National Active Voice Lead

  • Full time
  • £31,770 – £34,299
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th May 2021

  • Advertised from 29th April 2021
  • Salary: £31,770.18 - £34,299.42


Alzheimer Scotland, Policy Team

Scottish Dementia Working Group and National Dementia Carers Action Network

Contract: 1 position, 35 hours per week. This post is currently funded to 31 March 2022 and may be extended subject to future funding being available.

Location: Based in Glasgow or Edinburgh, work location is open for discussion with the successful candidate

The collective voice of people with lived experience, as a person with dementia or as a carer, is at the heart of what Alzheimer Scotland do. We have two national active voice groups; The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) for people living with dementia and the National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) for people who are carers or former carers of people with dementia. Both groups campaign to protect the rights of people with dementia and carers; influence policy and practice at all levels; support research and raise awareness to challenge stigma and change the image of dementia.

We are looking for an outstanding individual to provide strategic leadership, management and guidance to the team of SDWG and NDCAN development officers, to facilitate an effective campaigning voice of people with dementia and carers.

You will have a recognised professional qualification in community development or community education, social care or health care or other related occupations to a minimum of SVQ Level 4. You will also have excellent communication skills, be highly organised and capable of working effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Application notes

For a full job description, person specification and to apply please visit

Your application should include personal statement which demonstrates how you meet the required knowledge and skills for this exciting role as set out in the person specification.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

Closing date –Friday 14 May. Interview date – Monday 24 May

Recruiting Manager: Jim Pearson. Location: 81 Oxford Street Glasgow