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Welfare Rights Adviser - Angus Citizens Advice Bureau

Job Details

Job title
Welfare Rights Adviser
Closing date
Friday 22 October 2021
Angus – based in Arbroath office with some travel to Forfar and Montrose offices – hybrid working may also be possible
Hours per week
28 hours per week (4 days per week)
Type of contract
Fixed term until 31 March 2022; may be extended subject to additional funding
£19,885 per annum pro rata (£24,856 FTE) plus 10% pension contribution

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About the job

Angus Citizens Advice Bureau is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people.  We are looking for a client-focused individual with experience of providing specialist level advice, to join us as a Welfare Rights Adviser to help ensure clients get the support they need. 

The Welfare Rights Adviser will be responsible for delivering a holistic advice and support service aimed at clients who require specialist assistance with all stages of the social security benefit claiming process. This will involve assisting clients with casework of a complex nature and assist clients with challenging decisions through the mandatory reconsideration/re-determination process. Recent experience of the appeals process would also be beneficial.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate relevant recent experience and knowledge of the social security 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, 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.

How to apply

Further details, including an application form, can be downloaded using the links below.

Completed applications should be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 22 October to, from whom further information can also be obtained if required. 

About the employer

The Angus Citizens Advice Bureau is committed to equal opportunities both in service provision and employment.

Charity number: SC010051.  Charity name: Angus Citizens Advice Bureau (SCIO)

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