Port of Leith Housing Association
Port of Leith Housing Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC027945

“Providing homes and neighbourhoods where people want to live

Port of Leith Housing Association Limited is a leading provider of social housing with properties in north and east Edinburgh.


Current vacancies

Money Advice Worker

  • Part time
  • £30,794 pro-rata
  • Leith
  • Closing 8th October 2020

“To make Leith the best place to be”

For the past 40 years Port of Leith HA has been actively providing high quality affordable housing and promoting the ongoing regeneration of Leith and neighbouring communities in North Edinburgh. Our ambition is “to make Leith the best place to be”. We have an exciting new build programme of approximately 850 units over the next 5 years, including a Passivhaus development and 400 new homes at Granton Harbour.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic Money Advice Worker to join our tenant advice team, based in our office in Leith. You will provide an excellent service to our tenants to ensure that income is maximised through debt and budgeting advice. You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and be able to work with minimum supervision.

The main purpose of the role is:

  • to provide high quality, specialist debt counselling, debt adjusting and budgeting advice to our tenants to ensure that income is maximised and tenancies sustained
  • to carry out case checks for colleagues to ensure compliance and quality of advice
  • to ensure all data and statistical information is recorded accurately

You will be accountable for ensuring all work done by you meets regulatory and recognised good practice standards, including those of the Financial Conduct Authority.

You will have a thorough and current knowledge of money and debt advice, with at least 2 years’ relevant experience working in this field, along with a good general level of education. You should also be familiar with case recording on AdvicePro.

This post is subject to Police Check Standard Disclosure.

We know that our people are our greatest asset and we’re proud to be an Investors in People Gold-accredited employer. In addition, we are listed within the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work for 2019.

We offer an excellent benefits package, in attractive, modern offices in the centre of Leith. We are also able to provide opportunities for training and development.

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Welfare Rights Officer

  • Part time
  • £30,072 – £33,414 pro-rata
  • Leith
  • Closing 17th February 2020

For the past 40 years Port of Leith HA has been actively providing high quality affordable housing and promoting the ongoing regeneration of Leith and neighbouring communities in North Edinburgh. Our ambition is “to make Leith the best place to be”. We have an exciting new build programme of approximately 850 units over the next 5 years, including a Passivhaus development and 400 new homes at Granton Harbour.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic Welfare Rights Officer to join our tenancy support team, based in our office in Leith. You will provide an excellent service to our tenants and to people in the wider community in Leith to ensure that income is maximised. You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills and be able to work with minimum supervision.

The main purpose of the role is to:

· Carry out benefits check

· Advise on entitlements

· Assist with benefit applications

· Liaise with DWP, CEC and other agencies

· Prepare for and represent customers at benefit appeals and tribunals

You will have a thorough and current knowledge of welfare benefits with at least 2 years’ relevant experience working in this field, along with a good general level of education.

This post is subject to Police Check Standard Disclosure.

We know that our people are our greatest asset and we’re proud to be an Investors in People Gold-accredited employer. In addition, we are listed within the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work for 2019.

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