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Senior Community Caseworker (Benefits)

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th March 2023

  • Advertised from 1st March 2023


Introducing Community Renewal Trust

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

Community Renewal 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 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). This work is about testing change which can inform policy, be scaled up or replicated to achieve a much greater impact than our direct delivery alone.

This role will combine providing benefits/welfare rights support, wider one-to-one long term holistic casework and supporting community engagement activities across the Bingham, Magdalene and The Hays neighbourhood of Edinburgh. The role also includes some training/events for staff, partners and community members in group settings. Close coordination with a wider team providing community engagement and community casework will be needed including involvement in wider community development activities (e.g. events, community group support and outreach).

This role is ideal for someone with experience of welfare rights advice who is looking to work in a role taking a more holistic or community-oriented approach.

Additional Benefits include:

  • 4.5% employer pension contribution
  • 36 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Loyalty scheme with up to 48 additional days leave
  • reduction in hours after 5 years - no reduction in pay (ask to see our Welfare Policy)
  • Free Access to Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme and online Health Portal

Application notes

Applications should be made via C.V which should be on the maximum of 1 double sided A4 page accompanied by a covering letter detailing why you would be the perfect fit for such a dynamic initiative.

Please send these to

CLOSING DATE Friday 24th March at 5pm

For an informal chat please contact to arrange a convenient time.