Senior Practitioner – Carer Support Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • £31,008 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh Carers Hub, 60 Leith Walk
  • Closing 25th November 2020

  • Advertised from 12th November 2020
  • 28 hours per week


VOCAL - Voice of Carers Across Lothian is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced support work manager to join its busy and expanding Edinburgh team providing casework support to carers. The postholder will work to strengthen the advice service within VOCAL, ensuring high quality delivery of welfare benefits/financial advice and carer support advice. In addition to staff and volunteer management responsibilities, they will carry a small caseload with a focus on maximising carer finances/benefits.

The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge of health and social care provision in Scotland, including key legislation and policy affecting carers. This will include working knowledge of the welfare benefits system and awareness new social security arrangements for Scotland will also be expected.

Applicants will evidence excellent people, leadership and communication skills, with experience in staff/volunteer management, casework and person-centred support work. They will have an understanding of the diverse range of caring situations, the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and barriers carers face at different points of the caring journey. Applicants will be digitally competent and effective communicators with individuals, carer groups and partner agencies.

Application notes

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Complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to, or by post to Lead Officer Carer Support (Edinburgh), c/o VOCAL Edinburgh, 60 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5HB.

Please specify the post you are applying for in the title of the email.

We welcome applications from under-represented minority groups.

Closing date: Wed 25th November 2020, 5pm