The Society provides direct financial support to single women in need who are aged 50 or over and resident in Scotland for at least 2 years, and has done so since 1847.
Following an internal promotion, we have a vacancy for a Caseworker to cover the Greater Glasgow and West of Scotland area. The post holder will assess both new applications for support and existing beneficiaries against the Society’s eligibility criteria and provide light touch advice and support including signposting to other support services. An understanding of the challenges that women living on low incomes face will be crucial. Experience of person-centred support and / or an understanding of welfare rights / money advice would also be helpful, but this is not primarily an advice role. Instead we are looking for a candidate with a non-judgemental, empathic approach who can help the Society to understand people’s circumstances and to find the best ways for the Society to prioritise and offer support.
The Society offers excellent conditions, flexible working and the opportunity to develop a uniquely positive working relationship with the women the Society supports. While the post is home based, it will involve significant travel throughout West and central Scotland including Argyll and Bute and with occasional overnight stays. A driver’s licence and access to a car are essential and mileage is paid at 53ppm. PVG membership is also essential.
The post is funded for 3.5 years initially but with funding available for extension if successful.
For informal enquires speak to Andrew on 0131 229 2308.
To find out more please see the documents below.
To apply, please send your completed application form and an up-to-date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. CVs alone will not be accepted.
The closing date is Mon 6th June @ midday and interviews are planned for Thurs 16th June in person in Edinburgh.
The Society is a registered Scottish Charity SC016095 and is striving to be an equal opportunity employer.