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Edinburgh Trust Caseworker

Do you want to help tackle UK poverty?

We’re looking for a Edinburgh Trust Caseworker who does.

  • Salary: £10,965 p.a.
  • Type: Short Term Position (Fixed Contract) – 9 months. 16 hours a week worked over 3 days.
  • Location: Edinburgh, EH2 2PR

Turn2us

One in five people among us, over 14 million in total across the UK, are unable to thrive because of a lack of money.

Turn2us exists to help people struggling to make ends meet.

We do this by:

  • Giving direct financial help through our own charitable grants

  • Supporting people to increase their income through benefits, grants and other support

  • Highlighting ways to reduce essential costs.

The Edinburgh Trust Caseworker role

The Edinburgh Trust supports people by providing one-off grants to individuals and families who are in financial need.

We require a caseworker to join us on a fixed-term contract in our Edinburgh Office. This role will be a demanding one but will be equally matched by job satisfaction in the knowledge that it is helping people who live in Edinburgh.

Reporting to the Edinburgh Trust Manager, you will provide confidential and efficient casework services and administrative support.

This position is office-based and includes:

  • Working with partners from a range of charities in the city
  • Undertaking grant assessments for their applicants
  • Working directly with those we have assisted.

We welcome applicants with experience of grant assessments and administration.

You must:

  • Be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills

  • Have good administrative/financial experience

  • Be IT literate

  • Have a good understanding of the welfare benefits system

  • Have an empathy with vulnerable people.

We need a team player who is sympathetic to charity work (particularly to the aims of Turn2us) and to the needs of our beneficiaries.

This is a part-time position for 16 hours per week worked over three days, working alongside our part-time caseworker who works 21 hours over three days. Days and hours to be agreed with successful candidate.

In addition to a salary of £10,965 p.a., Turn2us also offers a competitive benefits package and will support continuing professional development.

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How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement (maximum 2 sides A4) which addresses the requirements in the person specification to: recruitment@turn2us.org.uk

The deadline for applications is 23rd March 2020.

Interviews will take place at our Edinburgh Office on 31st March 2020.

Turn2us is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from members of all communities.

Please note: due to the high volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.