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Top job! Executive Lead for Operations, Communications & Public Engagement

  • Full time
  • £48,820 – £53,902
  • Alzheimer Scotland, 160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd February 2020

  • Advertised from 22nd January 2020
  • 35 hours per week


A unique opportunity to play a key role within a high profile new initiative aimed at improving Brain Health for everyone in Scotland with a view to substantially reducing the incidence of dementia.

The role

This key senior role is responsible for the leadership, design and delivery of all strategic outcomes in the context of Brain Health Scotland’s operations, communications and public engagement.

Brain Health Scotland is a new initiative supported by the Scottish Government, which will be formally launched in April 2020. Its mission is to improve the Brain Health of people in Scotland of all ages with a view to substantially reducing the incidence of dementia year on year from 2020. Brain Health Scotland is a semi-autonomous entity that is nested from a governance perspective within Alzheimer Scotland.

You will advise the Director and Associate Director of Brain Health Scotland and senior management colleagues on best practice in the arena of operations, communications and marketing as well as increasing awareness and engagement that ensures Brain Health Scotland and Alzheimer Scotland remain at the forefront of a fast-pace and changing environment. You will lead others to create a robust and integrated culture of working as one organisation and have a lead responsibility for ensuring a marcomms model of high-quality advice, intervention and support is embedded at all levels.

You will provide strong, clear, directional leadership to nurture and develop a proactive, innovative and solutions focused professional team with a strong emphasis on engagement and collaborative working.

The person

For the right person, this is a unique and hugely exciting opportunity to join Brain Health Scotland at the inception of its journey in improving the Brain Health of people in Scotland and reducing the incidence of dementia nationally.

Whilst experience or an understanding of the charity, health or social care sectors may be advantageous, above all we are seeking a truly talented individual with a strong track record of managing large projects and/or budgets from a strategic and operational perspective. A key requirement will be experience of leading high-profile campaigns with the ability to plan and implement highly engaging and effective media communications through a wide range of mediums and solutions and be able to nurture and build relationships with a multitude of local, national and international stakeholders. With a proactive, creative and innovative approach, you will exemplify a strong collaborative and engaging style of leadership

Application notes

If you’re intrigued and excited by what you’ve read, and have the necessary skills, experience and ability to make a success of this key role, we would be delighted to hear from you. Application is by submission of your CV accompanied by a full supporting statement explaining what interests you about this post, why you are the ideal candidate, and details of your current remuneration and notice period.

Full details, including a job description for this role are available through the application link or from our website at For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kenny Nicholson, Executive Lead for Human Resources by emailing

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

Please note that the closing date for receipt of your CV and supporting statement is noon on Monday 3 February 2020 and successful applicants must be available for interview at our selection day on Friday 7 February 2020.