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Welfare Rights Officer Full Time, Fixed Term), Motherwell and Wishaw Citizens Advice Bureau

Job Details

Job title
Welfare Rights Officer
Closing date
Friday 11 January 2019
W/C Monday 14 January 2019
Hours per week
Type of contract
Fixed term

More about the job

About the job

Post Funded by: Aspiring Communities Fund with support from the European Social Fund

Motherwell & Wishaw CAB is looking for a highly motivated person with the drive and enthusiasm to provide tribunal representation in the area of Welfare Rights for the new North Lanarkshire CAB Tribunal Representation Unit funded by Aspiring Communities Fund with Support from European Social Fund. The Tribunal Representation project aims to provide a holistic service and increase the capacity for tribunal representation across North Lanarkshire through provision of direct representation, referrals to other organisations or second tier support to advisers.

The Welfare Rights Officer will provide tribunal representation at first tier tribunals to anyone seeking support during the benefit review or appeal process and prepare cases for upper tribunal.  The work will predominantly involve tribunal representation but also occasional provision of support and advice to CAB and other agency advisers, delivery of training and marketing and contributing to social policy work. 

The successful candidate will have a sound understanding of social welfare rights and a successful track record of working with office systems and procedures. They will have have excellent teamwork, communication and organisational skills and be computer literate. They will have an understanding of the importance of excellent customer care, have a good awareness of how rights and advice issues impact on the local community and experience of tribunal representation.

How to apply

You can download an application pack from the links below or requested from Motherwell & Wishaw CAB at the following address or:


Telephone:           01698 265349

Address:               90 Brandon Parade East, Motherwell ML1 1LY

Application pack