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End Of Grants Support Officer

Updated: September 23, 2022

£27,231 – £30,039

37 hours per week

This role is offered on a hybrid working arrangement with an office based in Livingston.

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 62, 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.

This role is key in supporting our Head of Finance and our Self Directed Support (Transition Manager) in the delivery of ILF to people across Scotland and Northern Ireland and you will work predominantly work on the end of grants process for the Transition Fund but importantly will not be limited to this area of work. 

Recipients of the Transition Fund apply and receive funding from ILFS on an annual basis and must supply receipts totalling the full funding received as well as returning any funding not used or needed. 

This new role is an exciting opportunity to have full autonomy to develop and implement policies and procedures to support recipients and ILFS recover unspent monies recognising the challenging circumstances our recipients are dealing with. 

Who we are looking for

We are looking to recruit someone who is highly analytical and mathematical with excellent customer service, handling recipient contact with dignity and respect in a compassionate and friendly manner whilst building trust with them and their supporters.  You will need to have proven ability in examining complex information and taking into account recipient circumstances to inform your guidance and recommendations to others for decision making, and with demonstrable experience of setting up and monitoring repayment plans.

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. 

Benefits we offer

In return, alongside a competitive salary of between £27,231 – £30,039 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 offered on a hybrid working arrangement with an office based in Livingston.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@brucetaitassociates.com with End Of Grants Support Officer 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 Monday 17th October 2022. 

In person interviews in Livingston are currently planned for Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd 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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