Alzheimer Scotland
Alzheimer Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC022315

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia and fund vital dementia research.

Current vacancies

Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker – North/Mid Sutherland

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169 pro-rata
  • North / North West / Mid Sutherland and surrounding areas as required.
  • Closing 17th March 2024

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Highland locality, the post will be based within the CMHT at either Lawson Hospital, Station Road, Golspie KW10 6SS, or Dunbar Hospital, Ormlie Rd, Thurso, KW14 7DW, to be agreed with successful applicant.

Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £19,110 pro-rata
  • Three Towns, Ardrossan
  • Closing 5th March 2024

We are looking for a unique person to join our team at our dementia specific day service in the Three Towns Centre Ardrossan. Our day services are personalised to the preferences and needs of individuals, providing therapeutic dementia specific support with a focus on maintaining skills and independence.

The post is a permanent 28-hour contract with our day service based in Ardrossan.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support for people living with dementia. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia.

You will have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and attend training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Perth

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169 pro-rata
  • Pitlochry Community Hospital, Ferry Road, Pitlochry
  • Closing 10th March 2024

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Perth locality, the post will be based within the North Perthshire Community Mental Health Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Community Activities Organiser- Inverclyde

  • Part time
  • £22,229.75 – £23,686.32 pro-rata
  • Inverclyde Dementia Resource Centre, Greenock
  • Closing 7th March 2024

The post holder will be responsible for developing and facilitating a wide range of community activities for people living with dementia and their carers/families with a view to helping them to maintain social activities, relationships and community connections.

Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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Dementia Advisor – Shetland

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169 pro-rata
  • Lerwick, Shetland
  • Closing 17th March 2024

Do you have an interest in improving the lives of people living with dementia, their families and carers in Shetland, with a key role in shaping the valuable existing Alzheimer Scotland service locally? Then this rare and exciting opportunity for a permanent, part time Dementia Advisor role for Shetland may be for you or someone you know.

Dementia Advisors provide advice, information, practical support, and develop social and therapeutic activities that meet the outcomes of local people affected by dementia.

You will support people living with dementia, their families, and carers to find their way through the health and social care system and have more meaningful conversations with decision makers in the local community, by encouraging people with dementia, and carers to be heard.

You will work with a range of external partners and colleagues to promote and develop a broader understanding of and positive attitudes to dementia.

To be successful in the role you will be required to adopt and demonstrate a positive leadership approach for the small but effective team that will influence a positive culture of engagement in the local communities. This will also include tasks related to maintaining the resource centre in Lerwick.

The postholder will be based in the Dementia Resource Centre, located in Lerwick, Shetland.

This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers throughout the geographical area Shetland. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of the people we support, although he/she/they will have a fixed office base.

You will have a positive approach to dementia, have good communication and IT skills and poses a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

If this sounds like a perfect fit for you, or someone you know, please share this advert, or get in touch with us for an informal discussion by emailing Catriona MacRitchie at HRMailbox@alzscot.org

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Volunteer Co-ordinator - Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £25,669.74 – £28,165.38 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th March 2024

We are looking for a unique individual to manage Alzheimer Scotland’s ‘Connect 2’ Befriending service in Edinburgh.

The Volunteer Co-ordinator is responsible for the recruitment, selection, induction and ongoing support to our team of much valued Volunteers. Managing referrals and carrying out assessments to best meet the needs of people living with dementia.

The key role of the Volunteer Co-ordinator is to identify suitable ‘matches’ for befriending relationships which will provide companionship to people living with dementia.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Finance Manager – Voluntary Income

  • Full time or Part time
  • £34,123 – £36,839
  • 160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1DQ
  • Closing 19th March 2024

We have an exciting opportunity to join Alzheimer Scotland as a Finance Manager – Voluntary Income.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia, support vital dementia research and promote positive brain health.

This is a finance manager role with a difference. This new role will have a particular focus on our voluntary income. Our voluntary income is varied encompassing areas such as legacies, trusts, sponsored events, gift aid, community fundraising and in memory fundraising. These income strands totalling over £8.5mn per annum support the organisation in providing our vital supports.

We are seeking applications from individuals with at least 4 years’ experience of working in a varied finance or fundraising finance role within a complex organisation and who possess the skills to take on the tasks outlined in the job description.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience of working in the voluntary sector and managing and supporting high value voluntary income streams.

The role will manage a small team of finance assistants and provide supervision and development to the team and workloads.

You will have had significant exposure to the full finance function and will be a strong communicator and able to balance competing priorities ensuring routine workload along side ad-hoc tasks, analysis and reporting is completed to a high standard within deadlines.

If you’re interested by what you’ve read, and have the necessary skills, experience and ability to make a success of this role, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £29,058 – £32,169
  • Lawson Memorial Hospital, Station Rd, Golspie KW10 6SS
  • Closing 17th March 2024

Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - South/Mid Sutherland and Easter Ross

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Highland locality, the post will be based within the CMHT at Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Graphic Designer - Communications and Campaigns

  • Full time
  • £29,058 – £32,169
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 17th March 2024

Do you have a flair for creative design and brand awareness? If so, you could help bring Alzheimer Scotland’s aim to make sure nobody faces dementia alone to life through your creative skills.

The Graphic Designer’s primary responsibility will involve developing effective design solutions for various print and digital media platforms. Collaborating closely with the Creative Designer, you will provide design advice, support, and creative solutions for campaigns, publications, and digital outputs. Additionally, the role includes collaboration with design, print, and photographic agencies.

This position requires collaboration with colleagues throughout the Charity to generate high-quality creative content and conceptualise ideas for campaigns. Situated within the Communications and Campaigns Team, you will play a vital role in shaping and refining the Charity’s messaging. This collaborative effort ensures the Charity's messages align with ongoing support, information, fundraising, and campaigning activities across different platforms while maintaining the Alzheimer Scotland brand and tone-of-voice.

Adaptability is key, as the role encompasses diverse tasks, ranging from routine materials for regular services and fundraising activities to the design of innovative campaigns and reports. The successful candidate must excel in autonomously managing tasks within tight deadlines without compromising on quality, thriving in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. As part of the application process, we are asking applicants to submit their portfolio. After completing the online application, please email a digital file or website link to HRMailbox@alzscot.org

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Digital Marketing Officer - Communications and Campaigns

  • Full time
  • £29,058 – £32,169
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 17th March 2024

We have an exciting opportunity to join Alzheimer Scotland as a Digital Marketing Officer. Based within our Communications and Campaigns team, you will lead on the digital marketing strategy for the Charity. Developing and monitoring our digital marketing, social media, and email campaigns you will have a strong creative flair and a passion for digital marketing.

The role will collaborate closely with our Stakeholder Engagement team to generate high-quality digital content and develop ideas for income generation and awareness raising campaigns. You will also collaborate closely with our Creative Designer on the development of visual assets to accompany social media and marketing campaigns.

You will be responsible for developing our audience experience, at all times ensuring that our messaging is maintaining the Alzheimer Scotland brand and tone-of-voice.

The successful candidate must excel in autonomously managing tasks within tight deadlines, without compromising on quality, thriving in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

For a full job description and person specification please see the attachments section of this advert.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Community Activity Organiser - Dumfries

  • Part time
  • £22,229 – £23,686 pro-rata
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 12th March 2024

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families, whilst providing an extensive range of innovative, personalised, and therapeutic support services.

We are committed to improving the lives and opportunities of people living with dementia, their carers, partners, and families as their journey transitions from the first point of contact through to end of life. We believe nobody should face dementia alone.

Are you a self-starter? Are you confident, innovative and collaborative?

If yes, then this may be the role for you.

We are looking for a Community Activity Organiser who will be responsible for developing and facilitating a wide range of community activities for people living with dementia and their carers/families with a view to helping them to maintain social activities, relationships and community connections.

The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will be flexible, inclusive, creative, and organised in your approach. You will be sensitive and compassionate with the ability to support people in times of difficulty or distress. You will be an excellent communicator who can work effectively both with individuals and with groups. You will have a positive approach to your own continued professional development and a willingness to participate in relevant training. A relevant qualification and previous experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

In return you will be in a role which offers the opportunity to meet great people, have great job satisfaction and be employed by an Organisation that offers a range of employee benefits and career progression opportunities.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Argyll & Bute

  • Full time
  • £29,058.97 – £32,169.27
  • Community Dementia Team, Campbeltown Hospital, Ralston Road, Campbeltown
  • Closing 12th March 2024

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Argyll & Bute locality, the post will be based within the Kintyre & Islay Community Dementia Team, Campbeltown Hospital. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker – West Dunbartonshire

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169 pro-rata
  • Cairnmhor Resource Centre, Dumbarton Joint Hospital, Cardross Road, Dumbarton, G82 5JA
  • Closing 18th March 2024

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our West Dunbartonshire locality, the post will be based within the Community Mental Health Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker

  • Full time
  • £29,058 – £32,169
  • Dunoon, Argyll & Bute
  • Closing 14th March 2024

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Argyll & Bute locality, the post will be based within the Cowal Community Dementia Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

Location: Located within the Community Dementia Team, Cowal Community Hospital, 360 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7RL

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Volunteer Coordinator - Argyll & Bute

  • Part time
  • £25,669.74 – £28,165.38 pro-rata
  • Helensburgh
  • Closing 18th March 2024

Alzheimer Scotland recognises the vital contribution that volunteers make to the delivery of the services we provide to people living with dementia and the importance of planning ongoing volunteer management.

The Volunteer Coordinator role is central to our success, in developing, planning and implementing an effective volunteer network, and for recruiting, matching and retaining the volunteers needed to support the delivery of services.

The key role of the Volunteer Coordinator is to assess the skills, experience and expectations of volunteers, and identify the volunteers and activities that will best support the outcomes of people living with dementia.

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the ongoing management of volunteers.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Post Diagnostic Link Worker - Dumfries and Galloway

  • Full time
  • £29,058 – £32,169
  • Dumfries and Galloway (Nithsdale Area)
  • Closing 12th February 2024

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person centered support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centered around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Dumfries and Galloway locality, the post will be based within the Community Mental Health Teams. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification to a minimum of SVQ level 4, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Day Care Leader – Dumfries Day Service

  • Full time
  • £29,058 – £32,169
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 11th February 2024

Are you interested in leading the delivery of a high-quality Day Care Service? An exciting and highly rewarding leadership opportunity has arisen for someone with the skills, experience, and motivation to support the delivery of high-quality registered day services to people living with dementia and their families in our Dumfries centre as the Day Care Leader.

The Day Care Leader has line management responsibility for a range of roles in day care including Volunteers and Student placements that varies on location, so some leadership and/or management experience will be beneficial.

You will have experience of working with people living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment as well as carers and have a positive approach to dementia. A minimum of an SVQ level 3 or equivalent or progressing to SVQ level 4 is essential as well as a willingness to undertake continuous professional development as required.

In addition, you should have strong IT skills and excellent communication skills.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the skills, experience, and talent to make a real difference to people’s lives that encourages a creative, innovative, and resourceful culture for your team, and others.

If you think this role is for you, or for someone you know, please get in touch.

For a full job description, please click apply where you will be redirected to our

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Learning & Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £36,839 – £39,989
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 7th February 2024

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia, support vital dementia research and promote positive brain health.

Alzheimer Scotland is committed to Fair Work and to enabling an environment of trust, personal growth, integrity, wellbeing and respect. We encourage creativity and innovation as we strive to continually improve the ways we support people with dementia, their families, and carers. We actively promote ‘employee voice’ and engagement and advocate continuous development across all our teams, providing opportunities to learn in an environment that is safe and supportive.

The role

This key role will work within the People Team and will play a lead role in identifying and coordinating learning opportunities that supports and enables our whole workforce to consistently deliver quality and excellence. Particular focus will be directed to the Promoting Excellence Framework (PEF) for health and social care staff working with people with dementia, to ensure all colleagues receive high quality and extensive training to achieve the appropriate levels to ensure Alzheimer Scotland continues to be the leading expert in this field. Enhancing the focus on PEF, focus will be directed to and include accessing emerging research on best practice with a focus on learning outcomes that maintain and improve knowledge, skills and professional practice and bring about positive change for those we support, with a particular emphasis upon Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) related to SSSC Codes, and other professional skills training and leadership development aimed at maximising individual colleagues’ learning and opportunity. The role will also play a key part, along with People Team colleagues, in creating the environment for the whole learning & development journey, including professional practice learning, induction, professional and vocational qualification, people management skills, health & safety, and other training and development.

The person

You’ll have the confidence and skill set to engage people at all levels, the ability to influence and persuade and be able to work with a degree of autonomy, with a strong understanding of the Promoting Excellence Framework and the professional learning standards set by the SSSC.

A strong willingness and ability to contribute to how we support and drive forward learning and development activities that embrace creative, flexible and adaptable approaches including digital learning as a key medium for sharing and collaborating on best approaches and practice, with a focus on continual improvement are key requirements of this the role.

If you are interested and excited by reading about this opportunity and have the necessary skills and experience, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Centre Activities Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,230 – £23,686
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 25th February 2024

Alzheimer Scotland, Scotland's national dementia charity, is seeking a passionate and dedicated Centre Activities Coordinator to join our team on a full-time basis. As a Centre Activities Coordinator, you will play a vital role in developing and delivering our brain health and dementia support programs at our new centre in Motherwell.

This unique approach is inspired by the pioneer, Alois Alzheimer, who first identified the brain disease we now recognise as the leading cause of dementia. By building a range of engaging and supportive services in the heart of their community, the Centre Activities Coordinator will support people to access:

Advice - our expert advisors can offer one-to-one help with anything from building cognitive resilience, to managing money matters and legal issues.

Listening - we offer places to be heard, whatever the question or concern, whenever help is needed.

Opportunities - to connect, learn and share with others in a similar situation.

Information - on all stages of the brain health journey, whether someone is worried about their brain health or living and caring well with dementia.

Support - everyone is welcome in our Centres, where those affected by dementia can feel safe with trusted staff who understand what they’re going through.

As a Centre Activities Coordinator, you'll collaborate closely with the Centre Manager to create a comprehensive program of activities that align with our ALOIS principles. You'll play a key role in liaising with stakeholders from Health and Social Care, NHS, and the wider community to enhance service delivery and raise awareness about brain health.

Your exceptional organisational skills will be put to use as you plan, review, and evaluate the activities within the Centres. With a focus on continuous improvement, you'll ensure that individuals accessing our services have a welcoming and inclusive experience, where their concerns are heard and understood.

To excel in this role, you'll bring excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Your passion for supporting individuals affected by dementia will drive you to create a safe and supportive environment. Familiarity with health and safety regulations, along with proficiency in standard office software and IT systems, will enable you to coordinate activities seamlessly.

If you're ready to contribute to our vision of ensuring nobody faces dementia alone, apply now for the Centre Activities Coordinator position at Alzheimer Scotland. Relevant experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage, as well as a willingness to learn and participate in training.

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Support Worker – Croftspar, Glasgow

  • Full time
  • £21,374.76 – £22,775.3
  • Croftspar, Glasgow
  • Closing 25th January 2024

The Support Worker will provide a combination of personal care, care at home and housing support to people with dementia in their own homes. The post holder will be part of a dedicated team that will ensure that the highest quality of service is provided. The post is for a Nightshift worker who will work 4 nights on 4 nights off from 10pm to 8am, you will be working alone and there is an On Call system in place.

We are looking for a unique person who can support people with dementia, living within their own home in a Supported Living Service, personalised to the tenants needs.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support.

Our support workers help tenants to maintain skills and independence by providing support and care with all aspects of daily living.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia is essential.

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Stakeholder Engagement Team – Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £29,058 – £32,169
  • Based in Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th January 2024

A fantastic opportunity has become available within the Stakeholder Engagement Team to deliver significant income from a variety of different income streams and sustain our mission to ensure nobody faces dementia alone.

The Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator will report to the Stakeholder Engagement Leader but will have specific responsibilities to deliver on key projects areas.

This is a portfolio fundraising role, so you will be comfortable with working across all different fundraising areas. Whilst the role will support all income streams associated with the team, we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has prior Corporate Partnership, Major Donor or Individual Giving experience.

We are looking for someone who is naturally optimistic, with a can-do attitude. Applicants are required to demonstrate results, whilst thriving within a fast-paced and varied environment.

You will be a self-starter, comfortable working independently, who enjoys creative thinking and building meaningful relationships.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia, along with excellent communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training, will also be expected.

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Head of Stakeholder Engagement

  • Full time
  • £45,571 – £48,830
  • 81 Oxford Street, Glasgow, G5 9EP
  • Closing 17th January 2024

Have you worked in fundraising for several years and are looking for a new challenge?

Do you have a good understanding of how to lead a diverse fundraising portfolio?

Are you a dynamic, motivated leader with evidence of successfully delivering strategic aims? - then this opportunity could be for you.

The key purpose of this role is to lead and embed a multifaceted and sustainable fundraising portfolio, that supports the charities self-funded services (such as, but not limited to; Dementia Resource Centres, 24hr Freephone Dementia Helpline and national dementia advisory service) to deliver Alzheimer Scotland’s mission; to ensure nobody faces dementia alone.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia, support vital dementia research and promote positive brain health.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate previous experience in leading a diverse Fundraising Team, within the Charity sector, to retain and grow a network of donors. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills, an initiate ability to collaborate across internal and external networks, whilst demonstrating the ability to lead multiple projects at any one time and the ability to manage relevant resources required. You must be highly motivated, organised, have great attention to detail, excellent IT skills, a ‘can do’ attitude and thrive with autonomy.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Support Worker - Midlothian

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 4th January 2024

Would you like to make a difference to the lives of People Living with Dementia in Midlothian?

We are looking for a unique individual who can provide person- centered support for those individuals living with dementia who attend our Day Care Centre in Midlothian and Community Activity Groups.

Supporting individuals to keep connected to their communities, engage in their interests and hobbies and access peer support. Working during weekdays, the use of a car is essential (mileage and expenses are paid).

A flexible approach is essential, so you will have the ability and willingness to cover sessions in a planned way due to annual leave, training, or last-minute cover.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

This position requires flexibility in regard to working days and hours.

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Board Co-optee Opportunities

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th January 2024

Join us to make sure no one faces dementia alone

Alzheimer Scotland, Scotland’s leading charity for dementia and brain health, is seeking to attract individuals with the enthusiasm and commitment to help drive our strategic vision of Prevent, Care and Cure and making sure no one goes through dementia on their own. As a Co-optee to our Board of Trustees, you will make a significant contribution by helping provide the leadership and governance required to achieve our ambitious aims.

Criteria

We welcome and value new ideas and perspectives and seek to attract applications from people with diverse personal, professional, and cultural backgrounds and lived or professional experience to enrich the experience we currently have on Board. We value individuality and encourage applications from people who can offer a broad range of personal interest, insight, knowledge or experience of dementia and the valuable work we do.

Be part of a diverse and inclusive Board full of new ideas

Alzheimer Scotland is committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and representative Charity. We strongly encourage, and will fully support, applicants from a broad and diverse range of backgrounds and experience. Our aim is to be truly representative and reflective of all sections of society and for each Trustee to bring their unique experience and contributions to the table. We value, respect, and encourage individuality and the vital role this plays to effective, diverse, and progressive governance, and we are committed to removing any barriers, wherever possible, to enable and encourage diverse and inclusive participation.

Your commitment

If successful, you would attend some initial Board meetings as an observer and, thereafter, would be asked to join as a Co-opted Trustee until our AGM in November 2024 when we would hope to invite you to join our Board as a Director. Until then, your contribution, ideas and input to our planning and discussions would be invaluable. Co-opted Trustees would be expected to attend Board meetings on ten occasions throughout the year, ordinarily held in Glasgow, although attendance by online platforms is equally available and accessible.

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Support Worker - Fife

  • Part time
  • £19,874.4 pro-rata
  • Kirckaldy
  • Closing 29th December 2023

We are looking for unique individuals who can support people living with dementia in a community groups and day care setting, in such a way that is personalised to the individual’s needs and supports their wellbeing.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support. Our support workers help individuals to maintain skills and independence by providing support to enable them to be active within their communities, participate in therapeutic activities and enjoy social stimulation.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. They will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Community Connexions Outreach Worker - Fife

  • Full time
  • £22,229.75 – £23,686.32
  • This post will be based at Alzheimer Scotland Brain Health and Dementia Resource Centre in Kirkcaldy, although will involve providing activity groups across Fife.
  • Closing 3rd January 2024

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families, whilst providing an extensive range of innovative, personalised, and therapeutic support services.

We are committed to improving the lives and opportunities of people living with dementia, their carers, partners, and families as their journey transitions from the first point of contact through to end of life. We believe nobody should face dementia alone.

Are you a self-starter? Are you confident, innovative and collaborative?

If yes, then this may be the role for you.

We are looking for a Community Connexions Outreach Worker for the Fife area. You will be involved in supporting people living with dementia to establish personal goals and outcomes and help them to achieve these. The Outreach service is a short-term intervention and support service offering guidance and assistance to people living with dementia and their carers to help live life to the full and as independently as possible. This may involve helping to reduce social isolation, building confidence to use public transport, engaging with the local community and much more!

The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will be flexible, inclusive, creative, and organised in your approach. You will be sensitive and compassionate with the ability to support people in times of difficulty or distress. You will be an excellent communicator who can work effectively both with individuals and with groups. You will have a positive approach to your own continued professional development and a willingness to participate in relevant training. A relevant qualification and previous experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

In return you will be in a role which offers the opportunity to meet great people, have great job satisfaction and be employed by an Organisation that offers a range of employee benefits and career progression opportunities.

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Support Worker Flexible - Ross-shire

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Ross-shire
  • Closing 8th December 2023

We are looking for a unique person to join our team at our dementia specific day service in Tain and Dingwall. Our day services are personalised to the preferences and needs of individuals, providing therapeutic dementia specific support with a focus on maintaining skills and independence.

The post is a flexible contract covering both Dingwall and Tain. The day services in North Highland are open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm to meet the needs of the service.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia.

You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and attend training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

It is mandatory you have a full driving licence with access to a car during working hours, to enable you to drive between services.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Dumfries

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169 pro-rata
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 17th November 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person centered support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centered around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Dumfries and Galloway locality, the post will be based within the Community Mental Health Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification to a minimum of SVQ level 4, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Commissioned Services Lead - Dumfries and Galloway

  • Part time
  • £34,123 – £36,839 pro-rata
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 29th October 2023

An exciting and highly rewarding opportunity has arisen to undertake a key role in leading and managing the delivery and development of high quality and innovative services and activities to people living with dementia and their families in Dumfries & Galloway. This role is pivotal to our success in achieving our strategy and vision for supporting people living with dementia in our localities.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading dementia charity, offering specialist support services, community activities, information, and advice at every stage of the dementia journey from over 60 locations across Scotland from Shetland to the Borders. We campaign for the rights of people living with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support.

Based in Dumfries, the Commissioned Service Lead will work with the Associate Executive Lead to ensure the delivery of several commissioned services across Dumfries & Galloway. Building upon strong local connections with donors, supporters, and other stakeholders, you will help create a self-sustaining model of activities and support that maximises the potential use of our fundraised income, resources, facilities, and expertise.

You will undertake a leading role in the delivery of person-centred services that support the outcomes for people living with dementia and ensures all services and activities are delivered within the Alzheimer Scotland’s Quality Framework.

As Registered Manager you will maintain an overview of the two established Registered Day Care Services in both Dumfries and Stranraer as well as the network of activity groups across the area plus coordinate support from Dementia Advisors. You will work closely with the Associate Executive Lead in adopting a flexible approach to planning and service delivery, development and growth, as well as managing the service budgets. You will foster and enable a culture of positive engagement and effective collaboration both within your team and with Brain Health, Stakeholder Engagement, Post Diagnostic Support, Communications & Marketing and all other colleagues within the organisation as well as key external stakeholders.

You will be registered with the SSSC and have the experience and qualifications required for being a Registered Manager of adult services, plus experience of contract compliance and monitoring.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the skills, experience, and talent to make a real difference to people’s lives that encourages a creative, innovative, and resourceful culture for your team, and others.

If you think this role is for you, or for someone you know, please get in touch.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential for the role.

The successful candidate will be subject to membership of the PVG scheme, and a scheme update will be undertaken through Disclosure Scotland.

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Support Worker – Dumfries & Galloway

  • Part time
  • £19,874 pro-rata
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • Closing 8th October 2023

We are looking for a unique person to join our team at our dementia specific day service in Dumfries. Our day services are personalised to the preferences and needs of individuals, providing therapeutic dementia specific support with a focus on maintaining skills and independence.

The post is a permanent 17.5hour contract based in Dumfries. The day service in Dumfries is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm to meet the needs of the service. Days of working will be agreed on appointment alongside the needs of the service, and the successful candidate.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support therefore successful applicants must have a positive approach to dementia.

You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and attend training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Finance Assistant x 2 - Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £22,779 – £24,966 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st October 2023

We have an exciting opportunity to join Alzheimer Scotland as a Finance Assistant.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia, support vital dementia research and promote positive brain health.

We are seeking applications from individuals with strong administrative experience within a complex organisation and who possess the skills to take on the tasks outlined in the job description.

Prior exposure to a transactional finance function would be desirable.

We are recruiting for 2 Finance Assistants:

One role will have a primary focus on our accounts receivable function ensuring all accounts receivable documents are issued, recorded, and reported on our systems timely and accurately.

The other role will have a primary focus on our accounts payable function, mainly ensuring our staff expense claims and similar accounts payable documents are processed in line with deadlines and procedures. Both roles will support with the wider finance function and tasks when required.

You will be a strong communicator and able to balance competing priorities. You will have experience of working with a wide range of office systems including Microsoft 365 and databases or financial systems.

If you’re interested by what you’ve read, and have the necessary skills, experience, and ability to make a success of this role, we would be delighted to hear from you.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Support Worker Flexible - Dundee

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Dundee
  • Closing 4th October 2023

We are looking for a unique person to join our team at our dementia specific day service in Dundee. Our day services are personalised to the preferences and needs of individuals, providing therapeutic dementia specific support with a focus on maintaining skills and independence. The day services in Dundee are open Wed to Friday 9am to 5pm to meet the needs of the service.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia.

You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and attend training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

For a full job description and person specification please see the attachments section of this advert. Applicants must complete the form on our website to be considered for this role.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Service Administrator Coordinator - Clydebank

  • Part time
  • £22,229 – £23,686 pro-rata
  • West Dumbarton
  • Closing 3rd October 2023

We are looking for an individual who can carry out a variety of duties within a locality office based in Clydebank that provides support for people with dementia and their carers, in a variety of environments, personalised to the individual’s needs across Dunbartonshire. You will act as the first point of contact for people phoning or calling at the service office and you should have a positive approach to dementia.

The role will consist of processing correspondence and other tasks such as photocopying, maintaining records, compiling statistics and databases for the Commissioned Service Lead and other staff as required. Strong IT skills essential. Ensure that all mail is collated, franked/ stamped and taken to the post office by the end of the working day.

Undertaking finance tasks in accordance with organisation guidelines. To assist in the preparation and issuing of invoices to carers, people with dementia and health and care partnership when applicable. To bank receipts, submit finance documents and records to the national office on a weekly basis, reconcile petty cash each month and to collate salary information and ensure that details are properly authorised with the Payroll Administrator by the due date each month.

You will also have good organisational and communication skills. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Support Worker Flexible – Forth Valley

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 15th September 2023

We are looking for a unique person to join our team at our dementia specific day service in Forth Valley. Our day services are personalised to the preferences and needs of individuals, providing therapeutic dementia specific support with a focus on maintaining skills and independence.

The post is flexible and based in Forth Valley, with hours worked based on service need which may be scheduled due to annual leave, or more last minute in response to other unplanned absences and agreed with the successful candidate. The day service in Forth Valley is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm to meet the needs of the service.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support therefore successful applicants must have a positive approach to dementia.

You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and attend training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage

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Stakeholder Engagement Administrator

  • Full time
  • £22,779 – £24,966
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th September 2023

A great opportunity is now available at Alzheimer Scotland, supporting our Stakeholder Engagement team raise vital funds to make sure that nobody faces dementia alone.

This role can be based in either of our city centre offices in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Potential hybrid working may be considered. You will also need to be able to travel to a range of other locations occasionally, as required by the organisation.

This Administrator role will focus on supporting people who are interested in taking part in third party/sponsored events to raise money for Alzheimer Scotland, or who have already registered at these events. You will play a vital role in their supporter journey with our charity, ensuring they get the information, items and help they need from us to raise as much as they can and enjoy themselves while they do it. You will often be their first point of contact, so you need to be passionate about providing first class care to our supporters in an effective, efficient and enthusiastic way.

You will also be responsible for data entry and management relating to third party/sponsored event participation, so organisational skills and attention to detail are paramount to this role. We want someone who understands and uses processes with confidence and can complete reports and tasks to a high standard.

In the role, you will also be working closely with the wider Stakeholder Engagement team, supporting the team on key projects and administrative tasks, as well as other staff, volunteers, supporters and external partners. You will be vital to the success of our activities – you need to be able to think for yourself and have a creative approach to solving problems, as well as anticipating the needs of the team.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, who enjoys working in a fast-paced, varied environment where no two days are the same. You will be comfortable working independently, a self-starter with great attention to detail. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia, along with excellent communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn, take part in training and expand your knowledge of all aspects of our work will also be expected.

In return, we offer a fantastic range of benefits along with a supportive approach to work life balance. We are an innovative organisation, and this role is an opportunity for someone with aspirations to develop their career in the third sector.

For a full job description and person specification please visit our website.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £29,058.97 – £32,169.27 pro-rata
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 18th September 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our East Renfrewshire locality, the post will be based within the Eastwood Health and Care Centre. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

It is mandatory for this post to have a full driving license and access to a car.

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Support Worker - Flexible

  • Part time
  • £19,874 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th September 2023

We are looking for unique people who can support people with dementia, in a day care setting, in such a way that is personalised to the individual’s needs and supports their wellbeing.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support. Our support workers help individuals to maintain skills and independence by providing support to enable them to be active, participate in therapeutic activities and enjoy social stimulation.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. They will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

A driving licence is mandatory for this post.

For a full job description and person specification please see the attachment section of this advert.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Day Opportunities Leader

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169.27 pro-rata
  • Ross-shire Day Service
  • Closing 15th September 2023

An exciting and highly rewarding opportunity has arisen to undertake a key role in leading the delivery of high-quality registered day services to people living with dementia and their families in Ross & Cromarty as the Day Opportunities Leader.

The Day Opportunities Lead will work very closely with the Commissioned Service Lead and will have responsibility for a team of support staff working in Day Care.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with people living with dementia and their carers and hold a minimum of an SVQ level 3 or equivalent to progressing to SVQ level 4 along with a willingness to undertake continuous professional development required.

In addition, the candidate should have strong IT skills and excellent communication skills along with a positive approach to dementia.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has the skills, experience, and talent to make a real difference to people’s lives that encourages a creative, innovative, and resourceful culture for your team, and others.

If you think this role is for you, or for someone you know, please get in touch.

For a full job description and person specification please see the attachments section of this advert.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a full check through the PVG Scheme.

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Support Worker - Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £19,874 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th September 2023

Full driving license and access to a vehicle during working time is essential for this post.

At present, there are an estimated 8,464 citizens living with dementia in Edinburgh. Around 300 of these people are under the age of 65 years old.

Would you like to make a difference to the lives of younger people living with dementia in Edinburgh?

Supporting individuals to keep connected to their communities, engage in their interests and hobbies and access peer support, using your own car to help people get around (mileage and expenses are paid).

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

This position requires applicants to be registered with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). And successful candidates are expected to hold or work towards a professional qualification (minimum of SVQ2).

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Service Administrator Coordinator - Forth Valley

  • Part time
  • £22,229.75 – £23,686.32 pro-rata
  • 35 Johnston Avenue, Stenhousemuir, FK5 4JZ
  • Closing 29th August 2023

We are looking for an individual who can carry out a variety of duties within a Dementia Resource Centre in Falkirk that provides support for people with dementia and their carers, in a variety of environments, personalised to the individual’s needs within Forth Valley.

You will act as the first point of contact for people phoning or visiting and you should have a positive approach to dementia.

The role will consist of processing correspondence and other tasks such as photocopying, filing and maintaining records, compiling statistics and databases for the Locality Leader and other staff as required. Ensure that all mail is collated, franked/stamped and taken to the post office by the end of the working day.

Responsibilities also include undertaking finance tasks in accordance with organisation guidelines and assisting in the preparation and issuing of invoices to carers, people with dementia, health and care partnership when applicable. Other responsibilities include banking receipts, submitting finance documents and records to the national office weekly, reconciling petty cash monthly and to collate salary information and ensure that details are properly authorised with the Payroll Administrator by the due date each month.

You will also have good organisational and communication skills. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

For a full job description and person specification please see the attachments section of this advert.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - North Perthshire

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169 pro-rata
  • Pitlochry Community Hospital, Ferry Road, Pitlochry PH16 5FG
  • Closing 6th August 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Perth locality, the post will be based within the North Perthshire Community Mental Health Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Community Activities Organiser – Nairn

  • Part time
  • £22,229.75 – £23,686.32 pro-rata
  • Nairn
  • Closing 11th August 2023

We are looking for a Community Activity Organiser in Nairn.

The post holder will work in partnership with colleagues, people with dementia and their families to:

  • Plan, develop and facilitate a wide range of therapeutic and social activities
  • Promote activities within the community
  • Review and evaluate activities providing regular reports of outcomes

The post holder will deliver a combination of groups, both in person within the local community and online. Proficiency and confidence in using and supporting use of digital platforms are essential for this role.

Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.

Core hours will be discussed with the successful candidate, occasional evening and weekend work may be required. A driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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Support Worker Flexible – Dumfries

  • Part time
  • £19,874 pro-rata
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 6th August 2023

We are looking for a unique person to join our team at our dementia specific day service in Dumfries. Our day services are personalised to the preferences and needs of individuals, providing therapeutic dementia specific support with a focus on maintaining skills and independence.

The post is flexible and based in Dumfries, with hours worked based on service need which may be scheduled due to annual leave, or more last minute in response to other unplanned absences and agreed with the successful candidate. The day service in Dumfries is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm to meet the needs of the service.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support therefore successful applicants must have a positive approach to dementia.

You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and attend training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

If working flexibly suits you and you feel you would be ideal in this role, let us know.

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Centre Activities Co-Ordinator - Perth

  • Full time
  • £22,229 – £23,686
  • Perth
  • Closing 7th August 2023

Alzheimer Scotland, Scotland's national dementia charity, is seeking a passionate and dedicated Centre Activities Co-Ordinator to join our team on a full time basis. As a Centre Activities Co-Ordinator, you will play a vital role in developing and delivering our brain health and dementia support programs at our new centre in Perth.

This unique approach is inspired by the pioneer, Alois Alzheimer, who first identified the brain disease we now recognise as the leading cause of dementia. By building a range of engaging and supportive services in the heart of their community, the Centre Activities Co-Ordinator will support people to access:

Advice - our expert advisors can offer one-to-one help with anything from building cognitive resilience, to managing money matters and legal issues.

Listening - we offer places to be heard, whatever the question or concern, whenever help is needed.

Opportunities - to connect, learn and share with others in a similar situation.

Information - on all stages of the brain health journey, whether someone is worried about their brain health or living and caring well with dementia.

Support - everyone is welcome in our Centres, where those affected by dementia can feel safe with trusted staff who understand what they’re going through.

As a Centre Activities Co-Ordinator, you'll collaborate closely with the Centre Manager to create a comprehensive program of activities that align with our ALOIS principles. You'll play a key role in liaising with stakeholders from Health and Social Care, NHS, and the wider community to enhance service delivery and raise awareness about brain health.

Your exceptional organisational skills will be put to use as you plan, review, and evaluate the activities within the Centres. With a focus on continuous improvement, you'll ensure that individuals accessing our services have a welcoming and inclusive experience, where their concerns are heard and understood.

To excel in this role, you'll bring excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Your passion for supporting individuals affected by dementia will drive you to create a safe and supportive environment. Familiarity with health and safety regulations, along with proficiency in standard office software and IT systems, will enable you to coordinate activities seamlessly.

If you're ready to contribute to our vision of ensuring nobody faces dementia alone, apply now for the Centre Activities Co-Ordinator position at Alzheimer Scotland. Relevant experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage, as well as a willingness to learn and participate in training.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - North East Fife

  • Full time
  • £29,058.97 – £32,169.27
  • North-East Fife
  • Closing 30th July 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person centered support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centered around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires, and aspirations.

Supporting our Fife locality, the post will be based within the Dementia Post Diagnostic Support Service at Stratheden Hospital, Stratheden, Cupar. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS, and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Support Worker – Tain and Dingwall Day Services

  • Part time
  • £19,874 pro-rata
  • Tain and Dingwall Day Services
  • Closing 28th July 2023

We are looking for a unique person to join our team at our dementia specific day service in Tain and Dingwall. Our day services are personalised to the preferences and needs of individuals, providing therapeutic dementia specific support with a focus on maintaining skills and independence.

The post is a permanent 28-hour contract split between Dingwall and Tain. The day services in North Highland are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm to meet the needs of the service.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia.

You will require to have a full driving licence to enable you to drive between services and a car or access to a car which you may have to make use of from time to time would be preferable.

You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and attend training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Support Worker – Croftspar, Glasgow

  • Full time
  • £21,374 – £22,775
  • Croftspar, Glasgow
  • Closing 6th August 2023

The Support Worker will provide a combination of personal care, care at home and housing support to people with dementia in their own homes. The post holder will be part of a dedicated team that will ensure that the highest quality of service is provided.

We are looking for a unique person who can support people with dementia, living within their own home in a Supported Living Service, personalised to the tenants needs.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support.

Our support workers help tenants to maintain skills and independence by providing support and care with all aspects of daily living.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia is essential.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Aviemore

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169 pro-rata
  • Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital, Cairnview Road, Aviemore, PH22 1AJ
  • Closing 16th July 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Highland locality, the post will be based within the CMHT at Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Service Administrator - Tayside

  • Part time
  • £21,374 – £22,775 pro-rata
  • Tayside
  • Closing 17th July 2023

We are looking for an individual who can carry out a variety of administration duties across our Tayside locality.

You will act as the first point of contact for people phoning or visiting our Dementia Resource Centre and you should have a positive approach to dementia.

The role will consist of processing correspondence and other tasks such as photocopying, maintaining records, compiling statistics and databases for the Locality leader and other team members as required. Strong IT skills essential. Ensure that all mail is collated, stamped, and taken to the post office by the end of the working day.

Undertaking finance tasks in accordance with organisation guidelines. To assist in the preparation and issuing of invoices to carers, people with dementia and the health and social care partnership when applicable. To bank receipts, submit finance documents and records to the national office weekly, reconcile petty cash monthly and to collate salary information and ensure that details are properly authorised with the Payroll Administrator by the due date each month.

You will also have good organisational and communication skills. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

The postholder will primarily be based in our Angus Dementia Resource Centre, 262 High Street, Arbroath, DD11 1JE Working pattern will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Dundee

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169 pro-rata
  • Located within Dundee Dementia Resource Centre, 9 Morgan Street, Dundee, DD4 6QE
  • Closing 2nd July 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Dundee locality, the post will be based at Dundee dementia resource centre. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

This post is primarily to test delivery of peer support groups for Post Diagnostic Support.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Community Activities Organiser - Dundee

  • Part time
  • £22,229 – £23,686 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 14th July 2023

The post holder will work in partnership with colleagues, people with dementia and their families to:

  • Plan, develop and facilitate a wide range of therapeutic and social activities
  • Promote activities through social media and other platforms
  • Review and evaluate activities providing regular reports of outcomes

Due to Covid restrictions the post holder will deliver a combination of online groups as well as in person. Proficiency and confidence in using and supporting use of digital platforms and social media are essential for this role.

Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Dumfries & Galloway

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169 pro-rata
  • Dumfries
  • Closing 30th July 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person centered support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centered around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Dumfries and Galloway locality, the post will be based within the Community Mental Health Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £29,058 – £32,169
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th June 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to prepare and support people prior to a diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person centered support to people living with dementia and their families.

This is a new initiative to provide pre-diagnosis support and advice to people and their family / supporters living with changes in cognition who are in the diagnostic process. This support will be delivered in a number of ways including face to face, groups settings and online.

Supporting our Edinburgh locality, the posts will be based in Edinburgh city. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS, and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Community Connexions Outreach Worker - Fife

  • Full time
  • £22,229 – £23,686
  • Fife
  • Closing 26th June 2023

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families, whilst providing an extensive range of innovative, personalised, and therapeutic support services.

We are committed to improving the lives and opportunities of people living with dementia, their carers, partners, and families as their journey transitions from the first point of contact through to end of life. We believe nobody should face dementia alone.

Are you a self-starter? Are you confident, innovative and collaborative?

If yes, then this may be the role for you.

We are looking for a Community Connexions Outreach Worker for the Fife area. You will be involved in supporting people living with dementia to establish personal goals and outcomes and help them to achieve these. The Outreach service is a short-term intervention and support service offering guidance and assistance to people living with dementia and their carers to help live life to the full and as independently as possible. This may involve helping to reduce social isolation, building confidence to use public transport, engaging with the local community and much more!

The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will be flexible, inclusive, creative, and organised in your approach. You will be sensitive and compassionate with the ability to support people in times of difficulty or distress. You will be an excellent communicator who can work effectively both with individuals and with groups. You will have a positive approach to your own continued professional development and a willingness to participate in relevant training. A relevant qualification and previous experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

In return you will be in a role which offers the opportunity to meet great people, have great job satisfaction and be employed by an Organisation that offers a range of employee benefits and career progression opportunities.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

Location: This post will be based at Alzheimer Scotland Brain Health and Dementia Resource Centre in Kirkcaldy, although will involve providing activity groups across Fife.

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Community Activities Organiser x 2 - Fife

  • Part time
  • £22,229 – £23,686 pro-rata
  • This post will be based at Alzheimer Scotland Brain Health and Dementia Resource Centre in Kirkcaldy, although will involve providing activity groups across Fife.
  • Closing 26th June 2023

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families, whilst providing an extensive range of innovative, personalised, and therapeutic support services.

We are committed to improving the lives and opportunities of people living with dementia, their carers, partners, and families as their journey transitions from the first point of contact through to end of life. We believe nobody should face dementia alone.

Are you a self-starter? Are you confident, innovative and collaborative?

If yes, then this may be the role for you.

We are looking for a Community Activities Organiser for the Fife area. You will establish a range of community activities and opportunities across the locality that fill identified gaps and meet the needs of people living with dementia and their families.

The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will be flexible, inclusive, creative, and organised in your approach. You will be sensitive and compassionate with the ability to support people in times of difficulty or distress. You will be an excellent communicator who can work effectively both with individuals and with groups. You will have a positive approach to your own continued professional development and a willingness to participate in relevant training. A relevant qualification and previous experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

In return you will be in a role which offers the opportunity to meet great people, have great job satisfaction and be employed by an Organisation that offers a range of employee benefits and career progression opportunities.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Nairn

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169 pro-rata
  • Nairn
  • Closing 25th June 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Highland locality, the post will be based within the CMHT at Nairn Town & County Hospital. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

For a full job description and person specification please see the attachments section of this advert.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Specialist Dementia Carer Support Link Workers - North Lanarkshire

  • Full time or Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 30th June 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support family carers of people living with dementia?

If so, you can be part of a brand new Team of Specialist Dementia Carer Link Workers (SDC Link Workers) providing dementia expertise and support to those affected by dementia, with a specific focus on family carers.

The aim of the role is to support family carers to understand the illness, and provide evidenced based intervention, practical advice and emotional support at all stages, including key transition points and bereavement.

Supporting our Lanarkshire locality, the post will be based within the Dementia Resource Centre in Motherwell but will focus on specific localities within North Lanarkshire ensuring that each area has a dedicated SDC Link Worker.

The SDC Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, Social Services, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Support Worker- National

  • Part time
  • £19,874 pro-rata
  • Renfrewshire, North Highland, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Dundee, Ardrossan, Inverclyde, Glasgow
  • Closing 18th June 2023

Alzheimer Scotland offers a wide range of community activities across Scotland, that provide opportunities for people to participate in activities that increase and, where possible, improve physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing for people living with dementia.

We are looking for unique people who can support people with dementia, in a variety of environments. Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support and help individuals to maintain skills and independence by providing company and the opportunity for people with dementia to socialise.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Dementia Advisor- Stornoway

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169 pro-rata
  • Stornoway
  • Closing 13th June 2023

This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent part time Dementia Advisor position within our Western Isles Services.

The role of the Dementia Advisor is to work in close collaboration with key stakeholders to shape positive outcomes for people living with dementia, their families and carers across the locality.

To be successful in the role the candidate will be required to adopt and demonstrate a proactive leadership approach that will influence a positive culture of engagement. You will enable carers, of people who are living with dementia, to access information, know their legal rights, provide them with advice, practical support, activities and resources that allow them to live well with their diagnosis. In doing this you will encourage carers to have an active voice for themselves and those they are caring for, who are living with dementia.

You will act as the first point of contact for people living with dementia, their families, and carers to find their way through the health and social care system throughout their journey and have meaningful conversations with decision makers in the local community. You will work with a range of external partners and colleges to promote and develop broader understanding of and positive attitudes to dementia across the locality.

The Dementia Advisor will join an established team and have a specific focus delivering carers support across the Western Isles. The successful candidate will be able to shape the way our localities develop and evolve so you will be playing a key role in developing this role.

This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers throughout the geographical area of the Western Isles. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of the people we support, although he/she will have a fixed office base.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - West Fife

  • Full time
  • £29,058 – £32,169
  • Phase 1, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, KY12 0SU
  • Closing 11th June 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person centered support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centered around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires, and aspirations.

Supporting our Fife locality, the post will be based within the Dementia Post Diagnostic Support Service at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS, and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Management Accountant

  • Full time
  • £36,839
  • 160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1DQ
  • Closing 1st June 2023

We have an exciting opportunity to join Alzheimer Scotland on a fixed term basis as a Management Accountant.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia, support vital dementia research and promote positive brain health.

We are seeking applications from individuals with at least 4 years’ experience of working in a varied finance role within a complex organisation and who possess the skills to take on the tasks outlined in the job description.

You will have had significant exposure to the full finance function and will be a strong communicator and able to balance competing priorities ensuring routine workload alongside ad-hoc tasks, analysis and reporting is completed to a high standard within deadlines.

If you’re interested by what you’ve read, and have the necessary skills, experience and ability to make a success of this role, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Support Worker x 2 – Croftspar, Glasgow

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,374 – £22,775
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 16th June 2023

Permanent Support Worker 35 hours Nightshift

Permanent Support Worker 17.5 hours

The Support Worker will provide a combination of personal care, care at home and housing support to people with dementia in their own homes. The post holder will be part of a dedicated team that will ensure that the highest quality of service is provided.

We are looking for a unique person who can support people with dementia, living within their own home in a Supported Living Service, personalised to the tenants needs.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support.

Our support workers help tenants to maintain skills and independence by providing support and care with all aspects of daily living.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia is essential

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Invergordon

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169 pro-rata
  • County Community Hospital, Saltburn Road, Invergordon. Covering Invergordon and surrounding areas as required’
  • Closing 26th May 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Highland locality, the post will be based within the CMHT at County Community Hospital, Invergordon. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Community Activities Organiser x 2 – East Ayrshire

  • Part time
  • £22,229 – £23,686 pro-rata
  • Cumnock, East Ayrshire
  • Closing 30th May 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Alzheimer Scotland as a Community Activities Organiser in East Ayrshire. These two posts will be based in East Ayrshire County Hospital with groups held in the hospital and also in the local community.

The Community Activities Organisers will work closely with our Dementia Advisor to develop activities and groups that respond to the needs of the local community. The post holder will work in partnership with colleagues, people with dementia and their families to:

  • Plan, develop and facilitate a wide range of therapeutic and social activities
  • Promote activities through social media and other platforms
  • Review and evaluate activities providing regular reports of outcomes

Alzheimer Scotland take a blended approach to community groups, delivering a combination of online groups as well as in person. Proficiency and confidence in using and supporting use of digital platforms and social media are essential for this role.

Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - North Aberdeenshire

  • Part time
  • £27,941 – £30,931 pro-rata
  • Collieburn Outreach Service, Fraserburgh Hospital, Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 23rd April 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our North Aberdeenshire locality, the post will be based within the Collieburn Outreach Service in Fraserburgh Hospital. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Community Activities Organiser - West Lothian

  • Part time
  • £22,229 – £23,686 pro-rata
  • Livingston
  • Closing 28th April 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Alzheimer Scotland as a Community Activities Organiser in West Lothian. The Community Activities Organisers will work closely with our Dementia Advisor to develop activities and groups that respond to the needs of the local community.

The post holder will work in partnership with colleagues, people with dementia and their families to:

  • Plan, develop and facilitate a wide range of therapeutic and social activities
  • Promote activities through social media and other platforms
  • Review and evaluate activities providing regular reports of outcomes

Alzheimer Scotland take a blended approach to community groups, delivering a combination of online groups as well as in person. Proficiency and confidence in using and supporting use of digital platforms and social media are essential for this role.

Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £19,874 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th April 2023

At present, there are an estimated 8,464 citizens living with dementia in Edinburgh. Around 300 of these people are under the age of 65 years old.

Would you like to make a difference to the lives of younger people living with dementia in Edinburgh?

Supporting individuals to keep connected to their communities, engage in their interests and hobbies and access peer support. Working between the hours of 10am and 4pm weekdays, using your own car to help people get around (mileage and expenses are paid).

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

Full driving license and access to a vehicle during working time is essential for this post.

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Community Activity Organiser - Shetland

  • Part time
  • £22,229 – £23,686 pro-rata
  • Shetland
  • Closing 1st May 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Alzheimer Scotland as a Community Activities Organiser on Shetland. The Community Activities Organiser will work closely with our Dementia Advisor to develop activities and groups that respond to the needs of the local community. The post holder will work in partnership with colleagues, people with dementia and their families to:

  • Plan, develop and facilitate a wide range of therapeutic and social activities
  • Promote activities through social media and other platforms
  • Review and evaluate activities providing regular reports of outcomes

Alzheimer Scotland take a blended approach to community groups, delivering a combination of online groups as well as in person. Proficiency and confidence in using and supporting use of digital platforms and social media are desirable for this role.

Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator - Trust and Grants

  • Full time
  • £29,058 – £32,169
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd April 2023

Are you confident at building strong relationships both within and beyond your organisation? Are you passionate about raising funds for a great cause, with a detailed and thorough approach to planning and research? Can you bring energy, enthusiasm and innovation to trust and grant applications?

Then we want to speak to you!

A fantastic opportunity has become available within the fundraising function of Alzheimer Scotland to join our busy and motivated Stakeholder Engagement team, to deliver significant income and sustain our mission to ensure nobody faces dementia alone.

The Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator will report to the Head of Stakeholder Engagement and will have specific responsibilities to deliver on our Trust and Grants programme. You will be key to maintaining and cultivating relationships with prospective funders and securing a portfolio of sustained high-level income through trust and grants. Whilst this will be your focus, you will also work alongside and support the wider Stakeholder Engagement team across all income streams, ensuring no two days are the same.

In the Stakeholder Engagement Team, we always look to establish an informed relationship with our supporters before requesting monetary support. Your fundraising experience will be stretched to new limits to ensure all fundraising engagement activity leads with a story, along with an emotive and meaningful exchange. You will understand the need to move away from transactional fundraising and be able to help us secure and develop supporter-led strategic partnerships, whilst supporting the overall team to embed this approach throughout the organisation, particularly amongst our locality colleagues.

We are looking for someone who is naturally optimistic, with a can-do attitude. Applicants are required to demonstrate results, whilst thriving within a fast-paced and varied environment. You will be comfortable working independently, a self-starter, who enjoys creative thinking and building meaningful relationships. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia, along with excellent communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training will also be expected.

In return we offer a fantastic range of benefits along with a supportive approach to work life balance.

For a full job description and person specification, please see the attachments section of this advert.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Dundee

  • Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 18th April 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Dundee locality, the post will be based within the Community Mental Health Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

This post is primarily to test delivery of peer support groups for Post Diagnostic Support.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker x 3 - Edinburgh

  • Full time or Part time
  • £29,058 – £32,169
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th April 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person centered support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centered around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires, and aspirations.

Supporting our Edinburgh locality, the posts will be based across Edinburgh City. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS, and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Argyll & Bute – Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Cowal

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,941 – £30,931
  • Cowal - Dunoon
  • Closing 23rd April 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis, in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Argyll & Bute locality, the post will be based within the Community Mental Health Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Finance Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,941 – £30,932
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th April 2023

We have an exciting opportunity to join Alzheimer Scotland as a Finance Officer.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia, support vital dementia research and promote positive brain health.

We are seeking applications from individuals with at least 2 years’ experience of hands on working in a varied high volume transactional finance role within a complex organisation and who possess the skills to take on the tasks outlined in the job description.

You will have had significant exposure to the full finance function including bank processing and reconciliation, purchase ledger and sales ledger.

You will be a strong communicator and able to balance competing priorities ensuring routine workload alongside ad-hoc tasks, analysis and reporting is completed to a high standard within deadlines.

If you’re interested by what you’ve read, and have the necessary skills, experience, and ability to make a success of this role, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Community Activities Organiser - Perth and Kinross

  • Full time
  • £21,374 – £22,775
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Closing 16th April 2023

We are looking for a Community Activity Organiser in Perth and Kinross.

This post is funded by a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund’s Improving Lives Fund.

The post holder will work in partnership with colleagues, people with dementia and their families to:

  • Plan, develop and facilitate a wide range of therapeutic and social activities.
  • Promote activities through social media and other platforms.
  • Review and evaluate activities providing regular reports of outcomes.

Proficiency and confidence in using and supporting use of digital platforms and social media are essential for this role.

Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Inverness

  • Full time
  • £27,941 – £30,931
  • Newcraigs Hospital, Leachkin Road, Inverness
  • Closing 2nd April 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Highland locality, the post will be based within the CMHT at Newcraigs Hospital, Inverness. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Community Activities Organiser - Inverness

  • Part time
  • £21,374 – £22,775 pro-rata
  • Woodlands, 23a Culduthel road, Inverness, IV2 4AN
  • Closing 31st March 2023

We are looking for a Community Activity Organiser in Inverness.

The post holder will work in partnership with colleagues, people with dementia and their families to:

  • Plan, develop and facilitate a wide range of therapeutic and social activities
  • Promote activities within the community
  • Review and evaluate activities providing regular reports of outcomes

Post holder will deliver a combination of in person and online groups. Proficiency and confidence in using and supporting use of digital platforms are essential for this role.

Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.

Core hours will be discussed with the successful candidate, occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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Post Diagnostic Link Worker - Inverclyde

  • Part time
  • £27,941 – £30,931 pro-rata
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 2nd April 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person- centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Inverclyde locality, the post will be based within the Community Mental Health Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Support Worker: Kirkcaldy

  • Part time
  • £19,110 pro-rata
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 27th March 2023

We are looking for unique individuals who can support people living with dementia in a community groups and day care setting, in such a way that is personalised to the individual’s needs and supports their wellbeing.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support. Our support workers help individuals to maintain skills and independence by providing support to enable them to be active within their communities, participate in therapeutic activities and enjoy social stimulation.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. They will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker – East Lothian

  • Part time
  • £27,941 – £30,931 pro-rata
  • East Lothian
  • Closing 19th March 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person centered support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centered around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires, and aspirations.

Supporting our East Lothian locality, the post will be based within the Older Adult Community Mental Health Team, East Lothian Community Hospital, Haddington, EH41 3PF. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS, and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £27,941 – £30,931 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th March 2023

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person centered support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centered around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires, and aspirations.

Supporting our Edinburgh locality, the post will be based within the North East of Edinburgh at East Neighbourhood Centre, Edinburgh, EH16 4DS. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS, and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Executive Assistant & Offices Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,941 – £30,931
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 1st March 2023

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading charity for dementia and we are delighted to invite applications for the post of Executive Assistant & Offices Manager to be responsible for the office management of our two main offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh and to provide executive support of the highest quality to our Director of Policy & Practice and other members of our Senior Team.

About the Job

The role will be to provide a safe and secure environment in our two main offices along with a flexible, proactive and expert level of executive support to our Director of Policy & Practice and senior team whilst engaging widely with internal and external stakeholders. This means you’ll be interacting closely and getting involved with every part of what we do here at Alzheimer Scotland. You will oversee the running of two busy offices with the support of the admin team in a varied role where no two days will be the same.

Working to objectives set out within our overall Strategy and Quality Management System, you will be responsible for all aspects of office management by creating and maintaining a safe and secure working environment for all staff based at our main offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, ensuring that day-to-day tasks are carried out to the highest level and that all visitors and callers to the premises are dealt with in a professional manner. The role is also responsible for providing comprehensive and efficient executive support to the Director of Policy & Practice. This is a wide ranging role which needs a high level of initiative to prioritise requests and ensure timeous response to enquiries.

The role is likely to be based in our office at 81 Oxford Street, Glasgow – but you will be expected to have a presence in both premises over the course of the week.

About You

Being a great administrator goes without saying but you will also be a strong communicator with a high level of integrity and someone who exercises tact and diplomacy, delivers to deadlines and takes real pride in the accuracy and quality of your work.

You must be highly organised, work with autonomy, have great attention to detail with excellent IT skills, and a ‘can do’ attitude.

We are looking for someone who has had previous experience in a role of a similar nature.

All applicants must complete an application form and we’d like to hear what you can personally bring to this role, what is it about the role that piques your interest, and what personal attributes, skills and experience you can bring to the organisation.

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Stakeholder Engagement Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,903 – £24,005
  • Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • Closing 9th February 2023

Due to an internal promotion, a fantastic opportunity has become available within the fundraising function of Alzheimer Scotland to support the Stakeholder Engagement team to deliver significant income from a variety of different income streams and sustain our mission to ensure nobody faces dementia alone.

The role can be based in either our Glasgow or Edinburgh offices. There will be a requirement to attend office premises, as well as a requirement for attendance over several locations from time to time for specific purposes, as directed.

The Stakeholder Engagement Administrator will often be the first point of contact for external stakeholders, so we are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering first class supporter care and making this as efficient as possible. You will be integral in creating a meaningful exchange with our most valued new and existing supporters.

You will also be responsible for the management of our merchandise and stock so organisational skills are paramount to this role. We want someone who is a process fanatic and can complete reports and tasks to a high standard.

In the role you will need to exhibit a collaborative approach to working with the Stakeholder Engagement team, supporting the team on key projects and administrative tasks, as well as other internal and external stakeholders. You will play an instrumental role in the success of our activities and will use your initiative and creativity to solve problems and pre-empt team needs.

We are looking for someone with a with a can-do attitude who can thrive within a fast-paced, varied environment. You will be comfortable working independently, a self-starter with meticulous attention to detail. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia, along with excellent communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training, will also be expected.

In return we offer a fantastic range of benefits along with a supportive approach to work life balance. We are an innovative organisation, and this role is a opportunity for someone with aspirations to develop their career in the third sector.

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Dementia Advisor – Kirkcaldy, Fife

  • Full time
  • £27,941 – £30,931
  • Brain Health and Dementia Resource Centre, Hill Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1AH
  • Closing 20th February 2023

This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent full-time Dementia Advisor position, focusing on Technology Enabled Care, within our Fife Services.

The post holder will provide information on support services including technology product solutions, available locally for both the person with dementia and his/her carers and family members, providing advice and signposting as and when required.

The Dementia Advisor will also provide support to local communities within the respective localities to help them become more dementia & digital friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. The post holder will work alongside the respective teams to deliver a blended approach of support, will develop and facilitate new activities for people living with dementia and carers whilst working alongside the Fife team to deliver and facilitate already established online virtual group work activities. The postholder will be based within Kirkcaldy Dementia Resource Centre. The post holder will work with individuals and groups of people affected by dementia and will seek to ensure that statutory and independent organisations improve their understanding and responses to the needs of people with dementia and their carers.

This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers in a given geographical area. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of the people we support, although he/she will have a fixed office base.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia and an enthusiasm around Technology Enabled Care and social prescribing. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage as well as an understanding of the importance of digital health.

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Support Worker x2 – Croftspar, Glasgow

  • Part time
  • £21,374 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

The Support Worker will provide a combination of personal care, care at home and housing support to people with dementia in their own homes. The post holder will be part of a dedicated team that will ensure that the highest quality of service is provided.

We are looking for a unique person who can support people with dementia, living within their own home in a Supported Living Service, personalised to the tenants needs.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support.

Our support workers help tenants to maintain skills and independence by providing support and care with all aspects of daily living

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia is essential.

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Human Resources Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,903 – £24,005
  • Edinburgh office base
  • Closing 13th February 2023

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia, support vital dementia research and promote positive brain health.

Alzheimer Scotland is committed to Fair Work and to enabling an environment of trust, personal growth, integrity, wellbeing and respect. We encourage creativity and innovation as we strive to continually improve the ways we support people with dementia, their families, and carers. We actively promote ‘employee voice’ and engagement and advocate continuous development across all our teams, providing opportunities to learn in an environment that is safe and supportive.

The role

This key role will provide a comprehensive and robust administration support to a busy HR team based within our Edinburgh office. The role will be generalist in nature supporting all aspects of HR administration with a focus on responding to queries that come through the HR mailbox regarding employees and volunteers. The role is an integral member of the People Team and you will be responsible for proactively supporting areas of wellbeing, volunteers and recruitment. We require someone who is flexible in nature and who can adapt to the priorities of the charity at any set time.

The person

Experience of providing administrative support within a busy HR or similar environment would be desirable, although above all you will have high attention to detail and adopt a highly flexible approach and a willingness to undertake a wide and varied range of tasks. The confidence to operate within a team and engage with people at all levels, with a strong willingness and ability to contribute to the development of HR administrative systems and functions with a focus on continual improvement are all key requirements of this the role. You’ll have excellent IT skills and be confident in using all Microsoft Office packages as well as experience of using database or information systems.

If you are interested and excited by reading about this opportunity and have the necessary skills and experience, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Administrator

  • Full time
  • £21,903 – £24,005
  • 160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st February 2023

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia, support vital dementia research and promote positive brain health.

Alzheimer Scotland is committed to Fair Work and to enabling an environment of trust, personal growth, integrity, wellbeing and respect. We encourage creativity and innovation as we strive to continually improve the ways we support people with dementia, their families, and carers. We actively promote ‘employee voice’ and engagement and advocate continuous development across all our teams, providing opportunities to learn in an environment that is safe and supportive.

The role

This key role will provide comprehensive and robust administration support to our busy National office in Edinburgh as part of the Executive Support team. The role will support all aspects of administration, reception, call handing as well as providing general office support to ensure the smooth running of the office. You will be the first point of contact for anyone contacting or visiting our organisation and as such this role is based wholly within the office.

The role will also be responsible for the administration within the Brian Health Scotland team to support all aspects of our work related to this area, however, will be flexible in nature to adapt to the priorities of the charity at any set time.

The person

You’ll have at least one year’s experience of providing administrative support within a busy office or similar environment, although above all you will have high attention to detail, adopt a flexible approach and a willingness to undertake a wide and varied range of tasks. We’re looking for someone who has the confidence to operate within a team and engage with people at all levels, internally and externally. You’ll have excellent IT skills and be confident in using all Microsoft Office packages as well as knowledge of how an office operates on a daily basis.

We’d be delighted to hear from you if you are interested and excited by reading about this opportunity and have the necessary skills and experience to undertake this role.

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Service Administrator

  • Part time
  • £21,374 – £22,775 pro-rata
  • Inverclyde and Renfrewshire
  • Closing 5th February 2023

We are looking for an individual who can carry out a variety of administration duties across our Inverclyde and Renfrewshire localities.

You will act as the first point of contact for people phoning or visiting our Dementia Resource Centre and you should have a positive approach to dementia.

The role will consist of processing correspondence and other tasks such as photocopying, maintaining records, compiling statistics and databases for the Locality leader and other team members as required. Strong IT skills essential. Ensure that all mail is collated, stamped, and taken to the post office by the end of the working day.

Undertaking finance tasks in accordance with organisation guidelines. To assist in the preparation and issuing of invoices to carers, people with dementia and the health and social care partnership when applicable. To bank receipts, submit finance documents and records to the national office weekly, reconcile petty cash monthly and to collate salary information and ensure that details are properly authorised with the Payroll Manager by the due date each month.

You will also have good organisational and communication skills. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

The postholder will primarily be based in our Inverclyde Dementia Resource Centre, 1 Nicol Street, Greenock with weekly travel to our Renfrewshire Services in Paisley necessary. Working pattern will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate

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Service Administrator Coordinator - Forth Valley

  • Part time
  • £21,374 – £22,775 pro-rata
  • 35 Johnston Avenue, Stenhousemuir, FK5 4JZ
  • Closing 27th January 2023

We are looking for an individual who can carry out a variety of duties within a locality office in Falkirk that provides support for people with dementia and their carers, in a variety of environments, personalised to the individual’s needs within Forth Valley.

You will act as the first point of contact for people phoning or call at the service office and you should have a positive approach to dementia.

The role will consist of processing correspondence and other tasks such as photocopying, maintaining records, compiling statistics and databases for the Locality leader and other staff as required. Strong IT skills essential. Ensure that all mail is collated, franked/stamped and taken to the post office by the end of the working day.

Undertaking finance tasks in accordance with organisation guidelines. To assist in the preparation and issuing of invoices to carers, people with dementia, health and care partnership when applicable. To bank receipts, submit finance documents and records to the national office weekly, reconcile petty cash monthly and to collate salary information and ensure that details are properly authorised with the Payroll Administrator by the due date each month.

You will also have good organisational and communication skills. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Support Worker – Three Towns Service Ardrossan

  • Full time
  • £19,110
  • Ardrossan
  • Closing 22nd January 2023

We are looking for unique people to join our team at our dementia specific day service in the Three Towns Centre Ardrossan. Our day services are personalised to the preferences and needs of individuals, providing therapeutic dementia specific support with a focus on maintaining skills and independence.

The posts are permanent 28hour contracts with our day service based in Ardrossan.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support for people living with dementia. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia.

You will have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and attend training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Locality Leader – Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland

  • Full time
  • £32,810 – £35,422
  • Solas Day Centre, 51 Westview Terrace, Stornoway, HS1 2LD
  • Closing 25th January 2023

An exciting and highly rewarding opportunity has arisen to undertake a key role in leading and managing the delivery and development of high quality and innovative services and activities to people living with dementia and their families. This role is pivotal to our success in achieving our strategy and vision in delivering services supporting people living with dementia in our Localities.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading dementia charity, offering specialist support services, community activities, information and advice at every stage of the dementia journey from over 60 locations across Scotland from Shetland to the Borders. We campaign for the rights of people living with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support.

Based in Stornoway, the Locality Leader will work with the Localities Lead to ensure the delivery of our services across the Western isles, Orkney and Shetland. Building upon strong local connections with donors, supporters and other stakeholders, you will help create a self-sustaining model of activities and support that maximises the potential use of our fundraised income, resources, facilities and expertise. Taking a blended approach of online and in person supports, there will be no requirement to have a regular physical presence on either Orkney or Shetland.

You will undertake a leading role in the delivery of person-centred services that support the outcomes for people living with dementia and ensures all services and activities are delivered within the Alzheimer Scotland’s Quality Framework.

As registered manager you will maintain an overview of the established Registered Service, Solas, in the Western Isles locality and will work closely with the Localities Lead in adopting a flexible approach to planning and service delivery, development and growth as well as managing the locality budget. You will foster and enable a culture of positive engagement and effective collaboration both within your team and with stakeholder engagement, communications & marketing and other colleagues within the organisation as well as key external stakeholders.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who has skills, experience and talent to make a real difference to people’s lives that encourages a creative, innovative and resourceful approach to your work.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is required for the role.

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Support Worker: Kirkcaldy

  • Part time
  • £19,110 pro-rata
  • Kirkcaldy Dementia Resource Centre, Hill Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1AH
  • Closing 30th January 2023

We are looking for unique individuals who can support people living with dementia in a community groups and day care setting, in such a way that is personalised to the individual’s needs and supports their wellbeing.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support. Our support workers help individuals to maintain skills and independence by providing support to enable them to be active within their communities, participate in therapeutic activities and enjoy social stimulation.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. They will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Community Activities Organiser - Fife

  • Full time
  • £21,374 – £22,775
  • This post will be based at Alzheimer Scotland Brain Health and Dementia Resource Centre in Kirkcaldy, with regular travel around Fife.
  • Closing 27th January 2023

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families, whilst providing an extensive range of innovative, personalised, and therapeutic support services.

We are committed to improving the lives and opportunities of people living with dementia, their carers, partners, and families as their journey transitions from the first point of contact through to end of life. We believe nobody should face dementia alone.

Are you a self-starter? Are you confident, innovative, and collaborative?

If yes, then this may the role for you.

We are looking for a Community Activities Organiser for the Fife area. You will establish a range of community activities and opportunities across the locality that fill identified gaps and meet the needs of people living with dementia and their families.

The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will be flexible, inclusive, creative, and organised in your approach. You will be sensitive and compassionate with the ability to support people in times of difficulty or distress. You will be an excellent communicator who can work effectively both with individuals and with groups. You will have a positive approach to your own continued professional development and a willingness to participate in relevant training. A relevant qualification and previous experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

In return you will be in a role which offers the opportunity to meet great people, have great job satisfaction and be employed by an Organisation that offers a range of employee benefits and career progression opportunities.

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Community Connexions Outreach Worker - Fife

  • Full time
  • £21,374 – £22,775
  • Hill Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1AH
  • Closing 27th January 2023

Since 1981, Alzheimer Scotland has been campaigning for the rights and promoting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

The Community Connexions Outreach Worker role is central to our success, in providing people living with dementia with practical support, advice and access to resources, activities, groups and other community programmes that will sustain, as far as is possible, peoples’ independence, existing lifestyle and relationships.

The key role of the Outreach Worker is to:

·Meet with, and build relationships with people living with dementia, their families and carers and analyse their outcomes in order to understand the support they need to promote their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

·Act as a local resource for people living with dementia within a short intervention model; helping people build their confidence and navigate through the health and social care system; facilitating their access to appropriate services and support within the community.

·Work with the Community Connexions Senior Practitioner in facilitating a range of therapeutic interventions on an individual or group basis. i.e., Cognitive stimulation; Reminiscence; Memory rehabilitation techniques; Validation; Use of music/art/horticulture and pet therapies etc.

·Initiate, develop and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals working in the field of dementia in the local voluntary, statutory and private sectors.

·Record and monitor all work undertaken and produce regular progress reports to enable effective evaluation of the impact of outreach work on the person living with dementia, and the overall Community Connexions Service.

·Work with the Head of Operations, Service Manager and Community Connexions Senior Practitioner to identify gaps in the provision of outreach services for people living with dementia and their carers, sharing good practice with existing services.

·Promote positive attitudes in public services, and in the local community by providing information to raise awareness of the practical, psychological and emotional impact of living with dementia, and how people can support others to achieve their outcomes.

The successful candidate will:

·Be flexible, self-motivated and dynamic with excellent communication and influencing skills, and ability to work effectively without close supervision.

·Have a proven track record of experience in each of the above elements of the role.

·Be committed to collaborative working and learning from others.

·Be experienced and show a good understanding of best practice in organising the provision of practical advice, support and access to resources for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

·Have achieved or be working towards a recognised professional qualification in social services and healthcare to a minimum of SVQ Level 3 or equivalent.

·Have a full and valid UK driving licence and access to a car during working hours.

This is an exciting opportunity if you love supporting people to make a difference in their lives. The role enables you to bring your expertise and your network together to provide practical support that will enable people living with dementia to meet their individual outcomes.

This role will cover an area of the Fife Locality and ideally be based locally.

A driving licence and access to a car during working hours is essential.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Receptionist/Administrator - Kilmarnock

  • Part time
  • £21,374 – £22,775 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 25th November 2022

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic individual to take on the role of Receptionist/Administrator in our Kilmarnock Dementia Resource Centre who will act as first point of contact for our visitors and callers. The post holder will join a team who are based at the centre and should have good collaborative working skills as well as flexibility.

As the first point of contact the post holder should have good communication skills, a caring attitude and be able to use own initiative.

As admin support, the post holder will have good organisational and IT skills.

The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia, a willingness to learn and participate in essential training. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Community Connexions Senior Practitioner - Fife

  • Full time
  • £27,941 – £30,931
  • Fife Dementia Resource Centre, Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 7th December 2022

Since 1981, Alzheimer Scotland has been campaigning for the rights and promoting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people living with dementia, their families and carers.

The Community Connexions Senior Practitioner will provide short term support and therapeutic interventions to enable people living with dementia to build and maintain independence, and be able to access resources within the community to meet their individual outcomes.

This role will:

• Support individuals to identify personal outcomes to maximise independence;

• Assist individuals to access resources, activities, groups and other community activities in line with identified outcomes;

• Provide information, advice and support in accessing digital/assistive technology to help build and maximise independence;

• Carry a caseload and will work with individuals mainly on a one to one basis.

• Ensure that individuals will have their outcomes met in the most appropriate way, and after a period of short term intervention will signpost or refer individuals to other appropriate settings if required

The successful candidate will:

• Be flexible, self-motivated and dynamic with excellent communication and influencing skills, and ability to work effectively without close supervision;

• Be qualified or working towards a qualification in health and/or social care, or community development, or equivalent;

• Have a proven track record of experience in each of the above elements of the role;

• Be committed to collaborative working and learning from others;

• Be experienced and show a good understanding of best practice in leading the provision of therapeutic interventions for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

The Location:

This role will be based within Kirkcaldy Brain Health and Dementia Resource Centre but will require some travel throughout Fife. A driving licence and access to a car during working hours is essential.

Why Should You Apply?

This is an exciting opportunity if you love supporting people to make a difference in their lives. The role enables you to bring your expertise and your network together to provide practical support that will enable people living with dementia to meet their individual outcomes.

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Information & Content Assistant

  • Full time
  • £24,682 – £27,082
  • Based in Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd December 2022

We are looking for a creative person with excellent writing skills and a strong attention to detail to join the Communications and Campaigns team. The Information and Content Assistant role will assist with writing and editing content across all our internal and external channels. This includes developing and maintaining information resources in various formats, and assisting with the Dementia in Scotland magazine, the Annual Review and other reports where required.

We need someone who has the skills to tailor our key messages for a variety of audiences. We work at pace and around a context of competing priorities, making for a varied, refreshing and enjoyable working environment.

This role will support all awareness raising, policy and income generation campaigns, and will work closely and collaboratively with all internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective, timely, accessible and high-quality communications. You will be line managed by and work very closely with the Communications & Campaigns Lead.

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Post Diagnostic Support Lead, Highlands, Grampian, and Tayside

  • Full time
  • £35,422 – £38,451
  • Highlands, Grampian and Tayside - post location to be agreed
  • Closing 20th November 2022

An exciting opportunity to join and play a key role in Alzheimer Scotland’s National Post Diagnostic Support Service.

The National Post Diagnostic Support Service provides high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee. The aim is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

As a Post Diagnostic Support Lead you will provide line management, leadership, caseload management and support a cohort of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers across a group of localities. You will also report on the quality and performance of the delivery of Post Diagnostic Support (PDS) to Commissioners and Alzheimer Scotland, using evaluation tools including the Single Quality Questionnaire.

Reporting to the Associate Executive Lead and Executive Lead for Post Diagnostic Support and working closely with Executive and Associate Executive Leads for Localities and Locality Leaders to maintain collaborative working in each locality.

The role is wide and varied and will include the following:

  • Lead and monitor quality PDS practice by implementing Health Improvement Scotland’s PDS Quality Framework as it relates to the 5-pillar model of PDS. This could include the delivery of PDS groups in localities.
  • Provide regular, planned support and development, caseload management and annual appraisal to a cohort of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers that includes using Alzheimer Scotland’s support and development framework which emphasises accountability; self-management and reflection, ensuring that it will be supportive, developmental and non-judgemental.
  • Provide written reporting on the quality and progress of PDS in localities using Alzheimer Scotland reporting mechanisms to Executive Lead, and Associate Executive Lead and commissioners.

Supporting our Highlands, Grampian and Tayside localities, the base for this post will be agreed following recruitment.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Support Worker – Croftspar, Glasgow

  • Full time
  • £21,374 – £22,775
  • Croftspar, Glasgow
  • Closing 10th November 2022

Permanent Night Shift Support Worker

The Support Worker will provide a combination of personal care, care at home and housing support to people with dementia in their own homes. The post holder will be part of a dedicated team that will ensure that the highest quality of service is provided. The post is for a Nightshift worker who will work 4 nights on 4 nights off from 10pm to 8am, you will be working alone and there is an On Call system in place.

We are looking for a unique person who can support people with dementia, living within their own home in a Supported Living Service, personalised to the tenants needs.

Our support workers are our most important people as they provide front line support.

Our support workers help tenants to maintain skills and independence by providing support and care with all aspects of daily living

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia is essential.

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Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,941 – £30,931
  • At our national Glasgow or Edinburgh offices, or at any of wider office bases across the county.
  • Closing 21st November 2022

A fantastic opportunity has become available within the fundraising function of Alzheimer Scotland to work as part of the Stakeholder Engagement team to deliver significant income from a variety of different income streams and sustain our mission to ensure nobody faces dementia alone.

The Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator will report to the Head of Stakeholder Engagement but will have specific responsibilities to deliver on key projects areas. This is a portfolio fundraising role, so you will be comfortable with working across different fundraising disciplines such as, but not exclusive to, events & campaigns, digital and community fundraising. Experience of all these disciplines is not essential – we are looking for people with transferable skills who can learn quickly and work on projects with teams from other parts of the organisation.

Whilst the role will support all income streams associated with the team, we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has prior events & campaigns experience or developing digital fundraising initiatives, to bolster these areas of interest for the charity.

In the Stakeholder Engagement Team, we believe no monetary ask should be made, until a meaningful supportive relationship is established, and so your fundraising experience will be stretched to new limits to ensure all fundraising engagement activity leads with a story, along with an emotive and meaningful exchange. You will understand the need to move away from transactional fundraising and be able to help us secure and develop supporter led strategic partnerships, whilst supporting the overall team to embed this approach throughout the organisation, particularly amongst our locality colleagues.

We are looking for someone who is naturally optimistic, with a can-do attitude. Applicants are required to demonstrate results, whilst thriving within a fast-paced and varied environment. You will be comfortable working independently, a self-starter, who enjoys creative thinking and building meaningful relationships. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia, along with excellent communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training, will also be expected.

In return we offer a fantastic range of benefits along with a supportive approach to work life balance.

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Stakeholder Engagement Admin

  • Part time
  • £24,682 – £27,082 pro-rata
  • At our national Glasgow or Edinburgh offices, or at any of wider office bases across the county.
  • Closing 21st November 2022

A fantastic opportunity has become available within the fundraising function of Alzheimer Scotland to support the Stakeholder Engagement team to deliver significant income from a variety of different income streams and sustain our mission to ensure nobody faces dementia alone.

The Stakeholder Engagement Administrator will often be the first point of contact for external stakeholders, so we are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering first class supporter care, making this as efficient as possible. You will be integral in creating a meaningful exchange with our most valued new and existing supporters.

In the role you will need to exhibit a collaborative approach to working with the Stakeholder Engagement team, supporting the team on key projects and administrative tasks, as well as other internal and external stakeholders. You will play an instrumental role in the success of our activities and will use your initiative and creativity to solve problems and pre-empt team needs.

We are looking for someone with a with a can-do attitude who can thrive within a fast-paced, varied environment. You will be well versed in working independently, a self-starter with meticulous attention to detail. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia, along with excellent communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training, will also be expected.

In return we offer a fantastic range of benefits along with a supportive approach to work life balance.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Fife

  • Part time
  • £27,941 – £30,931 pro-rata
  • Over 65 Community Mental Health Team, Kinnaird Ward Stratheden Hospital, Cupar, KY15 5RR
  • Closing 22nd November 2022

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person centered support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centered around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires, and aspirations.

Supporting our Fife locality, the post will be based within the over 65 Community Mental Health Team for North East Fife. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS, and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Sutherland

  • Full time
  • £27,596 – £30,550
  • Lawson Hospital, 5 Ben Bhraggie Terrace, Golspie KW10 6SU
  • Closing 14th November 2022

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Sutherland locality, the post will be based within the Lawson Hospital, 5 Ben Bhraggie Terrace, Golspie, KW10 6SU. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Fundraising Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £21,903 – £24,006
  • OneSixty, Edinburgh, EH11 1DQ, with potential for some hybrid working
  • Closing 13th November 2022

We have an exciting opportunity to join Alzheimer Scotland as a Fundraising Support Officer.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia, support vital dementia research and promote positive brain health.

We are seeking applications from individuals with strong administrative experience preferably in a fundraising environment within a complex organisation and who possess the skills to take on the tasks outlined in the job description.

If you’re interested by what you’ve read, and have the necessary skills, experience and ability to make a success of this role, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Stakeholder Engagement Leader x 3

  • Full time
  • £35,422 – £38,451
  • At our national Glasgow or Edinburgh offices, or at any of wider office bases across the country. Possible options for some hybrid working.
  • Closing 2nd November 2022

Stakeholder Engagement Leader - Trust, Grants & Legacies

Stakeholder Engagement Leader – Corporate Partnerships

Stakeholder Engagement Leader – Events & Campaigns

Three fantastic opportunities have become available within the fundraising team to support and deliver the charity’s Stakeholder Engagement strategy to Prevent, Care and Cure dementia and ensure all income generation activities sustain our mission to ensure nobody faces dementia alone.

The three Stakeholder Engagement Leader roles will work across the whole team, but will each have specific responsibility for one of three areas: Trust and Grants, Corporate Partnerships or Events and Campaigns. Each Stakeholder Engagement Leader will work closely with the Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Lead of Stakeholder Engagement in their respective areas and will have support from a Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator.

Stakeholder Engagement Leader - Trust, Grants & Legacies

The first role will lead on the development of our trust and grants programme and will be key to maintaining and cultivating relationships with prospective funders. The Stakeholder Engagement Leader will be integral to securing a portfolio of sustained high-level income through trust and grants and will bring a track record of securing large gifts in this way. The role will also be responsible for the administration of our legacy gifts.

Stakeholder Engagement Leader – Corporate Partnerships

In our second role we are looking for an experienced Corporate Fundraiser who can build strong relationships with our partners to maximise income and engagement. It’s an exciting role with a diverse portfolio of partnerships in sectors such as legal, retail, arts and culture and healthcare.

Stakeholder Engagement Leader – Events & Campaigns

The third role will take a lead on all annual fundraising campaigns, including Memory Walk, Tea & Blether, and our winter appeal. These campaigns are a staple in the Alzheimer Scotland calendar and the Stakeholder Engagement leader will collaborate with all areas of the organisation, including with our Communications & Marketing team as well as our Locality teams, to deliver on these campaigns. The role will also oversee third party events and Facebook Campaigns.

Each role will support all income streams associated with the team; community fundraising, corporate, digital fundraising etc. but will have a particular responsibility for their own areas to grow sustained income in line with the organisational strategy.

At Alzheimer Scotland, we believe no monetary ask should be made, until a meaningful supportive relationship is established, and so your fundraising experience will be stretched to new limits to ensure all fundraising engagement activity leads with a story, along with an emotive and meaningful exchange. You will be tasked to move towards a supporter lead mutually beneficial partnership, whilst supporting the overall team to embed this approach throughout the organisation, particularly amongst our locality colleagues.

We are looking for someone who is naturally optimistic, with a can-do attitude. Applicants are required to demonstrate results, whilst thriving within a fast-paced and varied environment. You will be comfortable working independently, a self-starter, who enjoys creative thinking and building meaningful relationships. Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia, along with excellent communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training, will also be expected.

In return we offer a fantastic range of benefits along with a supportive approach to work life balance.

Access to a car may be essential depending on responsibilities agreed.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - West Highland Lochaber

  • Part time
  • £27,941 – £30,931 pro-rata
  • Fort William Health Centre, Camaghael, Fort William, PH33 7AQ
  • Closing 14th November 2022

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Highland locality, the post will be based within the Fort William. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Ross-shire

  • Part time
  • £27,596 – £30,550 pro-rata
  • Tain
  • Closing 14th November 2022

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Highland Locality, the post will be based within the East/Mid Ross Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Falkirk

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,941 – £30,931
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 6th November 2022

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Forth Valley locality, the post will be based within The Maples, 35 Johnstone Avenue, Stenhousemuir, FK5 4JZ. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Community Activity Organiser - West Lothian

  • Part time
  • £21,374 – £22,775 pro-rata
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 9th November 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Alzheimer Scotland as a Community Activities Organiser in West Lothian. The Community Activities Organisers will work closely with our Dementia Advisor to develop activities and groups that respond to the needs of the local community. The post holder will work in partnership with colleagues, people with dementia and their families to:

  • Plan, develop and facilitate a wide range of therapeutic and social activities
  • Promote activities through social media and other platforms
  • Review and evaluate activities providing regular reports of outcomes

Alzheimer Scotland take a blended approach to community groups, delivering a combination of online groups as well as in person. Proficiency and confidence in using and supporting use of digital platforms and social media are essential for this role.

Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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Dementia Advisor - Dumfries & Galloway

  • Part time
  • £27,941 – £30,931 pro-rata
  • Dumfries & Galloway (Annandale & Eskdale)
  • Closing 25th October 2022

This is an exciting opportunity for a permanent part time Dementia Advisor position within our Dumfries Services

The role of the Dementia Advisor is to work in close collaboration with key stakeholders to shape positive outcomes for people living with dementia, their families and carers across the locality.

To be successful in the role the candidate will be required to adopt and demonstrate a proactive leadership approach that will influence a positive culture of engagement. You will enable carers, of people who are living with dementia, to access information, know their legal rights, provide them with advice, practical support, activities and resources that allow them to live well with their diagnosis. In doing this you will encourage carers to have an active voice for themselves and those they are caring for, who are living with dementia.

As you will act as the first point of contact, for people living with dementia, their families, and carers to find their way through the health and social care system throughout their journey and have meaningful conversations with decision makers in the local community. You will work with a range of external partners and colleges to promote and develop broader understanding of and positive attitudes to dementia across the locality.

The postholder will be based within the Dumfries Dementia Resource Centre.

This is a very flexible role aimed at meeting the needs of people with dementia and their carers in a given geographical area, of Dumfries and Annandale & Eskdale. The focus and location of the post holder’s activity will vary from time to time depending on the needs of the people we support, although he/she will have a fixed office base.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Community Activities Organiser

  • Full time
  • £19,795 – £22,053
  • This post will be based at Alzheimer Scotland Oxford Street with regular travel to the Alzheimer Scotland Resource Centre at Bridgeton and within the city.
  • Closing 13th November 2022

Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families, whilst providing an extensive range of innovative, personalised, and therapeutic support services.

We are committed to improving the lives and opportunities of people living with dementia, their carers, partners, and families as their journey transitions from the first point of contact through to end of life. We believe nobody should face dementia alone.

Are you a self-starter? Are you confident, innovative and collaborative?

If yes, then this may the role for you.

We are looking for a Community Activities Organiser for the Glasgow Area. This is an exciting role in which the successful applicants will be able to play a key part in making Glasgow a truly dementia-friendly City. You will establish a range of community activities and opportunities across the locality that fill identified gaps and meet the needs of people living with dementia and their families.

The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will be flexible, inclusive, creative, and organised in your approach. You will be sensitive and compassionate with the ability to support people in times of difficulty or distress. You will be an excellent communicator who can work effectively both with individuals and with groups. You will have a positive approach to your own continued professional development and a willingness to participate in relevant training. A relevant qualification and previous experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

In return you will be in a role which offers the opportunity to meet great people, have great job satisfaction and be employed by an Organisation that offers a range of employee benefits and career progression opportunities.

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Young Onset Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker - Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,596 – £30,550
  • Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 19th October 2022

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and creative individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of young onset dementia to live well in their community.

You will be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with young onset dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

As part of this team, you will provide a support in a range of ways including 1:1 support and peer support groups, to people living with a diagnosis of young onset dementia and their families. You will identify and work closely with existing services who offer services to people living with a diagnosis of young onset dementia and their families and actively contribute to the development of a service sector that is responsive to and can meet the needs of people living with young onset dementia and their families.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire localities, the post will be based within the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire localities Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Community Activity Organiser - Shetland

  • Part time
  • £21,374 – £22,775 pro-rata
  • Shetland
  • Closing 31st October 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Alzheimer Scotland as a Community Activities Organiser on Shetland. The Community Activities Organiser will work closely with our Dementia Advisor to develop activities and groups that respond to the needs of the local community. The post holder will work in partnership with colleagues, people with dementia and their families to:

  • Plan, develop and facilitate a wide range of therapeutic and social activities
  • Promote activities through social media and other platforms
  • Review and evaluate activities providing regular reports of outcomes

Alzheimer Scotland take a blended approach to community groups, delivering a combination of online groups as well as in person. Proficiency and confidence in using and supporting use of digital platforms and social media are desirable for this role.

Successful candidates will have a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication and networking skills and an empathic, positive attitude. Having a creative flair and being a self-starter would also be an advantage as well as having experience of working with people with dementia. A willingness to develop through ongoing learning is essential.

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required and a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to the role.

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Post Diagnostic Link Worker - West Dumbarton

  • Part time
  • £27,941 – £30,931 pro-rata
  • Cairnmhor Resource Centre, Joint Hospital, Cardross Road, Dumbarton, G82 5JA
  • Closing 7th October 2022

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high quality, person centered support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centered around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

Supporting our West Dunbartonshire locality, the post will be based within the Community Mental Health Team. Alzheimer Scotland’s PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Post Diagnostic Support Link Worker x 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,941 – £30,931
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th October 2022

Are you a creative and motivated individual with the passion and drive to support people with a recent diagnosis of dementia to live well in their community?

If so, you can be part of a National Team of Post Diagnostic Support Link Workers (PDS Link Workers) providing high-quality, person-centred support to people living with dementia and their families for a minimum of a year following diagnosis in line the Scottish Government’s minimum guarantee.

The aim of the PDS National Service is to enable people to live well with dementia and is centred around Alzheimer Scotland's 5 pillar model so that people move on to a period of supported self- management.

The model includes understanding the illness and coming to terms with the diagnosis, peer support, connecting and maintaining links with their community along with planning for future care and decision making to develop an outcome focused plan to support their future hopes, desires and aspirations.

The posts will be based within Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership Locality bases. PDS Link Workers are required to be effective team workers and have the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues both within Alzheimer Scotland, the NHS, HSCP and other stakeholders.

Skills in using digital platforms are essential as we use a blended approach to support people that involve some virtual meetings and on-line groups.

Applicants must hold a recognised relevant professional qualification, have a good understanding of dementia and how it affects people and their families along with excellent communication skills, a warm flexible approach, combined with skills in empathy and relationship building.

In addition, you should have skills and knowledge at the Enhanced Level of the Promoting Excellence Framework or be able to evidence you are working towards its completion.

This post requires a full driving license and access to a car.

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Support Worker - Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £19,110 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th September 2022

We are looking for unique people who can support younger people living with dementia (under 65), in a variety of environments, personalised to the individual’s needs.

Our support workers provide front line social and therapeutic support. They help people living with dementia to maintain skills and independence by providing company and support to socialise and participate in activities either at home, out in the community or in a day opportunities setting.

Successful applicants will have a positive creative approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. A willingness to learn and participate in training (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

Full driving license and access to a vehicle during working time is essential for this post.

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