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Assessors

Updated: November 25, 2022

This vacancy has now closed.

£33,120 – £37,936 plus £2,500 pro-rated market supplement

Full and Part-Time Permanent roles available

This role is home based with extensive travel

About ILF Scotland

ILF Scotland is a Non-Departmental Scottish Public Body (NDPB) constituted as a company limited by guarantee. It was created following the closure of the UK ILF in June 2015 and has been administering Scottish ILF funding for existing fund recipients in Scotland and Northern Ireland since 1st July 2015.

ILF Scotland distributes annual funding of approximately £60m to support individual recipients to lead independent lives. The organisation consists of a staff team of around 66, who provide award management services for approximately 5,000 current fund recipients split between the 2015 Fund and Transition Fund.

The organisation is fully funded by and accountable to, Scottish and Northern Ireland Government Ministers via a Board of Directors. Directors are appointed by Scottish Ministers in-line with the Scottish Public Appointments process.

As a values based organisation, ILF Scotland takes a values led approach to legislative compliance where people and relationship building are a key focus.

The Opportunity

Our recipients are at the front and centre of everything we do and we are always looking to do better, recognising how we engage and enabling our recipients, their supporters and other key stakeholders to feel informed, engaged, involved and valued.

These are key roles within Independent Living Fund Scotland promoting the

principles of the ILF Scotland and achieve excellent outcomes for ILF Scotland recipients and their carers in ensuring choice, independence and social inclusion.

Predominantly these roles will be to plan, organise and undertake ILF award assessments/reviews based on an outcome focused assessment of need/risk and using a strength’s based approach is fundamental.

These roles are an exciting and rewarding opportunity to working in partnership with ILF Scotland recipients and their families/carers, social work services and 3rd sector partners to resolve complex situations surrounding support arrangements and financial matters relating to the ILF Scotland award.

Who we are looking for

At all times we aim to provide excellent and flexible customer service, with

“99% of our fund recipients say that their funding from ILF Scotland improves their quality of life.”

The role of ILF Scotland’s Assessors is, in essence, to work with our recipients, and our statutory partners, to maximise the impact of the fund for each individual, at all times maintaining a focus on independent living.

You will hold an appropriate professional qualification (Social Work, Occupational Therapy) and have significant and demonstrable post qualification experience in care management. You will also be an excellent communicator at all levels, with an ability to have sometimes difficult conversations in a sensitive and empathetic manner, with proven ability to build good working relationships in order to collaborate effectively, recognising and supporting the diversity of all those involved. You will have detailed and up to date knowledge of current social care legislation, policy and procedures, social care assessment process, self-directed support framework and outcome focused support planning and finally the ability and willingness to travel, a valid UK Driving license being desirable.

To enhance your life balance ILF Scotland offers full flexibility within a genuinely supportive culture. We want the best people to work with us no matter their circumstances and want to enable you to play your part by using your professional skills and experience as a Registered Social Worker or Occupational Therapist who can operate with professionalism and autonomy to deliver better services to disabled people. If this sounds like you and you are an ambitious, creative, solutions focused and purpose led professional who lives the ILF Scotland values of Trust, Respect and Dignity, then we would love to hear from you.

We welcome interest from all over Scotland and are particularly keen in hearing from you if you are currently based in Glasgow and the Scottish Borders and/or Dumfries & Galloway.

Benefits we offer

In return, alongside a competitive salary between £33,120 – £37,936 plus £2,500 pro-rated market supplement and the opportunity to operate in our award winning, flexible working culture we offer a defined benefit pension scheme with a generous employer contribution and related benefits, professional development opportunities as well as various discounts and memberships – find out more here. This role is home based with extensive travel required.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@brucetaitassociates.com with Assessors in the subject heading indicating why you are right for this role and ILF Scotland. 

For our tips on how to write a great covering letter, click here.

Closing date for this vacancy is 12 NOON on Wednesday 16 November 2022. 

In person interviews in Livingston are currently planned for Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 November 2022. 

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ILF Scotland is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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