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Help to Claim Adviser (Universal Credit) - Bellshill and District Citizens Advice Bureau

Job Details

Job title
Help to Claim Adviser (Universal Credit)
Closing date
Friday 15 March 2019
Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March 2019
Hours per week
Type of contract
Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2020
£11,429 per annum

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About the job

Bellshill and District Citizens Advice Bureau, based in Bellshill, is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people.

The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is set to deliver a comprehensive, enhanced support service called Help to Claim. From April 2019 Bellshill and District Citizens Advice Bureau will provide the advice and support people need to submit their claim for Universal Credit and support them through to their first payment.

Bellshill and District Citizens Advice Bureau is looking for a client-focused individual with experience of providing specialist level advice, to join as a Help to Claim Adviser (Universal Credit) and to help ensure clients get the support they need. This includes supporting with online forms, the evidence required, and verifying their identity online using face-to-face, telephone and web chat.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate relevant recent experience and knowledge of the welfare benefit system including Universal Credit. Applicants should also demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, be well organised and be proficient in using a range of IT tools to carry out their work, including case recording systems, Microsoft Office, benefit check programmes and be able to make and manage benefit claims.

Committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, the successful applicant will be able to work both on their own initiative as well as part of a team and must be willing to follow and develop agreed procedures.

This is a unique opportunity to give citizens access to free, impartial and confidential advice helping them to make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.

How to apply

Further information and an application form can be downloaded using the links at the bottom of this page. Completed application forms should be emailed to Stephen Rees at or post to Stephen Rees, Manager, Bellshill Citizens Advice Bureau, 6 Hamilton Road, Bellshill, ML4 1AQ. Please note that the post is subject to the disclosure of criminal history information. The deadline for the submission of applications is 5 pm on Friday 15 March.

To help Bellshill and District Citizens Advice Bureau monitor equality and diversity statistics please return the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form separate from your other application documents by emailing it to:

About the employer

Bellshill & District Citizens Advice Bureau is committed to equal opportunities both in service provision and employment.

Charity number: SC015081
Charity name: Bellshill & District Citizens Advice Bureau