10th August 2020

  • Advertised from 20th July 2020
  • 24.5 hours per week


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 Community Connecting Service 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.

Through our work we provide community development support to enable Age Scotland older people’s member groups to get started, grow and sustain their activities and services.

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone with experience of working with community groups and partner organisations in a community development setting and an understanding of the voluntary/community, statutory and private sectors in relation to the provision of services to older people. This is a maternity cover post with a start date of 1st October 2020, for an initial 9 months, with possible extension.

The post is home based and normally requires frequent travelling within Edinburgh, Lothians and the Scottish Borders and occasional overnight stays for national meetings. It is essential that you are resident in the main local authority area of responsibility.

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 focus on remote contact with community groups, incorporating face to face contact when it is safe to do so.

If you have the skills, experience, ambition and understanding of the benefits of community partnership 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: 12noon on Monday 10th August 2020.

Interviews will take place via Zoom (video conferencing software) on Wednesday 26th August 2020.

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