Development Worker (Welfare Reform), Bathgate Partnership Centre, 464.06
- Bathgate Partnership, South Bridge Street, Bathgate, EH48 1TS
- £34,537 - £38,028 per year
- Contract Type:
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 36 hours per week
This position has expired.
We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds
This post is based within the Advice Shop where the successful candidate will contribute to the Community Planning Partnership Anti-Poverty Strategy through targeted activity to support those impacted by welfare reform.
They will be responsible for ongoing research and horizon scanning to identify target groups likely to be disproportionately impacted by welfare reform or at higher risk of poverty, and will work to develop targeted campaigns to maximise income and improve financial wellbeing.
The post holder will work with a wide range of partners to raise awareness of key policy changes and the potential impact through an ongoing programme of training and development of resources. They will work to strengthen partnership working through the establishment of a local Advice Provider’s Network to promote information sharing and best practice to support individuals experiencing poverty.
The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring the progress of activity and reporting regularly to identify most effective interventions and activities.
The skills and experience you must have:
- A good general education to degree level or equivalent of at least three years’ experience in a similar area of work, or able to demonstrate significant experience in relevant areas of advice work.
- Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills including experience of writing reports.
- Ability to operate on their own initiative and take responsibility for key priorities
- An excellent working knowledge of Welfare Benefits, advice and income maximisation calculations
- and the ability to interpret and explain clearly social security legislation along with an awareness and
- understanding of how rights and advice issues impact the local community.
- Good planning, organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritise
- workload and deliver tasks and quality work within tight deadlines.
- Experience of managing staff and volunteers
- Ability to work as part of a team, relating to and influencing colleagues, staff and volunteers
Experience of administering and developing projects, meetings and one-off pieces of work.