Charity registered in Scotland SC000067
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.
Epilepsy Scotland has an exciting opportunity for a keen and enthusiastic Trust Fundraising Assistant to join our dynamic Fundraising Team. The function of the Fundraising team is to generate income to meet the needs of the organisation. The post holder will foster links with funders and work closely with project delivery staff.
You will be responsible for raising unrestricted and restricted income in line with annual targets. You will support a portfolio of existing charitable trust and foundation partnerships as well as research and develop a strong portfolio of potential funding sources.
Part of this role involves researching, identifying and supporting applications for community schemes and corporate charity partnership opportunities.
Candidates should demonstrate experience in writing applications, researching, planning and reporting to Trusts and Foundations. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in developing and maintaining effective relationships with funders, have excellent communication skills, written and verbal, and excellent research and analytical skills.