The Action Group
The Action Group

Charity registered in Scotland SC005964

The Action Group is about ‘no barriers’.  No barriers for anyone - to their chosen lifestyle, to choice, to opportunities, regardless of their support needs. 

Current vacancies

Training Officer (Casual Workers & Volunteers)

  • Part time
  • £25,735 – £26,911 pro-rata
  • Craigmillar, Edinburgh with weekly travel across Edinburgh, Falkirk and the Lothians
  • Closing 28th August 2019

You will be a socially confident and engaging person with a passion for designing and delivering memorable and participative training sessions. You will work collaboratively with Team Managers and the Casual and Volunteer Coordinator to identify and respond to training and development needs across the casual and volunteer workforce; and encourage and oversee open learning and online training as required.

You will be responsible for delivering ‘first day’ induction sessions in partnership with the Casual & Volunteer Coordinator; as well as facilitating evening and weekend training sessions as necessary to fit around the needs of our teams. A key part of the role is the organisation and delivery of weekly Practice Development sessions for our casual support workers, which will take place on a rotational basis across the 4 Action Group offices in Edinburgh, Haddington, Dalkeith and Livingston.

You will be committed to maintaining and updating your knowledge, skills and understanding of training delivery methods and best practice within the social care arena; and share The Action Groups values – especially regarding our commitment to confidentiality.

We are a Safer Recruiter, and so all positions are subject to satisfactory PVG (which we will pay for), health and reference checks.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Welfare Rights Adviser

  • Part time
  • £20,685 – £24,305 pro-rata
  • Lothian-Wide
  • Closing 5th August 2019

Thanks to funding from two separate funding streams, we are looking for a motivated and highly organised Welfare Rights Adviser to join our award-winning organisation.

The purpose of this role is to maximise incomes and alleviate the stress associated with living on a low income and claiming welfare benefits. The post holder will have 2 areas of focus: Assisting families who have a disabled child and assisting tenants of Almond Housing Association. This will include:

· Providing out-reach advice

· Carrying out benefit checks

· Assisting people make benefit claims

· Helping people to understand their benefits and their rights

· Identifying where people need wider advice and support and assisting them to access this

· Helping people to challenge decisions, including representing at appeal tribunals

· Delivering talks and out-reach advice on benefit entitlements

· Liaising with external agencies

· Collating information and leading on reports for funders

You will be a friendly, positive and helpful person. You will be committed to promoting the independence, rights and choices of people with additional support needs and have the ability to communicate specialist knowledge in a straightforward and accessible way.

You will be committed to maintaining and updating your knowledge, skills and understanding of welfare rights and benefits and share The Action Group’s values.

A clean driving licence and access for work purposes would be helpful.

Why work with us?

  • Competitive salary in an award-winning organisation
  • Be part of a Service that is Accredited to The Scottish National Standards for information and Advice Providers
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace culture
  • Opportunities for career progression and further development
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • Pension
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Investor in People – Gold Award
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Safer Recruiter

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