Welfare Officer

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Glasgow, Woodlands. (Hybrid of Home/Office/House Appointment Working)
  • Closing 29th July 2021


  • Advertised from 15th July 2021
  • Full Time (35 Hours). Fixed Contract 1 Year (Sep 2021 – Sep 2022). Driving Licence and Own Car Essential.

Role

Glasgow’s Golden Generation has been supporting older adults across Glasgow since 1948 when it was founded as Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Committee. The charity was set up initially to alleviate loneliness and isolation in the elderly, while these services still exist today, Glasgow’s Golden Generation provides so much more including: 3 Day Care Centre’s, Befriending Services, Weekly Clubs, Careline and Welfare Services. Glasgow’s Golden Generation need to raise £1 Million pounds annually to support the thousands of service users across Glasgow that need support.

GGG is recruiting for an existing position of a Welfare Officer to join a well-established team. GGG is looking for candidates with experience of the benefits system and that can relate well to an older adult client base. Benefits include, but not limited to, Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independent Payment, Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit, Pension Credits, Council Tax Benefits and Housing Applications.

To support this role, GGG has long term relationships with a variety of referrers including departments within social work, housing associations, NHS, Home Falls Prevention, and utility providers.

The postholder will report directly to the Welfare Manager and will be given all training required to conduct this role both initially and within an ongoing basis.

The post is fixed for 1 year (allowing for a 3 monthly probation period), full time and 35 hours per week. The role would require some office working for general administration and meetings, home appointment visits and remote working from home can be allowed where appropriate.

A full job description is attached below

Application notes

Closing Date - 29th July 2021

Interview Date – 6th Aug 2021

Interested in this role? Please email a one-page covering letter with CV explaining why you’re the right person to: fiona.walker@glasgowgg.org.uk

Early applications are encouraged and due to the anticipated high volume of applications received for this vacancy.

Only candidates who have been shortlisted for interview will be contacted further in this regard.


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