Alzheimer Scotland
Alzheimer Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC022315

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

Current vacancies

Post Diagnostic Dementia Link Worker - East Dunbartonshire Service

  • Part time
  • £25,492 – £28,220 pro-rata
  • Kirkintilloch
  • Closing 25th January 2019

Make a difference: help us to make sure no one goes through dementia on their own.

We need an enthusiastic, skilled and knowledgeable practitioner to join our team.

The Post Diagnostic Dementia Link Worker will be based within the Community Older People’s Mental Health Team at Woodlands Resource Centre in Kirkintilloch and will support people with dementia across East Dunbartonshire.

The Post Diagnostic Dementia Link Worker, in partnership with members of a multi-disciplinary team, will support individuals with dementia, their families and friends from diagnosis onwards. Implementing Alzheimer Scotland’s 5 Pillars Model of post diagnostic support, you will provide ongoing person-centred support and information to people with dementia and their families. The work you do will enable people with dementia and their families to build resilience, plan and prepare for the future, develop coping strategies and subsequently enable them to live well with their diagnosis. The successful applicant will have the ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding role whilst providing high quality support.

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Dementia Adviser - East Renfrewshire

  • Full time
  • £25,492 – £28,220
  • Paisley
  • Closing 28th January 2019

The post holder will provide information on support services available locally for both the person with dementia and his/her carers and family members, providing advice and signposting as and when required. The Advisor will also provide support to local communities to help them become more dementia-friendly and to increase their capacity to support those living with dementia. 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 post 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 clients, 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 (including SVQ’s) is essential. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Locality Leader – Tayside

  • Full time
  • £29,084 – £31,676
  • Dundee
  • Closing 30th January 2019

An exciting and highly rewarding opportunity 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 the 7 – Dimension Model and Pathway 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 Dundee, the Locality Leader will work with the Head of Localities to ensure the delivery of our 7 – Dimension Model across Dundee, Perth and the wider Tayside locality. 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 a person-centred locality plan that supports the outcomes for people living with dementia and ensures all services and activities are delivered within the Alzheimer Scotland’s Quality Framework.

You will maintain an overview of Registered Services in the Tayside locality and will work closely with the Head of Localities in adopting a flexible approach to locality 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 fundraising, 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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Community Activities Organiser

  • Full time
  • £18,456 – £19,745
  • South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 23rd July 2018

Since1981, 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 Activities Organiser is central to our success, in sourcing, planning, organising and facilitating social, recreational and therapeutic activities in the local community; and for ensuring that people living with dementia are encouraged, have access to, and can participate in a varied range of activities which are designed to enhance their quality of life and enjoyment.

THE ROLE

The key role of the Community Activities Organiser role is to:

·Understand the various community types that exist i.e. Community of action; community of circumstance; community of interest; community of place; community of practice; and consider the activities that will help each community to flourish;

·Advertise and promote activities and events, to ensure that every person living with dementia in the locality is aware, feels encouraged, has access to, and knows they can participate in the activities at their will;

·Lead the development and organisation of individual and group, social, recreational and therapeutic activities and interests;

·Provide leadership to staff and volunteers and line management to direct reports (where appropriate) that values each person’s contribution, and sets a culture of high performance, empowerment, individual responsibility, inclusion and collaboration;

·Review the community activities plan and delivery, and making recommendations for development and improvements.

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

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 therapeutic interventions for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

THE LOCATION

·This role will cover the South Lanarkshire area. 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 community activities that will enable people living with dementia to meet their individual outcomes.

INTERESTED?

·For further information please see the job description

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Sponsored Events Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £25,492 – £28,220
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th July 2018

The Sponsored Events Fundraiser will work with the Events Team to increase income streams and event participants from sponsored event fundraising initiatives across Scotland. In addition, the post holder will assist and support the development of new fundraising events.

The post holder will work with our national fundraising team to deliver an agreed fundraising and events plan and will work with a diverse range of stakeholders to meet and exceed agreed targets and Kpi’s.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication and negotiation skills, will show creativity and flair, and will work effectively as part of a busy team. The successful applicant will be able to manage a diverse workload and will be proactive in maximising fundraising events opportunities.

Experience of digital fundraising, working with corporate businesses, press and PR, events and volunteer management is desirable.

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Top job! Head of Corporate Fundraising and Events

  • Full time
  • £39,978 – £42,836
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh based*
  • Closing 25th July 2018

We’re on a mission to make sure nobody faces dementia alone.

Our vision is clear,

"We aim to engage and connect with everyone who has a stake in what we do; to provide support and information, raise funds, support research, to campaign for and promote the rights of people with dementia and for those who care for them.

Together we can be the leading force for change. Together we can make sure nobody faces dementia alone”

Our approach to fundraising is directly aligned with our clear focus on making our shared vision a reality across each of the localities where we have the most influence and ability to engage with people living with dementia. Core to our success, is our absolute belief in the value of people and our collective ability to engage with everyone who has a stake in what we do. Our passion for delivering our vision is matched by our commitment to ensuring our employees have an effective voice and an active role in delivering our vision.

As part of our commitment to strengthening our fundraising strategy in support of our vision, we’ve created two key roles with a pivotal lead and responsibility for developing and delivering highly effective fundraising strategies, tailored to the current and future priorities within localities. These are senior management roles, working in close collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders, with a stake in what we do.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate the requisite essential skills, ability and attributes, and evidence a track record of, innovative, ahead of trend, and progressive thinking across the fundraising spectrum. The ability to work in close collaboration is key, and you’ll also be expected to describe your highly effective ability to lead, influence, engage and collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels, and to demonstrate you share our belief that people and engagement are the root to success.

To read more about the role, and for details on how to apply, please visit our website alzscot.org

When applying for the position you are required to submit a CV, covering letter and the competency paper.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note there are a number of parts to this process and applicants are advised to carefully read the guidance before submitting a completed application with all relevant attachments included. Unfortunately, we are unable to consider incomplete applications.

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

*Subject to organisational needs, and discussion with the successful candidate, the role may be based in either, Edinburgh or Glasgow, with management of a team that is currently predominately based in Edinburgh. A flexible approach will be required to support fundraising strategies for localities across Scotland

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Top job! Head of Central Fundraising

  • Full time
  • £39,978 – £42,836
  • Glasgow or Edinburgh based*
  • Closing 25th July 2018

We’re on a mission to make sure nobody faces dementia alone.

Our vision is clear,

"We aim to engage and connect with everyone who has a stake in what we do; to provide support and information, raise funds, support research, to campaign for and promote the rights of people with dementia and for those who care for them.

Together we can be the leading force for change. Together we can make sure nobody faces dementia alone”

Our approach to fundraising is directly aligned with our clear focus on making our shared vision a reality across each of the localities where we have the most influence and ability to engage with people living with dementia. Core to our success, is our absolute belief in the value of people and our collective ability to engage with everyone who has a stake in what we do. Our passion for delivering our vision is matched by our commitment to ensuring our employees have an effective voice and an active role in delivering our vision.

As part of our commitment to strengthening our fundraising strategy in support of our vision, we’ve created two key roles with a pivotal lead and responsibility for developing and delivering highly effective fundraising strategies, tailored to the current and future priorities within localities. These are senior management roles, working in close collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders, with a stake in what we do.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate the requisite essential skills, ability and attributes, and evidence a track record of, innovative, ahead of trend, and progressive thinking across the fundraising spectrum. The ability to work in close collaboration is key, and you’ll also be expected to describe your highly effective ability to lead, influence, engage and collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels, and to demonstrate you share our belief that people and engagement are the root to success.

*Subject to organisational needs, and discussion with the successful candidate, the role may be based in either, Edinburgh or Glasgow, with management of a team that is currently predominately based in Edinburgh. A flexible approach will be required to support fundraising strategies for localities across Scotland

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Support Worker Day Care

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Stirling and Clackmannanshire Service
  • Closing 16th July 2018

The Support Worker assists the Day Care Organiser to plan and deliver a comprehensive programme of activities for people with dementia and also assist the Day Care Organiser to maintain accurate records. The Support Worker is also responsible for the safe escorting of service users to and from their home.

The successful applicant 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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Community Outreach Worker - West Lothian Services

  • Part time
  • £18,456 – £19,745 pro-rata
  • Livingston
  • Closing 16th July 2018

We have 1 vacancy.

Make a real difference: help us to make sure no one goes through dementia on their own.

Alzheimer Scotland recognises the vital contribution that Outreach Workers make in connecting people living with dementia with their local community. The key role of the Outreach Worker is to advise and assist people who are living with dementia in identifying outcomes that will promote their physical, mental and emotional well-being, and enable them to lead their own lives. The Outreach Worker will provide practical support, advice and facilitate access to resources, activities, groups and other community programmes enabling people living with dementia to sustain independence, existing lifestyle and relationships.

Successful applicants will have the ability to build and manage positive relationships and networks with people living with dementia and work co-productively to develop and implement outcomes plans for individuals. You will have good communication and organisational abilities and the ability to develop a range of therapeutic interventions on an individual or group basis. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential.

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Sessional Support Worker - 2 vacancies

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 30th July 2018

We are looking for unique people who can support people with dementia, in a variety of environments, personalised to the individual’s needs.

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 company and the opportunity for people with dementia to socialise, either at home or in a day centre.

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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Human Resources Advisor

  • Full time
  • £29,084 – £31,676
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th August 2018

We’re on a mission to make sure nobody faces dementia alone.

Our vision is clear,

"We aim to engage and connect with everyone who has a stake in what we do; to provide support and information, raise funds, support research, to campaign for and promote the rights of people with dementia and for those who care for them.

Together we can be the leading force for change. Together we can make sure nobody faces dementia alone”

We are looking for an experienced Human Resources Advisor who has a flexible and collaborative approach. An ability to work in a generalist HR capacity with a focus on complex employee relations and experience in developing and implementing Human Resources IT systems to enable proactive workforce planning is essential to this role. Core to our success, is our absolute belief in the value of people and our collective ability to engage with everyone who has a stake in what we do. Our passion for delivering our vision is matched by our commitment to ensuring our employees have an effective voice and an active role in delivering our vision.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate the requisite essential skills, ability and attributes, and evidence a track record of, delivering a flexible and responsive Human Resources support function in a personable manner. The ability to work in close collaboration is key, and you’ll also be expected to describe your highly effective ability to coach, influence, engage and collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels, and to demonstrate you share our belief that people and engagement are the root to success.

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Service Administrator Coordinator - Midlothian

  • Part time
  • £18,456 – £19,745 pro-rata
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 29th August 2018

We are looking for a person who can carry out a variety of duties within a busy service office in Dalkeith that provides support for people with dementia and their carers, in a variety of environments, personalised to the individual’s needs within Midlothian.

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, filing and maintaining records, compiling statistics and databases for the Service Manager 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.

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 also 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

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Woodlands Day Service, Inverness.
  • Closing 4th October 2018

We are looking for unique people to join our team at our dementia specific day service in Woodlands, Inverness. 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 post working 31 hours over 2 weeks (14 ½ one week and 16 ½ the 2nd week). Woodlands is open 6 days a week (Sunday – Friday) to meet the needs of the service and there is a requirement to work every second Sunday.

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 and 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.

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Link Worker – Argyll & Bute

  • Full time
  • £25,492 – £28,220
  • Dunoon and working across the Cowal Peninsula, which extends from Dunoon to Portavadie in the south and up to Cairndow in the north
  • Closing 5th October 2018

Make a real difference and help us to make sure no one goes through dementia on their own.

Alzheimer Scotland and Argyll & Bute Health & Social Care Partnership are working in partnership to deliver a post diagnostic support service for people with a new diagnosis of dementia.

Alzheimer Scotland has been at the forefront of promoting post-diagnostic support for people with dementia in a campaign spanning several years. All our post-diagnostic activity is centred on our 5 Pillars Model and this support equips people with tools, connections, resources and plans to live as well as possible. Our model contributes to positive outcomes for people after their diagnosis including reduced isolation, reduced stress, reduced depression among carers, increased understanding of dementia and knowledge of managing symptoms, increased awareness of sources of support, increased social interaction, increased control of support, improved quality of life, and delayed admission to residential care.

The Link Worker will be based in Dunoon and working across the Cowal Peninsula, which extends from Dunoon to Portavadie in the south and up to Cairndow in the north. The post holder is one of a team of Alzheimer Scotland Link Workers across Argyll & Bute, working closely with colleagues in local multi-disciplinary dementia teams to ensure a collaborative and partnership approach to supporting each individual and their carers.

You will hold a professional qualification in social work, health, social care or equivalent and have experience of working with people with dementia and their families.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate their ability to deliver in each of the key focus areas and have the ability to demonstrate the core skills noted in the job description and person specification.

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Top job! Head of Localities Fundraising

  • Full time
  • £39,978 – £42,836
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow (TBA – see below for more information)
  • Closing 9th October 2018

Our vision

"We aim to engage and connect with everyone who has a stake in what we do; to provide support and information, raise funds, support research, to campaign for and promote the rights of people with dementia and for those who care for them.

Together we can be the leading force for change. Together we can make sure nobody faces dementia alone”

We’re on a mission to make sure no one faces dementia alone. To help, we’ve created a vision pathway and a supporting model that describes how we will shape and transform our approach at a local level, so that we can actively engage with people living with dementia, their carers, and their families, and to make sure we do everything possible to make the vision a reality at a local level in communities across Scotland.

We’re a charity. So you won’t be surprised to hear that fundraising is central to everything we do. Or that our collective ability to fundraise, is absolutely pivotal in making sure we’re always moving closer to delivering our shared vision for people living with dementia.

The role

The role sits within the fundraising structure, and alongside two other heads of service leading central, and corporate fundraising. This role will lead the fundraising team, with the specific task of supporting and leading the drive for fundraising across localities. There are key outcomes aligned to delivering our vision and these are described in more detail within the job description. A significant responsibility for the role will be in creating a seamless, highly collaborative approach to fundraising across every area of the organisation, so that responsibility for fundraising is shared by everyone who works with us.

This role will be pivotal to the success of delivering our shared vision and has a key role in leading and enabling the collaborative style of leadership and working approach

The person

We’re looking for someone who can truly demonstrate a passion for fundraising and a deep-rooted understanding of what drives highly effective innovative fundraising at a local level. You’ll be able to evidence a strong track record of success and the ability to make a significant and positive difference in the arena of local fundraising. Your ability to succeed will be underpinned by evidence of strong, highly effective leadership, an ability to lead and influence peers and others at every level of the organisation, and a leadership approach that isn’t limited by geography, demographics or attitudes. Localities are geographically spread across Scotland, and whilst the base for this role can be either Edinburgh or Glasgow, there’s a specific responsibility to lead and enable collaborative working across every area, and we’re looking for someone who can strongly demonstrate ability in this context.

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Volunteer Coordinator (Lanarkshire Services)

  • Part time
  • £22,519 – £24,708 pro-rata
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 17th October 2018

Make a real difference: help us to make sure no one goes through dementia on their own.

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.

We currently have a Volunteer Coordinator vacancy within the Lanarkshire team, based at Motherwell. This post is funded by the Life Changes Trust to deliver a ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ befriending programme for people living with Dementia. This programme is already established and is currently entering its 3rd successful year in delivery.

Lanarkshire Resource Centre is also going through a period of development with exciting new groups requiring volunteers to drive new ideas forward. The Volunteer Co-ordinator role is central to the success in delivering these services, in developing, planning and implementing an effective volunteer network, and for recruiting, placing and retaining the volunteers needed to support the delivery of these projects.

This is an exciting role and requires a degree of flexibility and an ability to work on own initiative.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and the ability to plan, organise and delegate. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Contracted Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £17,724 – £18,456
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 9th November 2018

We are looking for unique people who can support people with dementia who live within their own home at out 24 hour Supported Living Service in the East End of Glasgow

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 support with personal care, housing support, support with medication, support with preparing and cooking meals and snacks and social support whether that be within their own home or in the local community.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and a caring attitude. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia are essential. Applicants will be supported to register with the SSSC.

The successful candidate will be expected to work unsociable hours, weekends, nightshift and public holidays.

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Volunteer Coordinator (West Lothian Services)

  • Part time
  • £22,519 – £24,708 pro-rata
  • West Lothian
  • Closing 1st November 2018

Make a real difference: help us to make sure no one goes through dementia on their own.

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.

We have exiting new developments taking place in West Lothian and wish to recruit a Volunteer Coordinator to the team. The Volunteer Co-ordinator role is central to our success, in developing, planning and implementing an effective volunteer network, and for recruiting, placing and retaining the volunteers needed to support the delivery of services. This is an exciting and varied role and requires a degree of flexibility and an ability to work on own initiative.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and the ability to plan, organise and delegate. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Community Activity Organiser

  • Full time
  • £18,456 – £19,745
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 2nd November 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Glasgow Team. We are looking to recruit a Community Activity Organiser.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting existing reminiscence and activity groups as well as explore opportunities to develop additional therapeutic activities within the resource centre and wider community.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and imaginative who can work independently as well as part of a team.

Successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. They will have excellent communication skills and the ability to plan and organise. 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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The Support Worker assists the Day Care Organiser to plan and deliver a comprehensive programme of activities for people with dementia and also assist the Day Care Organiser to maintain accurate records. The Support Worker is also responsible for the safe escorting of service users to and from their home.

The successful applicant 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.

For a job description & person specification please visit alzscot.org

The successful candidate for this post will be subject to a criminal conviction check through PVG.

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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £15,925 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th November 2018

We are looking for unique people who can support people with dementia, in a variety of environments, personalised to the individual’s needs.

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 company and the opportunity for people with dementia to socialise, either at home or in a day centre.

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.

The successful applicant will be required to have a full driving licence and access to a car.

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Sponsored Events Fundraiser - Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £25,492 – £28,220
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th December 2018

The Sponsored Events Fundraiser will work with the Events Team to increase income streams and event participants from sponsored event fundraising initiatives across Scotland. In addition, the post holder will assist and support the development of new fundraising events.

The post holder will work with our national fundraising team to deliver an agreed fundraising and events plan and will work with a diverse range of stakeholders to meet and exceed agreed targets and Kpi’s.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication and negotiation skills, will show creativity and flair, and will work effectively as part of a busy team.

The successful applicant will be able to manage a diverse workload and will be proactive in maximising fundraising events opportunities.

Experience of digital fundraising, working with corporate businesses, press and PR, events and volunteer management is desirable.

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Volunteer Coordinator - Lanarkshire Services

  • Part time
  • £22,519 – £24,708 pro-rata
  • Motherwell
  • Closing 11th December 2018

Make a real difference: help us to make sure no one goes through dementia on their own.

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.

We currently have a Volunteer Coordinator vacancy within the Lanarkshire team, based at Motherwell. This post is funded by the Life Changes Trust to deliver a ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ befriending programme for people living with Dementia. This programme is already established and is currently entering its 3rd successful year in delivery.

Lanarkshire Resource Centre is also going through a period of development with exciting new groups requiring volunteers to drive new ideas forward. The Volunteer Co-ordinator role is central to the success in delivering these services, in developing, planning and implementing an effective volunteer network, and for recruiting, placing and retaining the volunteers needed to support the delivery of these projects.

This is an exciting role and requires a degree of flexibility and an ability to work on own initiative.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia. You will also have good communication skills and the ability to plan, organise and delegate. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential. Experience of working with people with dementia would be an advantage.

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Community Outreach Worker - West Lothian Services

  • Part time
  • £18,456 – £19,745 pro-rata
  • Livingston
  • Closing 11th December 2018

Make a real difference: help us to make sure no one goes through dementia on their own.

Alzheimer Scotland recognises the vital contribution that Outreach Workers make in connecting people living with dementia with their local community. The key role of the Outreach Worker is to advise and assist people who are living with dementia in identifying outcomes that will promote their physical, mental and emotional well-being, and enable them to lead their own lives. The Outreach Worker will provide practical support, advice and facilitate access to resources, activities, groups and other community programmes enabling people living with dementia to sustain independence, existing lifestyle and relationships.

Successful applicants will have the ability to build and manage positive relationships and networks with people living with dementia and work co-productively to develop and implement outcomes plans for individuals. You will have good communication and organisational abilities and the ability to develop a range of therapeutic interventions on an individual or group basis. A willingness to learn and participate in training is essential.

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Relief Support Worker - West Lothian

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Livingston
  • Closing 7th December 2018

We are looking for unique people who can support people with dementia, in a variety of environments, personalised to the individual’s needs.

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 company and the opportunity for people with dementia to socialise, either at home or in a day centre.

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 Link Worker (Dumfries & Galloway Locality)

  • Part time
  • £25,492 – £28,220 pro-rata
  • Nithsdale
  • Closing 10th December 2018

We are looking for a motivated and suitably qualified individual to take up the post of Dementia Link Worker in the Dumfries & Galloway Locality.

The Dementia Link Workers provide information and support to people recently diagnosed with dementia, signposting and connecting people to peer support or appropriate services. This is done by working to Alzheimer Scotland’s 5 Pillars Model of post diagnostic support and is part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to ensure everyone with a diagnosis of dementia receives a minimum of a year’s support from a named worker.

The Dementia Link Worker role is well established in Dumfries & Galloway and there is a strong partnership link with the Community Mental Health Team who are based in the Nithsdale area. The successful candidate will be a core member of the team and be based with them in Dumfries.

You will hold a qualification in social work, health, social care or equivalent and have experience of working with people with dementia and their families.

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Trusts & Foundations Manager

  • Full time
  • £29,084 – £31,676
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th December 2018

This role sits within the newly created Central Fundraising Team based in our Edinburgh office.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Trusts Manager, who will bring a proven track record of success, excellent application writing skills and a collaborative and warm approach. This post will work closely with the Head of Central Fundraising to grow the volume and size of Trust donations and build valuable relationships with key Trusts who share the values and aims of Alzheimer Scotland.

You will research, design, write and submit detailed applications to existing Trusts, as well as identify and engage new ones. You will work closely with Locality Service Managers to fill identified funding gaps, managing and building long term relationships with funders by reporting and updating as per the Trust criteria.

If you have a passion for writing and know how to create stand out applications that influence Trusts to give, then we’d love to hear from you.

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Legacies Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,492 – £28,220
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th December 2018

This role sits within the newly created Central Fundraising Team based in our Edinburgh office.

Gifts left in Wills to Alzheimer Scotland are hugely important to us. We’re looking for the right person to give them the attention they deserve. We need an enthusiastic, well organised individual with a warm and collaborative approach. This post will work closely with the Head of Central Fundraising to nurture and grow legacy income as well as building valuable relationships with Solicitors across Scotland.

You will personally manage all incoming Gifts in Wills to a high standard, as well as supporting the promotion of Gift in Wills to all internal and external stakeholders. You may have experience of working with (or for) solicitors and you will have excellent attention to detail.

If you have a passion for legacies and want to play a part in making sure no one in Scotland faces dementia on their own, then we’d love to hear from you.

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Corporate Partnerships Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,317 – £35,081
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 11th January 2019

Want to use your skills and experience in developing corporate partnerships to play a vital role to ensure nobody faces Dementia alone?

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.

The Corporate Partnerships team is responsible for developing and implementing Alzheimer Scotland’s Corporate Partnerships and Fundraising Strategies. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Corporate Partnerships Manager, who will bring a proven track record of success in securing new business and account management. This post will work closely with the Head of Corporate Partnerships and Events to develop our strategic objectives and build valuable relationships with both new and existing corporate partners, who share the values and aims of Alzheimer Scotland.

The ideal candidate will have experience in securing, planning and delivering new and existing partnerships. You will have a creative approach and be fantastic at building relationships with both external partners and colleagues, as well as working independently to research new prospects, create proposals and manage projects.

Whilst previous experience within the charity sector is desirable, we are willing to accept applicants with new business and account management experience within other sectors.

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Internal Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £28,220 – £30,812 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 18th January 2019

Having a flair for creative storytelling as well as writing engaging, and impactful content is key for this role.

You will be able to change your tone, style and messaging to suit the platform and audience, while working within the parameters of the overall Alzheimer Scotland style and brand guidelines. You will have experience of collating great stories and producing content across a variety of internal communications channels.

The role will also see you engage with Alzheimer Scotland staff from across both our corporate teams and our local support teams across the country, supporting and advising on best practice to ultimately raise awareness of the activities and support being provided by the charity.

You will be comfortable and excel in working in a fast-paced environment and confident in managing conflicting deadlines.

There will be no such thing as a typical day, with attention needing to be diverted from researching, to generating and distributing copy, as well as changing focus from internal to external perspectives. The Internal Communications Officer will be producing original copy; including content, straplines and headlines for all forms of printed collateral, web pages, email campaigns, social media, presentations, advertising, marketing and sales collateral. Therefore, the person who applies for this post must be able to confidently work autonomously and to tight deadlines without compromising on quality assurance of content.

A key performance indicator for this role will be the increased level of engagement across all localities and roles, including the increased complexity of engagement, working towards achieving an internal platform that is self-sustaining, with all employees having a stake in its development and therefore embedded as a daily tool of practice. The success of this role will be evident in the clear collaboration across the organisation to positively impact and influence the delivery of the locality vision across the whole organisation.

As the team is based across the Edinburgh and Glasgow office, occasional travel will be expected throughout the two locations.

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Digital Marketing Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £21,359 – £23,234 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 18th January 2019

This is an exciting new opportunity to join the Alzheimer Scotland Communications and Marketing Team to promote the support we deliver within the heart of local communities, and the added-value Alzheimer Scotland contributes to people living with dementia.

You will work closely with our Campaigns Marketing and Social Media Manager and Digital Marketing Officer on a range of digital communications projects, executing these in-line with our wider communications strategy and social media strategy. You will predominately be responsible for supporting the successful delivery of the organisations social media channels.

Having a flair for creative storytelling as well as writing engaging, and impactful content is key for this role.

You will be able to change your tone, style and messaging to suit the platform and audience, while working within the parameters of the overall Alzheimer Scotland style and brand guidelines. You will have experience of producing content across a variety of social media channels and digital marketing platforms, including e-marketing, e-newsletters and web articles.

The role will also see you engage with Alzheimer Scotland staff from across both our corporate teams and our local support teams across the country, supporting and advising on best practice to ultimately raise awareness of the activities and help being provided by the charity.

You will be comfortable and excel in working in a fast-paced environment, and confident in managing conflicting deadlines.

As the team is based across the Edinburgh and Glasgow office, occasional travel will be expected throughout the two locations.

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Boogie at the Bar – Inverurie

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Befriending / Mentoring,Community / Economic Development,Events

23rd January 2019

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(Stornoway) Day Care Centre Assistant

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Care / Support Worker

14th January 2019

Assist with the general running of the day care Centre - setting up, tidying up, serving tea and coffee and meals, talking with the clients, doing activities with clients (ie art, craft, reading, games) helping with care duties that are appropriate the centre runs from Mon- Sa… Read more

Cafe Assistant - Alzheimer's Scotland

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Catering

14th December 2018

We are looking for friendly volunteers to help out in the café at our Dementia Resource Centre in Kilmarnock. Currently, the café is open Monday - Friday in the mornings & afternoons. Dementia cafés offer a 'dementia friendly' place for people with dementia, their partners, fam… Read more

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