Carer Adviser

  • Full time
  • £25,623 – £27,168
  • Remote* (working from home) or office-based Edinburgh.
  • Closing 5th June 2023

  • Advertised from 25th May 2023
  • 39 hours per week


The Action Group seeks a highly organised, skilled and empathic person to join it's dynamic carer advice team within its accredited Advice Services.

The post-holder will support parent carers living or caring in Edinburgh to maximise incomes and plan and access support for their caring situation, their health and wellbeing.

This post-holder will focus on helping carers through the cost of living crisis. They will take the lead in understanding the resources available to carers, helping carers maximise their income through grants and trusts and assisting them with budgeting. They will also support the team to organise and facilitate monthly carers groups.

Supports offered to carers include one-to-one advice, group support and events.

Applicants will be warm and approachable, have excellent research skills, communication skills (both verbal and written) and an eye for detail. They must:

  • Demonstrate a strong ability to provide casework and person-centred support work, to help carers improve their situations.
  • Be digitally confident.
  • Show a good understanding of equality and diversity issues and a commitment to support people from marginalised groups.
  • Show a good understanding of the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and the barriers carers can face.

Knowledge of health and social care systems or a good understanding of welfare benefits are highly desirable.

Application notes

Application Deadline: 5 June 2023 at 12:00:00

To apply, please read the job description and complete the application form on our website

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