Carer Support Practitioner (Welfare Rights)

  • Full time
  • £31,352
  • Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th February 2023

  • Advertised from 18th January 2023
  • £16.69 per hour - pro rata if part-time. 36 hours per week over 5 days (including some evening and occasional weekend work). Permanent.
  • 32 days paid leave plus 6 public holidays (pro rata)


VOCAL – Voice of Carers Across Lothian - seeks an experienced practitioner with welfare rights and income maximisation expertise to strengthen the Edinburgh carer support team of welfare rights practitioners. The postholder will be aware of carers’ rights under the Carers Act 2016 and support carers to maximise income from a range of national and local grant funds and community resources.

VOCAL is a carer-led organisation and provides a wide range of services to support unpaid carers in their caring role. The post-holder will be expected to work as part of a team, improve outcomes for carers and maximise uptake of VOCAL services.

As well as extensive knowledge of welfare rights and benefits entitlements for carers, older people, children and people with disabilities or long-term conditions, applicants will evidence excellent people, and communication skills, casework and person-centred support work. Applicants will also demonstrate a sound knowledge of: health and social care issues and the needs and situation of carers; and possess strong digital skills.

Application notes

Download the person specification / job description, also available at Complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to Alternatively, send by post to HR, c/o VOCAL Edinburgh, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB.

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

Closing date: Thursday, 9 February 2023, noon

Interview date: Tuesday 21 February 2023