MSA Trust


The MSA Trust offers a variety of paid job roles and volunteer opportunities both at our UK office in London and across the UK. If we have any vacancies they will be listed below, for volunteering opportunities click here.

Social Welfare Specialist

Permanent, Part-time

3 days per week, 9am – 5pm

£35,000 (£21,000 pro-rated 21 hours per week)

Location: Home based. Option of working in our London office if you prefer.

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a rare, progressive neurological condition which affects around 3,500 people in the UK and Ireland. The MSA Trust is the only organisation specifically serving the needs of people living with MSA and those affected by it, such as friends and family.

We are recruiting another Social Welfare Specialist to join our existing Social Welfare service and to complement the support given by our MSA Health Care Specialist Team.

You will work with people affected by MSA to help them access the right support when they most need it.

With a background in advocacy/advice work, including health and social care service provision, you will have exceptional people skills. You will have experience of direct client work, including advocating for clients and supporting people to successfully obtain relevant benefits, care support and other health and welfare services. Current knowledge of social care, Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding and welfare rights, especially disability and carers benefits, is important.

You will need to be self-sufficient in IT and be able to ensure accurate monitoring of casework and impact. We are small team so close team working, whilst being able to work independently, is essential.

Benefits include: 6% pension contribution, 33 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays), long service sabbaticals, death in service benefit three times your salary, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, free eye tests and a contribution towards glasses and more.

Closing date for applications: 5th January 2024 at 5pm. This role may close early if enough applications are received.

Interviews: Week beginning the 22nd January 2024

Please apply with your CV and a Supporting Statement (with particular emphasis on how you meet the person specification). We will not consider applications without a Supporting Statement.

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