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Carer Adviser

  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,325 – £24,748
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th November 2020

  • Advertised from 12th November 2020
  • Flexibility in hours offered- please express preferred hours on form (minimum of 20 hours).


The Action Group seeks enthusiastic and skilled practitioners to join its accredited Advice Services.

The post holders will support parent carers living or caring in Edinburgh to maximise incomes and plan and access person-centred support for their caring situation, their health and wellbeing.

The successful candidate will join a supportive, highly skilled and committed team of advisers and work within a new partnership – Parents Carewell. Supports offered to carers will include one to one advice, group supports and events. The Action Group will work alongside partners including: VOCAL Edinburgh, FAIR Advice, and Edinburgh Development Group (EDG) to provide these supports.

The ideal candidate will have excellent people and communication skills, and an ability to provide casework and person-centred support work. You will also demonstrate awareness of the diverse range of caring situations, the impact of caring on peoples’ lives, and the barriers carers face at different points of the caring journey.

Knowledge of health and social care systems or a good understanding of welfare benefits are essential. You will be digitally competent and will show a good understanding of equality and diversity issues along with a commitment to supporting people from marginalised groups.

Benefits include:

  • Travel time payable where applicable
  • Mileage allowance where applicable
  • Pension
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling
  • TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme
  • Good annual leave entitlements
  • Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Application notes

To apply, please go to our website and complete the application form.

The closing date for this post is 9:00am on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with the HR department on

Please note we are only able to get in touch with successful candidates.