Rural Parents Advice Project Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,117 pro-rata
  • Stirling
  • Closing 25th July 2022

  • Advertised from 21st June 2022
  • Fixed term for three years tied directly to the Cattanach funding (continuation dependent on funding). 17.5 hours per week, flexible to meet the demands of the Service. These posts may include occasional evening and weekend work. A relevant secondment would be considered. 29 days Annual Leave, plus 10 days public holidays pro rata.
  • & 5% employer’s contributory pension


Organisational Responsibility

Directly line managed by the Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau CEO

Main Purpose:

To provide immediate holistic person centered advice, information and representation to vulnerable individuals/families with young children (pre-birth to 3) & support to colleagues working with vulnerable families and where necessary, refer and support clients to access appropriate advice agencies

The advice and representation offered will focus on the consequences of the Welfare reform Act and the economic downturn – seeking to resolve the practical barriers and stressors that inhibit attachment, primarily (but not exclusively) Money, Benefits, Debt, and Housing

This new innovative service has three specific outcomes/ objectives:

· To build the resilience of families

· To support and empower parents to deal with problems before they escalate into a crisis

· To empower parents to address underlying problems that can cause (or may already be causing) mental health issues.

To represent clients at Social Security Appeal Tribunals and Disability Appeal tribunals focusing on those which are a consequence of Welfare reform and the economic downturn.

Delivering a series of training sessions/information sessions to front line family workers & parents primarily, (but not exclusively) on Money, Benefits, Debt, Financial capacity, Employment rights and Housing Project Delivery

The Rural Parents Advice Project worker covers Stirling District and access to advice on the frontline is essential and the worker would construct their availability and geographic location to maximise opportunity for vulnerable families to engage with the minimum of obstacles.

Appointment to this post is conditional on two satisfactory references and a current PVG certificate.

Application notes

For an application form, or further information please contact: /

For an informal discussion on the post (available from 11th July 2022), please contact Craig Anderson, CEO on 01786 464773 or email

CLOSING DATE noon on Monday 25th July 2022

Location: Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), Norman MacEwan Centre, Cameronian Street, Stirling FK8 2DX