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Caseworker – Employment specialist

  • Part time
  • £26,000 – £27,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh with home working
  • Closing 30th November 2022

  • Advertised from 17th November 2022
  • 28 hours week
  • Significant loyalty scheme: 10% reduction in hours after 2 years; 20% reduction in hours after 5 years (ask to see our welfare days policy – no reduction in pay). Access to Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme


Community Renewal Trust is a dynamic and innovative organisation at the cutting-edge of work towards ending persistent poverty in Scotland.

In keeping with our atmosphere of trusting and valuing our staff we offer generous benefits, policies and a flexible approach to working.

Community Renewal Trust works among deprived communities to develop, deliver and share better approaches to unlocking flourishing lives and flourishing neighbourhoods. These approaches always place people and communities in the lead: listening to them, identifying their strengths, supporting them on their terms, and building their capacity to flourish.

Community Renewal Trust alleviates poverty by engaging and forming trusting relationships with individuals, whole families and whole communities together then supporting them by combining holistic case management (e.g. around income, work, health, wellness) with community development (e.g. forming new community activities/groups).

The role will be as part of our Next Step City-wide Next Step Team specialising in providing employability and welfare advice support to people presently facing unemployment and who are actively seeking to return to work. The successful applicant will be home-based, working city mainly with clients remotely with some work taking place at community events and outreach locations mainly between 10-3 as required.

We are keen to hear from people with experience and/or knowledge in Income Maximization and/or Employer Engagement.

We have tried to design this role to be suitable for someone who wants to work from home most of the time and ensure the peripatetic work can be quite flexible (e.g. mostly 10am-3pm). However, there may be times of the year where more in-person/peripatetic work is needed and these will be agreed in advance.

Application notes

Application by CV and covering letter and requests for an informal conversation about the role should be sent to John Halliday at

Closing date of the 30 November with interviews on the 7 December at our office at 31 Pennywell Road, Edinburgh EH4 4PJ