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Community Development Officer (Dementia)

Community Development Officer (Dementia)
Scotland based: hybrid blend of office (Edinburgh) and home working
35 hours per week
Fixed Term for 24 months
Salary: £32,331 pa

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 communities 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 About Dementia Team are looking for a Community Development Officer (Dementia) to:

  • Use a community development approach to develop and facilitate the About Dementia/Scottish Government Dementia Friendly Communities Learning and Mentoring Network
  • Work to enable and support the development of mentoring and learning partnerships between existing and new dementia friendly communities
  • Work to empower people living with dementia, unpaid carers and leaders of Dementia Friendly Communities to engage and actively contribute to the learning and mentoring network
  • Work creatively across a range of different urban and rural contexts with a keen awareness of the diversity of communities and respond to the range of different needs and approaches required.
  • Provide on the ground consultancy to support the creation of new dementia friendly communities and the sustainability of existing ones.

The post will be a hybrid blend of office based (in Edinburgh) and home-based work. At least 40% of the working week will be based at our office in Causewayside, Edinburgh.

In return for your expertise and commitment to our values you’ll receive a generous holiday allowance, a range of learning and development opportunities, optional healthcare benefits and a contributory pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 9%.

Full details of the role are available below. Please contact recruitment@agescotland.org.uk with any queries about this role.

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Please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form below and return by email to recruitment@agescotland.org.uk 

Application form

Equal opportunities monitoring form

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 27 Jun 2022.

Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Tuesday 5 July 2022.

This is a re-advertised role. Previous applicants need not apply. 

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