Govan Law Centre
Govan Law Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC047423

Govan law centre (GLC) is an independent, charitable community controlled law centre operating in Scotland.

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Welfare Rights Officer (Female Only*)

  • Full time
  • £26,765
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 25th June 2021

An opportunity to work within our innovative & busy projects and Crisis Navigator Intervention Service for Women and Children experiencing Domestic Abuse and VAWG.

The Welfare Rights Officer, reporting to the project coordinator, will provide a full benefits service in terms of supporting the client to access their benefit entitlement and will provide the Service User with appeals and tribunal services with representation to the highest level. The welfare rights officer will also deal with complex welfare benefits issues on behalf of the service users.

Working with, and providing assistance to vulnerable individuals, groups and households

Ability to manage a full & comprehensive caseload in a busy environment essential

Based in Govan Law Centre with outreach hubs throughout Glasgow

*Applications are invited from Females only. Given the nature and subject matter of the work, this is an occupational requirement permitted under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010

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Welfare Rights Officer (WRO)

  • Full time
  • £26,765
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 30th July 2021

Applications are invited from experienced welfare rights officers with at least 2 years casework experience. (Please note this is not a solicitor or trainee solicitor post)

An opportunity to work within our innovative & busy projects preventing homelessness, assisting vulnerable groups, clients and their families, and those with complex needs.

The WRO reporting to the project coordinator, will provide a full benefits service to enable access to social security entitlement for law centre clients. The successful candidate will provide tribunal representation to the highest level.

Ability to manage a full & comprehensive caseload in a busy environment is essential.

Based at Govan Law Centre with outreach hubs throughout Glasgow.

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Housing and Homelessness Caseworker

  • Full time
  • £26,500
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd October 2021

Applications are invited from an experienced Housing and Homelessness Caseworker with at least 2 years casework experience. (Please note this is Not a solicitor or trainee solicitor post)

An opportunity to work within our innovative & busy projects preventing homelessness, assisting vulnerable groups, clients and their families, and those with complex needs.

Govan Law Centre Prevention of Homelessness Project require an experienced Housing and Homelessness Caseworker to provide service users with advice, representation, individual casework and advocacy, in terms of current Housing and Homelessness Law and Policy and also in terms of section 11 of the Homelessness etc (Scotland) Act 2003

Provide housing advice across all tenures; Social Rented, Owner Occupied & Private Rented Sector.

Providing homelessness advice to vulnerable clients and provide support to vulnerable individuals and groups.

Based in Govan Law Centre and outreach throughout Glasgow

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Welfare Rights Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,295
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th January 2022

Welfare Rights Officer based in our Govanhill office. This is an opportunity to work with an experienced and dedicated team providing support to the Roma community and residents of Govanhill.

The Welfare Rights Officer will provide a full benefits service in terms of supporting the client to access their benefit entitlement and will provide the Service User with appeals and tribunal services with representation to the highest level. The welfare rights officer will also deal with complex welfare benefits issues on behalf of the service users.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work and support this very vulnerable and isolated client group. Language skills would be an advantage.

You will require to manage a full & comprehensive caseload in a busy office environment.

The position is based in Govanhill but you may be required to attend outreaches throughout the city.

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Peer Support Worker with Lived Experience (FEMALE ONLY)

  • Part time
  • £26,765 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th May 2022

An opportunity to work within our innovative and busy Women’s Legal Project supporting vulnerable women and children. We require a person with lived experienced to provide peer support to vulnerable women and provided them with tailored, dedicated and specialist services. This will include work around prevention of homelessness and assisting women into permanent and safe accommodation after a period of unsettled living.

The Peer Support worker will also be at the heart of establishing Govan Law Centre’s Service-User / Lived Experience Services Group

We are seeking someone with who is confident and knowledgeable on the issues faced by women who are affected by violence, domestic violence, repeat offending, exploitation and homelessness.

Based in Govan Law Centre and outreach throughout Glasgow

This post is exempt under the terms of Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Applications are invited from females with lived experience of being affected by violence or abuse.

The Peer Support Worker will be working within our Crisis Navigator Intervention Service for Women and Children experiencing domestic abuse and VAWG.

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