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Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
£39,917.70 - £43,655.88 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Vacancy



Degree level qualification or SVQ5 or equivalent.  (In exceptional circumstances extensive relevant experience combined with a qualification below degree level may be acceptable.)

Working knowledge of the law applying to social security, employment, financial advice.

Experience of the main areas of welfare advice work, including welfare benefits, money management, employment.

Experience of representing clients at court or tribunal.

Experience of staff supervision.


SVQ 4 level qualification in management

CLOSING DATE - 8 December 2021

INTERVIEW DATE - 20 December 2021


Job Advert

Position Title: Senior Welfare Rights Officer                    

Position Number: S2242    

Directorate: HSPC                          

Location: Fairfield House                                      

Contract Status: Fixed Term – 24 Months          

Hours of Work: 36                

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £39,917.70 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with adults.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Adults, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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