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Council HQ John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington, EH41 3HA
£28,030 - £30,458 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
17.5 hours per week
Work From Home:

Vacancy Information

The salary advertised is full time (35 hours per week).  Part-time hours will be pro-rated accordingly.

Hourly rate of pay: £15.36 - £16.69

Temporary until 31st December 2024
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday & Tuesday, 09:00-17:00
Wednesday, 09:00-12:30
Days of work are negotiable, flexi time is applicable, and starting and finishing times are flexible.
To start asap.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Financial Inclusion Adviser to work within the Revenues Service. This post is based in John Muir House, Haddington. Home working is a possibility after training. IT equipment will be provided.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic Financial Inclusion Adviser to join our Financial Inclusion team. This post is working in partnership with Macmillan giving Financial Support, income maximisation, to people with a cancer diagnosis.

The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of the UK and Scottish welfare systems and will have a proven successful track record of working within a welfare related environment. They will also be able to demonstrate a good awareness of how financial inclusion can have a positive impact on the local community.

The successful candidate will help to reduce poverty and inequalities through the delivery of an efficient and effective financial inclusion service and will help to build financial resilience within our communities, working closely with other Council services and external agencies to deliver a joined up approach.

The successful candidate must be highly motivated and demonstrate experience and ability working within a customer focused/welfare environment. Experience of income maximisation is essential.  Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal sensitively with customers facing significant changes in their life is essential.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organisational and negotiation skills and be able to work remotely in an effective way, using Microsoft Office applications and other Council IT systems.

Home Working Consideration  
Applications for homeworking or hybrid working will be considered for this post, subject to a trial period and in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working and Worksmart Policies which can be found here. Home or Hybrid working options can be discussed with candidates invited for interview. All applicants must live in the UK and will be expected to attend Council offices from time to time as required.

Job Details

Working within the Council’s Welfare Rights team, the jobholder is responsible for the delivery of an effective and efficient Financial Inclusion service as part of a prevention and early intervention strategy which ensures that East Lothian residents with low incomes or with vulnerabilities can access financial help and advice. The jobholder will have a key role in helping to reduce poverty and inequality.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
HNC/SVQ Level 3 or equivalent level of knowledge and/or relevant working experience.

Driving Licence
A full current driving licence is desirable for this post.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form. 

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