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Policy Officer (About Dementia)

Policy Officer (About Dementia)
Scotland based: hybrid blend of office (Edinburgh) and home working
35 hours per week
Fixed Term until April 2024
Salary: £29,000 - £31,500 pa, depending on experience

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 Policy Officer to:

  • Monitor, analyse and influence public policy developments which impact on the lives of people affected by dementia in Scotland.
  • Develop high quality policy papers, briefings, and consultation responses to support About Dementia’s policy and influencing work.
  • Work to ensure that the voices of people with lived experience are captured in all of our policy work.
  • Contribute to ensuring that the evidence from the work of About Dementia creates lasting change.

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.

Role description

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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: 12 noon on Friday 19 August 2022

Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 1 September 2022

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