Poppyscotland – Independent Living Advisers


West Scotland                            

Salary £23,800

Poppyscotland is at the forefront of delivery of support to our Armed Forces community across Scotland.  We reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding.

Our work centres around seven key areas: tailored support and funding, advice, employment, mobility, respite, housing and mental health.  While much of this work is delivered directly, collaboration with other specialist organisations for the benefit of Scotland’s Armed Forces community is at the heart of Poppyscotland’s approach.

The Independent Living Adviser manages a caseload; providing person-centred advice, support and advocacy for members of the Armed Forces community who are living with, or caring for someone living with, long term illness, continuing care or disabilities to help them access statutory support services, where appropriate.

The role is home based and normally involves regular travel across the region as outlined in the Job Description.  Currently the work is being undertaken remotely with the use of technology rather than face to face.   You may also have to work outside office hours as necessary.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Experience of working in an Independent Living advisory capacity
  • Understanding of devolved Health and Social Care systems
  • Advocacy experience in a social care/welfare environment
  • Experience of working with people with disabilities, older people or carers
  • Good understanding of disability legislation and disability rights
  • Full clean Driving Licence is essential and own car is desirable
  • Relevant sector specific qualification, e.g, NVQ Level 3 or 4 in Health and Social Care is desirable but not essential
  • PVG membership will be required

Further information about the role and the skills and qualities required are contained in the Job Description available at https://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/about-us/careers.  If you are interested in this role please send your CV and covering letter, highlighting how you meet the key skills and experience, to recruitment@poppyscotland.org.uk by 29 January 2021.

Interviews are likely to be 10 or 12 February 2021.

If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date you may conclude that you have not been short-listed for interview. As a charity we are unable to respond to all applications received due to the costs involved.



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