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Carers Welfare Right Adviser

  • Full time
  • £27,117
  • Stirling
  • Closing 17th October 2022

  • Advertised from 3rd October 2022
  • 35 hours per week, flexible to meet the demands of the Service. This post may include occasional evening and weekend work. A relevant secondment would be considered. Fixed term for one year tied directly to the NHS Charities together (continuation dependent on funding).
  • 5% employer’s contributory pension. 29 days Annual Leave, plus 10 days public holidays pro rata.


Main Purpose

To provide immediate holistic person centered advice, information and representation to unpaid carers & support to colleagues working with unpaid carers and where necessary, refer and support clients to access appropriate advice agencies

The advice and representation offered will focus on the consequences of the Welfare reform Act and the economic downturn – seeking to resolve the practical barriers and stressors that impact on Unpaid Carers, primarily (but not exclusively) Money, Benefits, Debt, and Housing

This new innovative service to the Unpaid Carers community will:

  • Support income maximisation & represent clients at Social Security Appeal Tribunals and Disability Appeal tribunals focusing on those which are a consequence of Welfare reform and the economic downturn (when required).
  • Deliver a series of training sessions/information sessions to front line unpaid carers support groups primarily, (but not exclusively) on Money, Benefits, Debt, Financial capacity, Employment rights and Housing

Project Delivery

The Unpaid Carers Welfare Rights Adviser will cover Stirling & Clackmannanshire Districts and access to advice on the frontline is essential and the worker would construct their availability and geographic location to maximise opportunity for unpaid carers to engage with the minimum of obstacles.

Appointment to this post is conditional on two satisfactory references and a current PVG certificate.

Organizational Responsibility: Directly line managed by the Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau CEO

Application notes

For an application form, or further information please contact:

For an informal discussion on the post please contact Craig Anderson, CEO on 01786 464773 or email

CLOSING DATE noon on Monday 17th October 2022

Previous applicants need not re apply