Charity registered in Scotland SC016095
The Society provides direct financial support to single women who are aged 50 or over and resident in Scotland for at least 2 years. Following a strategy review, this new post will offer some beneficiaries additional support so that they can improve the quality of their lives and make the most of the opportunity offered by our financial support. While an understanding of welfare rights / money advice will be important, this is not primarily an advice role. Instead we are looking for a candidate with the holistic support / coaching skills to help older women living in poverty to become more financially resilient. The post will also involve other aspects of casework including assessing new applications etc.
In return we offer excellent conditions, flexible working and the opportunity to have significant input into the development of an innovative project. While the post is home based, it will involve travel throughout central Scotland. It is funded for 3.5 years initially with funding available for extension if successful. PVG membership is essential. The Society is a registered Scottish Charity SC016095 and is striving to be an equal opportunity employer.
The Society provides direct financial support to single women in need who are aged 50 or over and resident in Scotland for at least 2 years, and has done so since 1847.
Following an internal promotion, we have a vacancy for a Caseworker to cover the Greater Glasgow and West of Scotland area. The post holder will assess both new applications for support and existing beneficiaries against the Society’s eligibility criteria and provide light touch advice and support including signposting to other support services. An understanding of the challenges that women living on low incomes face will be crucial. Experience of person-centred support and / or an understanding of welfare rights / money advice would also be helpful, but this is not primarily an advice role. Instead we are looking for a candidate with a non-judgemental, empathic approach who can help the Society to understand people’s circumstances and to find the best ways for the Society to prioritise and offer support.
The Society offers excellent conditions, flexible working and the opportunity to develop a uniquely positive working relationship with the women the Society supports. While the post is home based, it will involve significant travel throughout West and central Scotland including Argyll and Bute and with occasional overnight stays. A driver’s licence and access to a car are essential and mileage is paid at 53ppm. PVG membership is also essential.
The post is funded for 3.5 years initially but with funding available for extension if successful.