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Headquarters Glenurquhart Road Inverness, IV3 5NX
£29,047 - £32,359 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent, Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Post Title: Welfare Officer (1.5 Posts)
Location: Highland Council Headquarters, Inverness (IV3 5NX)
Hours: 35 Hours per week
Duration: 2 Years Fixed Term
Salary: £29,047 - £32,359 p.a.

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

Contact Person: Susan Webster Tel: 01463 702801

Job Purpose: The postholder will contribute to the Council’s programme by alleviating poverty, increasing financial inclusion and improving wellbeing. The post holder will work positively and independently with our most vulnerable and protected service users to provide an effective and efficient customer-focused welfare advice and inspection service across the whole of the Highlands.

Adaptability is key as we regularly evaluate service provision to improve and meet the diverse and changing needs of our service users

Please APPLY ONLINE. If you are unable to apply online and you wish to request an offline application pack, please contact Business Support, T: 01955 608279 (24 hour voicemail) quoting the post reference number above.

Please find the Job Description below.

The Highland Council understands that diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, and being fair and inclusive. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, representative of the communities we serve and particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be under-represented in our workforce.

As a disability confident employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria requirements for the post.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


  • Given the nature of this job, the post holder will be required to travel independently and frequently across and out with the Highland area. A clean and current driving licence is essential as is the ability to stay away from home overnight.
  • Candidates must be educated to at least an HND in a relevant discipline or training to an equivalent standard.
  • Disability Confident Employer - Leader
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  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working
  • Equally Safe at Work - Development
  • Scottish Living Wage