Welfare Rights Officer (Glasgow based)


Salary: £27,500

Hours: Full time or option for 28 hours (with salary pro rata)

Closing date: 28 September 2020 – 4.30pm

Job description and Personal Specification.

Expected interview date: Mid October

Epilepsy Scotland is seeking an experienced, compassionate and enthusiastic Welfare Rights Officer to join its highly successful Welfare Rights service.  

The Welfare Rights Officer will work alongside our existing Officer to provide high quality information, advice, practical assistance and representation on welfare benefits to people affected by epilepsy.

This includes support for assessments, appeals and tribunals, and potentially delivering training and information to a variety of audiences.

You will be a highly motivated individual, have proven experience in welfare and benefits, have excellent communication skills and enjoy new challenges.

A clear understanding of statutory welfare and benefits systems and processes is essential, as well as an awareness of the barriers faced by people affected by epilepsy as they attempt to access disability and other benefits.

You will work closely with our existing Welfare Rights Officer, and alongside our Communications Team who offer a wide range of information and support to people affected by epilepsy through our website, social media and Freephone helpline.

You will also help contribute to our policy work related to welfare benefits in Scotland.

Initially fixed-term until December 2021, this post forms a key part of our services to people affected by epilepsy in Scotland and may be extended subject to funding.

The post can be undertaken full time or pro rata 28 hours per week.

Application is via form. To obtain an information pack please contact:

Epilepsy Scotland 48 Govan Road Glasgow G51 1JL Tel: 0141 427 4911

Email hhollywood@epilepsyscotland.org.uk

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