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Policy Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000 – £30,500
  • Blend of office (Edinburgh-based) and home working
  • Closing 16th June 2021

  • Advertised from 3rd June 2021
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed Term to 30/06/2022, with possible extension subject to funding


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 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 Policy and Communications team are looking for a full time Policy Officer to:

  • Drive forward Age Scotland’s policy development work in, primarily, housing, fuel poverty, energy efficiency, and home energy. The role may include further policy areas subject to need and experience.
  • Research the needs of older people, the impact of public policy on their lives, and identify solutions.
  • Monitor, analyse, and influence public policy developments that affect the interests of older people in Scotland, including the Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government, local government and other relevant bodies and organisations.

The post will be a blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home based work.

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.

If you have the skills, experience and ambition 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: 5pm on Wednesday 16th June 2021.

Interviews will take place via Zoom (video conferencing software) on Friday 25th June 2021.

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.