This is an exciting new opportunity to join the Alzheimer Scotland Digital Team.
Like many organisations we had to rapidly transform our delivery methods over the last year to ensure that the communities we support were still connected and supported. We have been able to demonstrate how successful we have been in transitioning our therapeutic supports to a digital model. As we slowly open back up to more traditional supports, we wish to make sure we still have a strong platform of therapeutic support delivered digitally, offering a very blended approach to our supports.
The Virtual resource Centre (VRC) is a digital representation of our bricks and mortar Dementia Resource Centres (DRC), and will be key in our ambitious delivery of digital therapeutic supports across Scotland in line with our strategic aim of supporting people living with dementia so that no-one is alone. It embodies the same principles of dementia friendly design, has a sense of community, and is a place where people living with dementia can meet, benefit from therapeutic groups and activities and speak to staff and volunteers who will offer support and guidance. It is a hub for accessing information at an appropriate time and place, and where you will be made welcome by our host, who is an avatar – a digital person who can speak to you and respond to your questions.
This role will be embedded in the Digital Team but will work very closely with our operational services liaising with colleagues to ensure the menu of activities is supported and delivered on this world first digital platform. This is a wonderful opportunity to shape and develop a world first service, in an inspirational and innovative team. We have a strong legacy of digital innovation in Alzheimer Scotland and this is the latest addition to our portfolio of digital supports.
You will be line managed by the senior member of the digital team and work very closely with the locality leads. This is a full time, permanent position. Further details about the requirements for this role are included on the attached specification.
For a full job description, person specification and to apply please see visit alzscot.org
The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.
Closing date 5pm on the 20 of May
Online interviews will take place on 27 of May
Recruiting Manager: Joyce Gray
Location: 160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1DQ