This vacancy has now closed

Welfare Rights Adviser

  • Full time or Part time
  • £22,660 – £23,790
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th October 2023

  • Advertised from 27th September 2023
  • £22,660 - £23,790 (dependant on experience). Full & Part-time opportunities available (full-time post is 35.75 hours per week). Plus statutory pension contribution.
  • Holidays: 28 days +1 additional day for every completed year of service (up to a maximum of 33 days) and 10 paid public holidays per year


Since 1984 Granton Information Centre (GIC) have worked hard to improve the lives of individuals and families by providing free & impartial advice, advocacy and representation on matters relating to welfare rights, debt and housing. If you are passionate about alleviating poverty and supporting people and communities in Edinburgh, we want to hear from you!

Main Tasks

• Provide advice, assistance and when necessary representation with welfare benefit entitlement claims and money, debt and general housing issues, via centre based, telephone, outreach and home visit appointments.

• Represent claimants at appeal tribunals.

• Record and maintain accurate client case records using our Advice Pro recording system.

• Maintain an up to date knowledge of changes and developments in welfare, housing and debt legislation and liaise with colleagues on any issues that need to be communicated wider.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

If you require an application to be sent by post please contact Gail Milner on

0131 551 2459 or

Closing date for receipt of applications: 5pm on Friday 13th October 2023

Interviews will be held within 10 working days of the closing date.