Patient Support & Advocacy Officer (Edinburgh & East Scotland)

Are you a good listener, a problem solver, someone prepared to go the extra mile for patients living with kidney disease? We are recruiting for a role in Scotland.

Job Title: Patient Support & Advocacy Officer

Reporting to: Regional Project Manager

Location: Edinburgh & East Scotland. Based at home, situated in the region to regularly travel to assigned renal units

Hours: Full or Part time hours up to 35 hour per week. Must be sufficiently flexible to work irregular hours as demanded by the requirements of the post.

Salary: £28,000 pa FTE

This role will deliver Kidney Care UK’s Patient Support and Advocacy service in Edinburgh and East Scotland. This varied role deals with every aspect of a patient’s life that supports better outcomes: welfare benefits, practical, emotional and social support. As well as directly supporting patients, you will raise awareness of the wide range of local and national resources available to kidney patients, and build strong relationships with kidney patients, professionals, and other stakeholder groups in the region.

Based at home (laptop and mobile phone provided), you will be expected to travel independently across your area and manage your own caseload with the support of your line manager and other members of our national friendly, committed team.

We’ll provide the training, you’ll bring enthusiasm and your experience of working with chronically ill patients in a social, care or health role.

Applications from those with experience of living with CKD in a personal or professional capacity are particularly welcome.


Please visit CharityJob to submit your application.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Sunday 4 August.

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