Community Development Officer (Glasgow)

  • Full time
  • £32,977.62
  • Home-based in City of Glasgow
  • Closing 4th March 2024


  • Advertised from 6th February 2024
  • 35 hours per week. Permanent. Salary: £32,977.62 pa, plus tax-free home working allowance

Role

Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.

We support and enable hundreds of communities and older people’s groups across Scotland. We provide information, friendship and advice through our free helpline and publications. We tackle loneliness and isolation with our Friendship Line and much more.

We work in Scotland with older people’s groups who provide vital activities and services for older people in their local community. We campaign on the issues that older people tell us are important to them.

Community Development plays a key role in supporting the charity’s strategic priorities. Our Community Development Officers are based throughout Scotland and work closely with our vibrant membership network of community groups and organisations, all dedicated to providing services and activities to older people at a local level.

The successful post-holder will:

  • Develop and support a co-ordinated network of older people’s groups and organisations in the city of Glasgow by providing encouragement, advice and resources to new groups getting started, and assisting existing older people’s groups to sustain their activities and services and to flourish.
  • Using a Community Development approach, co-ordinate the delivery of a programme of national and regional networking, training and engagement opportunities for Age Scotland older people’s member groups.
  • Raise Age Scotland’s profile, recruit new members and connect member groups to Age Scotland’s services, offers and activities.
  • Support the development of a team of Age Scotland Ambassadors.

In return for your hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to our values you’ll receive a generous benefits package:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 37 days (FTE) plus 2 fixed public holidays
  • Flexible working opportunities from day one
  • A range of learning and development opportunities
  • Company sick pay
  • Healthcare benefit through Westfield Health
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Cashback scheme from major retailers
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contributions of 9%
  • A comprehensive package of support though our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Group life cover up to three times your annual salary
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Carers support
  • The option to buy more holidays or sell them
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity policies.

Application notes

Full details of the role are available from our website: age.scot/workforus. Alternatively, you can call 0333 323 2400.

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 4th March 2024.

Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 14th March 2024.