Welfare Rights Advisor

  • Full time
  • £31,000
  • Home based and central Glasgow office as required
  • Closing 4th October 2022


  • Advertised from 6th September 2022
  • 35 hours per week

Role

Everything we do, and the way in which we do it, puts the MND Community at our core. The Welfare Rights Advisors role is to ensure provision of the advice and practical assistance needed to maximise the financial support available to individuals and families affected by motor neuron disease.

MND Scotland is made up of impassioned and dedicated individuals, and we now have a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation that is making a huge impact on the lives of people across Scotland who are living with MND.

Everything we do, and the way in which we do it, puts the MND Community at our core. The Welfare Rights Advisor’s role is to ensure provision of the advice and practical assistance needed to maximise the financial support available to individuals and families affected by MND.

Reporting to the organisation’s lead on Welfare Rights, our Financial Support Lead, you will ensure that people with MND and their families access the benefits to which they’re entitled. Ensuring provision of the advice and practical assistance needed to maximise the financial support available to individuals and families affected by MND. You will work with people affected by MND to identify their entitlements, based on their individual circumstances, and submit appropriate applications. Liaising with public bodies, as required, assisting clients in navigating often complex application processes and ensuring speedy access to benefits. Reassuring people with MND that they are being supported through a difficult situation.

You will be a highly motivated individual, have experience in welfare and benefits, have excellent communication skills and enjoy new challenges. A clear understanding of statutory welfare and benefits systems and processes is essential. As well as an awareness of the barriers faced by people with significant illness in society. This will enable people with MND to spend their precious time building special memories with their families, rather than worrying about their finances.

If you are someone who works well under pressure, who can manage an often varied and time-sensitive workload and who believes in our vision of a world without motor neuron disease, then we would love to hear from you.

Together we will make time count.

Application notes

For more information and to apply please visit our website.

Application Deadline: 04 October 2022