Community Activities Organiser – Mid and East Lothian

  • Part time
  • £24,160.05 – £25,465.55 pro-rata
  • On site: Bonnyrigg
  • Closing 18th July 2024

  • Advertised from 5th July 2024
  • 1x part time, temporary position (25 hours per week - temporary until 31/03/2025 with a possibility of extending further).


An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within Alzheimer Scotland as a Community Activities Organiser across Mid & East 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:

  • Research, plan and develop suitable activities groups across Mid & East Lothian.
  • Facilitate a wide range of therapeutic and social activities.
  • Promote the groups and activities through appropriate 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, networking skills and an empathic and 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.

Application notes

For a full job description, please click here where you will be redirected to our website to fill out an online application form. Applicants must complete the form on our website to be considered for this role. CV applications will not be considered.

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

Closing date: Thursday 18 July 2024

Interview date: Tuesday 30 July 2024