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Policy Officer

Blend of office (Edinburgh-based) and home working
35 hours per week
Fixed Term to 30/06/2022, with possible extension subject to funding
Salary £28,000 - £30,500 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 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.

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

Download the Role Description

Apply now

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

Due to the ongoing Covid situation, all our staff are currently working from home with access to the office granted only for business critical purposes. We are therefore unable to accept postal applications at this time. 

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

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

If you have any questions, please do get in touch at recruitment@agescotland.org.uk.

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