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Welfare Rights Advisor

  • Full time
  • £29,030.01
  • Home working with attendance at our office in Central Glasgow as required (Remote)
  • Closing 20th May 2024


  • Advertised from 16th April 2024
  • 35 hours per week. Permanent.

Role

MND Scotland is the only charity in Scotland dedicated to supporting people with MND, their families, and friends.

Since being founded over forty years ago, MND Scotland has provided practical, financial and emotional support to anyone affected by MND whilst also funding essential research into finding effective treatments and a cure.

MND Scotland is funded entirely by donations and grants. The charity’s patron is Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal.

Everything we do, and the way in which we do it, puts the MND Community at our core. The Welfare Rights Advisor’s role is to ensure provision of the advice and practical assistance needed to maximise the financial support available to individuals and families affected by MND.

Reporting to the organisation’s Welfare Rights Lead, you will ensure that people with MND and their families have access to 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. 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 illnesses in society. This will enable people with MND to spend their precious time building special memories with their families, rather than worrying about their finances.

If you are someone who works well under pressure, who can manage an often varied and time-sensitive workload and who believes in our vision of a world without motor neuron disease, then we would love to hear from you.

Together we will make time count.

Application notes

For more information and to apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 5 pm Monday 20th May 2024

Interviews: week commencing 3rd June 2024

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK and show how they demonstrate this e.g., British citizen/EU Settled Status.


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