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.
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.
Epilepsy Connections supports people with epilepsy to live as well as possible with what can be a challenging condition. Our staff and volunteer team provide a unique range of community-based support services in Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Forth Valley and Ayrshire, and work with teachers, employers, health and social care staff, third sector partners and community groups to help create safe, welcoming environments for people with epilepsy.
We’re looking to recruit our first ever fundraiser to help us develop our services and build our resilience. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser ready to take the next step in their career. We’re looking for someone who is:
This role has no direct reports but you will be involved in working with volunteers to convert the significant potential for income growth into visible results.
If you have a sound track-record in fundraising and you’re looking for a challenging role as part of an upbeat team in a vibrant charity, then this is your chance.