This vacancy has now closed

Policy Engagement & Campaigns Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £30,500
  • Blend of office (Edinburgh-based) and home working (with some travel required)
  • Closing 13th August 2020

  • Advertised from 23rd July 2020
  • Salary depending on experience.


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.

We are looking for a Policy Engagement & Campaigns Officer to assist Age Scotland in policy engagement with older peoples’ groups, key influencers and external stakeholders, and to plan and deliver campaigns and public affairs strategies to affect change favourable to Scotland’s older people.

The post will be a blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home based work but there will be some requirement for you to travel throughout Scotland and occasionally the wider UK.

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 office work and face to face contact when it is safe to do so.

Application notes

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: Alternatively, you can call 0333 323 2400.

Closing date: 12noon on Thursday 13th August 2020.

Interviews will take place via Zoom / MS Teams (video conferencing software) on Monday 24th 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.