Epilepsy Connections
Epilepsy Connections

Charity registered in Scotland SC030677

Epilepsy Connections provides information, education and support services for people living with epilepsy in the Greater Glasgow and Forth Valley areas.


Current vacancies

Welfare Benefits Adviser

  • Part time
  • £22,650 – £24,504 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 23rd August 2019

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.

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