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Carer Adviser 2022

Application Deadline:
2 August 2022 at 11:00:00


Flexible; however, travel within Edinburgh is expected.



39 hours per week

About the Role

The Action Group seeks a highly organised, skilled and empathic person to join its accredited Advice Services.


  • £24,667 – £26,172 per annum.


The postholder will support parent carers living or caring in Edinburgh to maximise incomes and plan and access person-centred support for their caring situation, their health and wellbeing. They will join a supportive, highly skilled and committed team of advisers and work within a young partnership – Parents Carewell. Supports offered to carers will include one to one advice, group supports and events.

Applicants will be warm and approachable, have excellent research skills, communication skills (both verbal and written) and an eye for detail. They must:

  • Demonstrate a strong ability to provide casework and person-centred support work, to help carers improve their situations.

  • Be digitally confident.

  • Show a good understanding of equality and diversity issues and a commitment to support people from marginalised groups.

  • Show a good understanding of the impact of caring on peoples’ lives and the barriers carers can face.

Knowledge of health and social care systems or a good understanding of welfare benefits are highly desirable.

Applying Information


To apply, please read the job description and complete the application form.


Do you have questions before applying? Send us an email to


Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities forms to


Good annual leave entitlements

24/7 employee assistance programme, with access to free legal advice and counselling

TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

Travel time payable where applicable

Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Mileage allowance where applicable

Equality Network, Diversity and Inclusion Events

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Action Group is an Investors in People Platinum Award winning organisation, and we demonstrate our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion by being a Disability Confident Leader and a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Disability Confident Leader

We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will be invited to interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job.  If you feel that you fit this criteria, then please make us aware of this in writing when you apply.

Stonewall Silver Employer 2022

To ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities in which we live and work, we encourage and welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity. We are an organization which values people of all faiths, religions, disabilities, ages and ethnicities and believe our differences are our strengths.  For more information, please contact our Equality Network:


Some posts are covered by exemptions listed in schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.


We value the privacy of our job applicants.  To find out more, please read our privacy statement.

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