Welfare and Benefits Officer - North

  • Part time
  • £29,703 pro-rata
  • Flexible, home working possible (Min 2 days per month at MND HQ in Glasgow)
  • Closing 16th December 2019


  • Advertised from 3rd December 2019
  • 21 hours per week

Role

As part of the organisation’s Benefits Advice Service, you will be responsible for assessing the individual entitlements of people affected by MND in the North of Scotland, and helping them to maximise the financial support available to them.

MND Scotland is looking for someone to support people affected by Motor Neurone Disease to 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.

This is a key role within the Benefits Advice Service. 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 post supports families affected by MND in the local authorities of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Highland, Moray, Perth and Kinross, Orkney, Stirling and Shetland.

Reporting to the Head of Direct Services, you will:

· Work with people affected by MND in line with the principles and aims of the organisation.

· Empower and involve people affected by MND as much as possible in decisions that affect them.

· Manage your workload efficiently and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the organisation.

· Liaise with colleagues in other teams to develop the support they, and the organisation, gives to people affected by MND.

· Promote and raise awareness of the organisation and its services.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the organisation’s mission to reduce the impact of MND on the lives of those affected today and provide hope for a world without MND tomorrow.

Application notes

For further information and to apply go to: mndscotland.org.uk/about-us/jobs

Closing date: Monday 16th December 2019, 5pm

Interviews: 8th/9th January 2019