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.

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Dementia Advisor (West Dunbartonshire)

  • Full time
  • £26,002 – £28,875
  • West Dumbartonshire
  • Closing 26th July 2019

A rare opportunity has arisen to become the new Dementia Advisor for the West Dunbartonshire locality. This is an exciting role in which the successful applicant will be able to play a key part in making West Dunbartonshire a truly dementia-friendly community. You will provide a range of resources, activities, information and advice to people who are living with dementia, their families and carers and to the wider community. Your support will help people to live well with dementia. You will assist people with dementia to exercise their rights, to have their voices heard and help facilitate meaningful engagement with local policy makers. You will work in close collaboration with your Alzheimer Scotland staff colleagues and volunteers as well as developing constructive partnerships with other local professionals and organisations.

The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will be flexible, creative and innovative 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.

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Post Diagnostic Dementia Link Worker - East Dunbartonshire

  • Part time
  • £26,002 – £28,785 pro-rata
  • Kirkintilloch
  • Closing 28th July 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 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 Advisor - Inverclyde

  • Full time
  • £26,002 – £28,785
  • Based in Greenock
  • Closing 17th July 2019

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 therapeutic support services and investing in dementia research to towards prevention, better standards of care and ultimately to finding a cure.

Alzheimer Scotland is committed to improving the lives and opportunities of people with dementia, their carers, partners and families as their journey transitions from the first point of contact through to end of life and believes nobody should face dementia alone.

We are now looking to recruit a Dementia Advisor for the Inverclyde locality. This is an exciting role in which the successful applicant will be able to play a key part in making Inverclyde a truly dementia-friendly community. You will provide a range of resources, activities, information and advice to people who are living with dementia, their families and carers and to the wider community. Your support will help people to live well with dementia. You will assist people with dementia to exercise their rights, to have their voices heard and help facilitate meaningful engagement with local policy makers. You will work in close collaboration with your Alzheimer Scotland staff colleagues and volunteers as well as developing constructive partnerships with other local professionals and organisations.

The successful applicant will have a positive approach to dementia. You will be flexible, creative and innovative 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.

Access to a car would be essential for this post.

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Top job! Lead Locality (Community) Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £32,964 – £35,782
  • Flexible Location
  • Closing 5th August 2019

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, motivated, well organised fundraiser to join our area team. The post holder will cover Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, North, East & South Ayrshire, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire & Renfrewshire based from one of our dementia resource centres within this area.

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

The successful applicant will have a minimum of three years community fundraising experience, 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 and prioritise a diverse workload and will be proactive in maximising fundraising opportunities.

Experience of community fundraising, digital marketing, working with a variety of supporter groups, press and PR, events, staff and volunteer management is desirable.

For a job description and person specification please click here

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

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Locality (Community) Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £24,425 – £26,833
  • Flexible Location
  • Closing 5th August 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, well organised community fundraiser to join our area team. The post holder will cover Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, North, East & South Ayrshire, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire & Renfrewshire based from one of our dementia resource centres within their particular area.

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

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

Experience of community fundraising, digital marketing, working with a variety of supporter groups, press and PR, events, staff and volunteer management is desirable.

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Top job! Executive Lead for Communications & Marketing

  • Full time
  • £48,337
  • Glasgow based with regular travel to Edinburgh and across Scotland when required
  • Closing 23rd August 2019

A career enhancing opportunity to work within a Scottish Charity, with a focus on leading and driving change to improve the lives of people living with dementia.

The role

You’ll lead the team responsible for communications and marketing in a charity setting where innovative, proactive and responsive communications and marketing is a vital component of everything that we do. You will be the lead person responsible for making sure the function of communications and marketing is the driving force of promoting and showcasing the very best aspects of our charity and our vision, and to deliver our objective of making sure the majority of people in Scotland know who we are, what we do, what we stand for, and how to support us.

This is a senior management role, line managed by the Director for People, Wellbeing and Engagement, with an ongoing requirement to engage fully with other senior roles including the Chief Executive and Directors and to exhibit leadership behaviour in the context of working collaboratively with others.

For the right person this is a fantastic opportunity to gain 12 months career enhancing experience working with a leading charity at a truly exciting time in the Alzheimer Scotland journey as we continue to be the driving force in bringing positive change for people living with dementia.

The person

You’ll already be working in the arena of communications and marketing, and able to confidently demonstrate talent for looking ahead and leading others to bring innovative and unique ideas that enhance and showcase the work of Alzheimer Scotland

Whilst experience or an understanding of the charity, health or social care sectors may be advantageous, above all we are seeking a truly talented individual with a strong track record of leading high-profile campaigns, and with the experience and ability to plan and implement highly engaging and effective media communications through a wide range of mediums and solutions, and be able to nurture and build relationships with a multitude of local, national and international stakeholders.

If you’re intrigued and excited by what you’ve read so far, and have the necessary skills and ability, we would be absolutely delighted to hear from you. Application is by submission of your CV, accompanied by a full covering statement in support of your application: what interests you about this post, why you are the ideal candidate and details of your notice period.

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National Administrator (SDWG & NDCAN)

  • Part time
  • £18,825 – £20,139 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh / Glasgow
  • Closing 12th September 2019

Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) and National Carers Action Network (NDCAN) are national campaigning and awareness raising groups whose members all have a diagnosis of dementia (SDWG) or who care for a person who has a dementia diagnosis (NDCAN). Both groups are the independent voice of people with dementia and carers within Alzheimer Scotland.

We are looking for a part-time National Administrator (28 hours) to support, develop and enable the SDWG and the NDCAN team to carry out their responsibilities. These responsibilities include and are not limitless to; being the first point of contact for members of the public and people with dementia making enquiries to the team, supporting colleagues with the arranging of committee and general meetings and taking detailed minutes and producing reports for distribution to members of both groups.

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role is required.

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Practice Team Leader

  • Part time
  • £26,002 – £28,785 pro-rata
  • Inverclyde Locality (based Greenock)
  • Closing 7th October 2019

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 therapeutic support services and investing in dementia research to towards prevention, better standards of care and ultimately to finding a cure.

Alzheimer Scotland is committed to improving the lives and opportunities of people with dementia, their carers, partners and families as their journey transitions from the first point of contact through to end of life and believes nobody should face dementia alone.

We are now looking to recruit a highly motivated, skilled practitioner who can lead the day-to-day activities of our day care services in Inverclyde and who will ensure high quality practice in service delivery. The Practice Team Leader will lead and manage the day care team and have the ability to identify personal outcomes and create truly person-centred outcome plans for people living with dementia.

The successful applicant will have a good understanding of and experience of working with, or supporting people living with dementia and their families. Will be able to work in a rapidly changing environment and be self-motivated, dynamic, and able to work without close supervision. Will have excellent communication skills and a caring attitude and be willing to participate in learning and development opportunities. A relevant qualification in health or social care would be an advantage.

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Events & Marketing Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,004 – £23,936
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 18th October 2019

We are looking for a highly driven, enthusiastic individual, who can fulfil the day-to-day functions associated with the delivery of events, including prior experience of leading on event delivery. The post will also cover coordinating administrative duties for the Communications Team, such as arranging meetings, room bookings, coordinating the memory bus bookings and supporting with information fulfilment requests. On an ad-hoc basis the post will cover reception duties for the Oxford Street building and internal communication to the wider organisation.

Candidates should have good communication skills, good office management skills, experience of working in a team, the ability to work across multiple projects and have relevant experience of delivering events, producing creative copy and/or of working within a marketing and communications context.

The role will be based in the National Office, Oxford Street, Glasgow but some travel will be required to National Office, Dundee Street, Edinburgh, for team meetings, and travel will be required throughout Scotland to participate in the delivery of all scheduled events.

This will be a challenging, high paced, exciting post and candidates should be able to demonstrate a caring attitude, thoughtfulness to their duties and a willingness to learn throughout all undertaken duties.

Successful applicants for all posts will be subject to a criminal check through Disclosure Scotland.

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Service Administrator - Renfrewshire

  • Part time
  • £19,013 – £20,341 pro-rata
  • Paisley
  • Closing 28th October 2019

We are looking for a motivated and suitably experienced and/or qualified individual to take up the role of Service Administrator

The Service Administrator Co-ordinator is an integral part of the locality team and will provide administrative and IT support to the team and assist them with the general day to day running of the service. You will be experienced and skilled in using common Microsoft Office programmes such as Word, Excel and Outlook as well as being confident in the use of the internet and social media and have good keyboard skills. You will provide both administrative support as well as undertake financial tasks such as petty cash reconciliation, processing donations, invoicing and payroll information. An ability to use initiative and work to deadlines is essential.

The Service Administrator Co-ordinator will often be the first point of contact for people contacting the service and therefore a positive approach to dementia supported by excellent communication skills and an empathic, positive attitude is essential.

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Community Activity Organiser - Inverclyde

  • Part time
  • £19,013 – £20,341 pro-rata
  • Inverclyde Dementia Resource Centre, Greenock
  • Closing 28th October 2019

The Community Activity Organiser will work two days per week within our newly established service for people with early onset dementia, seeking out opportunities for them to remain connected to their communities. The post holder will also be responsible, over the other two days, 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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Locality (Community) Fundraiser

  • Full time
  • £24,669 – £27,102
  • Various Locations
  • Closing 28th October 2019

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, well organised community fundraiser to join our area team. The post holder will cover Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway, North, East & South Ayrshire, Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire & Renfrewshire based from one of our dementia resource centres within their particular area.

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

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

Experience of community fundraising, digital marketing, working with a variety of supporter groups, press and PR, events, staff and volunteer management is desirable.

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Renfrewshire Services – Daycare organiser

  • Part time
  • £19,013 – £20,341 pro-rata
  • Paisley
  • Closing 6th November 2019

Our Day Care Organisers are responsible for the co-ordination of our Day Care services. This includes assessments, reviews and planning activities. The Day Care Organiser also has line management responsibility for support staff. Additionally, you will support the wider work of the Locality. This will include participating in and contributing to locality planning meetings and supporting the work of locality fundraisers.

Successful applicants will have a positive approach to dementia, excellent communication skills and a caring attitude. Relevant qualifications and/or experience of working with people with dementia is essential as well as a willingness to learn and participate in training. Full driving license and access to a vehicle during working time is essential for this post.

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Dementia Link Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,262 – £29,073 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 31st October 2019

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

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

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.

Alzheimer Scotland is seeking to appoint a Dementia Link Worker to work as part of a team of Link Workers across the city and working closely with colleagues in local multi-disciplinary community older peoples mental health teams, to ensure a collaborative and partnership approach to supporting each individual and their carers. The post-holder will be based in the south of Glasgow initially but this is a city-wide service and the base may change.

The Dementia Link Worker reports to a Glasgow Service Manager.

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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Post Diagnostic Support Lead

  • Part time
  • £33,294 – £36,141 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh and Glasgow based (with regular travel throughout East or West of Scotland)
  • Closing 8th November 2019

An exciting opportunity to work with Scotland’s leading dementia charity with a focus on leading and driving change to improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Alzheimer Scotland is proud that Scotland is the first any only country in the World to offer a guarantee of a minimum of one year’s post diagnostic support (PDS) to everyone who is diagnosed with dementia. Our Link Workers are key to delivering this guarantee.

Our 5-pillar model of post diagnostic support is flexible and person-centred, putting people living with dementia and their families at its heart.

The role

As Post Diagnostic Support Lead, you will provide leadership, caseload management and Support and Reflection to a cohort of Link Workers based throughout East and Central Scotland or West of Scotland. Drawing upon the national PDS improvement framework, you will work collaboratively with colleagues in monitoring and reporting on the quality and performance of the delivery of high-quality post diagnostic support in our Localities.

You will work in close collaboration with peers and colleagues across all parts of Alzheimer Scotland, leading by example and exhibiting behaviours in a leadership style that places engagement at the heart of delivering the best outcomes for people with dementia and their carers. In particular, you will have a responsibility to nurture creativity and ensure Link Workers continue to develop and have opportunities to learn in an environment that is safe, supportive and collaborative.

The person

You’ll have experience of working with and providing services and support to people with dementia and their carers and a firm understanding of a person-centred approach to planning and assessment. Highly organised, with drive and enthusiasm, you will have the ability to produce clear and high-quality written reports and have experience of management and leadership in a social care, community care, social work or health setting. A recognised professional qualification in social care, nursing, social work or other related occupation as well as possession of a driving license are essential to this post.

If you’re inspired and excited by what you’ve read so far, and have the necessary skills and ability, we would be absolutely delighted to hear from you. Application is by submission of your CV accompanied by a full covering letter explaining what interests you about this post, why you are the ideal candidate, and details of your notice period.

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Volunteering

Dementia Cafe Activity Organiser

Befriending / Mentoring

30th October 2019

As part of our Café we offer different activities to people of different ages. Have you the skill to provide or assist in providing activities for people whose needs are individua? This is a challenging role and training will be provided by Alzheimer Scotland for the dementia sp… Read more

Volunteer Driver

Driving / Escorting

17th October 2019

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 carer and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia and fund vital dementia resear… Read more

Support Volunteer

Administrative / Office Work,Care / Support Worker,Events

3rd October 2019

*Do You have some spare time? Do you want to help others?* We are always looking for interested volunteers to help out with our groups or at our one-off events. For any volunteering enquiries, please email drcaberdeen@alzscot.org or phone 01224 644077. Read more

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