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Welfare Benefits Adviser

Temporary post till March 2020; 21 hours per week: £22,650 – £24,504 pro rata

Epilepsy Connections supports people with epilepsy and their families and carers in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Forth Valley and Ayrshire & Arran areas, helping them develop resilience and independence so they can live their lives to the full.

An important part of our work is to support people whose daily lives are impacted by seizures to claim appropriate benefits, including PIP.  A high proportion of people with epilepsy are refused PIP, including people previously in receipt of DLA. The rate of refused or reduced PIP awards is higher for epilepsy than almost all other conditions, yet of those who take their claim to appeal, nearly 8 out of 10 are successful. Applying for benefits, especially PIP, can be challenging and stressful. Demand for our support is high.

We have a temporary vacancy for a skilled and experienced benefits adviser to provide welfare benefits information, advice and representation from our busy office in Glasgow city centre.

The successful candidate will have extensive and recent experience of providing a welfare benefits service preferably in a health / disability setting, and will be able to manage a demanding workload. Knowledge of epilepsy and its impact would be an advantage but we will provide training.

If you’re looking for a challenging role in a vibrant charity, we want to hear from you.

This role involves regulated work with adults and is subject to PVG membership.

For an application pack, please download here.

Applications should be returned to:

Frey O’Brien

Epilepsy Connections

100 Wellington Street

Glasgow G2 6DH

0141 248 4125

fo’brien@epilepsyconnections.org.uk

 

Closing date for applications:      23 August 2019                  Interviews:  2 September 2019

Contact Us

info@epilepsyconnections.org.uk

0141 248 4125

100 Wellington Street
Glasgow
G2 6DH