Charity registered in Scotland SC040987

Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.

Current vacancies

Edinburgh Caseworker

  • Part time
  • £27,850 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th August 2022

Do you believe everyone has the right to enough to live on?

Are you excited by the ambition in Edinburgh to eradicate poverty by 2030?

Are you committed to working in a way that ensures dignity and equity to those of us in financial need?

In Edinburgh, Turn2us Edinburgh Trust provides a local grants programme, delivered through a network of referral partners, in order to reach individuals and families who are excluded from financial security due to the barriers they face. We provide direct financial support to help uplift and improve the lives of people affected by poverty.

As Caseworker, you will manage the distribution of grants from the Edinburgh Trust Funds: providing support to individuals in financial hardship in collaboration with referral partners, whilst ensuring dignity, and equity at all times.

You will have broad knowledge of working in the charity sector and in benefits and welfare in Scotland, with experience in grant making and advice and information providing in this area of your work. The role sits at the heart of the support we deliver in Edinburgh.

Turn2us is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from members of all communities. It is committed to equality of opportunity, inclusion and diversity. We encourage and welcome applications from all parts of the community regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Turn2us wants to enable an environment where everyone is kept safe from harm and can thrive. We are committed to safeguarding everyone involved in our charity and the work we do. You can read a safeguarding policy on the Turn2us website.

We offer flexible working patterns, both in terms of hours and remote working.

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Head of Edinburgh Trust

  • Full time
  • £45,000 – £50,000
  • Edinburgh with flexibility for remote working
  • Closing 12th September 2021

Work with us to tackle financial insecurity in the UK

Unexpected illness, job loss or relationship breakdown can turn any of our lives upside down, leading to loss of income, loss of housing, and financial crisis for any of us and our families. Around 14.4 million people live in poverty in the UK including a shameful 4.5 million children. This is set against the backdrop and context that the UK is still the fifth wealthiest economy in the world.

Turn2us is at a pivotal stage of our work. We have a clear purpose and values, 124 years of history behind us, a new visual identity on the horizon and, in 2022, the development of our new long term strategy. We are focusing on the social injustices and inequities that force people into financial hardship and will continue to provide practical and meaningful support to people facing financial shocks. We are also taking a strong equity, diversity and inclusion lens to our programming, and trying to understand how to share power in the work that we do.

In line with this, we are recruiting a Head of Edinburgh Trust that will work alongside our Head of Information Programmes to drive the core work of the organisation forward.

There has never been a more important, nor more challenging time, to join the poverty sector. At Turn2us, we are impatient for change, to see a world where people are free from the shackles of financial insecurity or poverty, and a future where charities like ours are no longer needed.

This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Head of Edinburgh Trust

  • Full time
  • £50,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th March 2022

Work with us to tackle financial insecurity in Edinburgh

Are you committed to ending poverty in the city of Edinburgh, to driving forward local and strategic partnerships to add value to anti-poverty work in the city, and to driving a strategy of practical support and system change? If so, join an organisation that shares your passion.

Edinburgh is facing a significant moment for tackling financial hardship in the city. According to the Edinburgh Poverty Commission Report, A Just Capital, the city hosts 78,000 people living in poverty, a figure we anticipate will be growing as a result of the pandemic and ongoing cost of living crisis. At Turn2us we agree with the report that poverty must be ended.

Turn2us has made a commitment to invest in the ambitions of A Just Capital. We believe that through the Edinburgh Trust, and the release of this investment, we can help play a key role in achieving the ambitions set out in the A Just Capital report to eradicate poverty in Edinburgh within the next ten years.

Our work in Edinburgh over the coming years will be developed in full partnership and co-production with people who have experienced not having enough money to live on. We will also build partnerships and work with key stakeholders plus employers across the city to support people facing life-changing events and to influence policy that can ensure everyone is financially secure by 2030.

To initiate this transformational piece of work, Turn2us is looking to appoint a Head of Edinburgh Trust to design and lead the delivery of an impactful strategy that influences systemic and long-term change for people facing financial insecurity in Edinburgh.

The role will be vital in building relationships with external partners, lived experts, the Edinburgh Trust team and other Turn2us colleagues to develop innovative programme approaches, that include grant-making to individuals and shifting power, to achieve high impact across the city.

We want to hear from candidates who are passionate about social justice and who want to make a positive difference to the lives of people struggling to keep their heads above water during this time of economic uncertainly.