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.
For an application pack see below or please contact: Frey O’Brien, Epilepsy Connections, 100 Wellington Street, Glasgow G2 6DH. 0141 248 4125, fo’firstname.lastname@example.org or go to epilepsyconnections.org.uk
Closing date for applications: 23 August 2019
Interviews: 2 September 2019