Veterans Project Officer

  • Part time
  • £29,386.61 pro-rata
  • Hybrid: Blend of office (Edinburgh-based) and home working
  • Closing 15th July 2024

  • Advertised from 25th June 2024
  • £11,754.64 pa actual. 14 hours per week. Fixed term to 31 May 2025 with possible further extension to 30th April 2026, subject to funding.


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.

As Veterans Project Officer, you will assist the Veterans Project and Unforgotten Forces team deliver their services across Scotland and facilitate the smooth running of the department. This will include delivering Age Scotland’s core veterans training in face-to-face and online formats, as well as keeping these training sessions up-to-date and developing new themes when required.

This role will also involve extending the outreach of the Veterans Project training programme by engaging with new audiences who would benefit from participating. This will include being responsible for the external communications output of the Unforgotten Forces and Age Scotland Veterans projects.

The post will be hybrid, with some time in our office in Causewayside (Edinburgh) as well as home-working.

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 below. Please contact with any queries about this role.

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 15th July

Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 1st August.

Age Scotland, part of the Age Network, is an independent charity dedicated to improving the later lives of older people on the ageing journey, within a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in Scotland. Reg No: 153343 Charity No: SC010100. Registered Office: Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PR.