Development Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,000 – £28,785
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Closing 30th June 2019

  • Advertised from 11th June 2019
  • Two posts: one full time, 35 hours per week - one part time, 28 hours per week. Until 31 March 2020 with possibility of extension subject to external annual funding review .


Do you have a passion for supporting people to have a meaningful voice, for participation and campaigning? Do you have the drive, skills and experience to support people with dementia and carers of people with dementia to influence change and improvement at local and national level?

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Public Policy team to develop the Scottish Dementia Working Group and the National Dementia Carers Action Network, so that the groups can provide an effective collective voice for people living with dementia and carers of people living with dementia, influencing dementia policy and practice nationally and locally.

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.

The Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) is a national campaigning and awareness raising Group whose members all have a diagnosis of dementia. They are the independent voice of people with dementia within Alzheimer Scotland and are led by and for people with dementia. The SDWG campaign locally and nationally to improve services for people with dementia and to improve attitudes towards people with dementia.

Alzheimer Scotland’s National Dementia Carers Action Network (NDCAN) is a national campaigning and awareness raising group whose members all have experience of caring for someone with dementia. The group has a core belief that carers should be an integral part of the planning and implementation of health and social care policy and practice, and that all professionals and organisations should acknowledge carers’ experience and unique knowledge of the people they care for as valuable and equal to that of professionals.

Application notes

For a job description and person specification and to apply please clickhere

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

Closing date – 30 June 2019

Interview date – 8 July 2019

Recruiting Manager: Amy Dalrymple

Service: 160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1DQ

Tele: 0131 243 1453