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Post Diagnostic Support Lead

  • Part time
  • £33,294 – £36,141 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh and Glasgow based (with regular travel throughout East or West of Scotland)
  • Closing 8th November 2019

  • Advertised from 24th October 2019
  • 2 x’s 25 hours per week (permanent contract)


An exciting opportunity to work with Scotland’s leading dementia charity with a focus on leading and driving change to improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Alzheimer Scotland is proud that Scotland is the first any only country in the World to offer a guarantee of a minimum of one year’s post diagnostic support (PDS) to everyone who is diagnosed with dementia. Our Link Workers are key to delivering this guarantee.

Our 5-pillar model of post diagnostic support is flexible and person-centred, putting people living with dementia and their families at its heart.

The role

As Post Diagnostic Support Lead, you will provide leadership, caseload management and Support and Reflection to a cohort of Link Workers based throughout East and Central Scotland or West of Scotland. Drawing upon the national PDS improvement framework, you will work collaboratively with colleagues in monitoring and reporting on the quality and performance of the delivery of high-quality post diagnostic support in our Localities.

You will work in close collaboration with peers and colleagues across all parts of Alzheimer Scotland, leading by example and exhibiting behaviours in a leadership style that places engagement at the heart of delivering the best outcomes for people with dementia and their carers. In particular, you will have a responsibility to nurture creativity and ensure Link Workers continue to develop and have opportunities to learn in an environment that is safe, supportive and collaborative.

The person

You’ll have experience of working with and providing services and support to people with dementia and their carers and a firm understanding of a person-centred approach to planning and assessment. Highly organised, with drive and enthusiasm, you will have the ability to produce clear and high-quality written reports and have experience of management and leadership in a social care, community care, social work or health setting. A recognised professional qualification in social care, nursing, social work or other related occupation as well as possession of a driving license are essential to this post.

If you’re inspired and excited by what you’ve read so far, and have the necessary skills and ability, we would be absolutely delighted to hear from you. Application is by submission of your CV accompanied by a full covering letter explaining what interests you about this post, why you are the ideal candidate, and details of your notice period.

Application notes

For a full job description and person specification for the post covering East of Scotland pleaseclick here.

For a full job description and person specification for the post covering West of Scotland pleaseclick here.

Appointment to this position will be subject to a satisfactory criminal record check through Disclosure Scotland.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 8th November 2019.

Interview date: To be confirmed

Recruiting Manager: Maureen Taggart