Social Welfare Law Adviser (Welfare Benefits)

 

Role

Social Welfare Law Adviser (Welfare Benefits)

[Trainee Considered]

Salary

Experienced: £23,023 – £26,975

Trainee: £19,891 – £22,129

Hours Full-time (35 hours per week, 24 hours per week considered)
Location This is initially an in-office role, but following successful progression, will become a hybrid role working between home/ office and presence at outreaches across Bury/ Bolton
Closing Date No closing date set – as soon as ideal candidate found, vacancy will close. So, apply today!

 

Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton (CABB) is a leading provider of legal advice and information, supporting tens of thousands of clients every year. We are a busy, client focused and dynamic service with a track record of delivering high quality advice.

 The post holder will work as part of a well-established team, providing a reliable and effective welfare benefits advice service, across all advice channels and access points, utilised by Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton.

 Our Welfare Benefits team provide a professional welfare benefits advice service, which enables clients to understand their entitlement to welfare benefits, eligibility criteria and provide assistance with applications.

 As a Welfare Benefits Adviser/ Trainee, you will have/ develop a detailed understanding of the welfare benefits system. Working as part of our welfare benefits team, you will provide client support over the phone, via webchat, email and face to face.

To be successful in this role you will be able to work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, exhibit excellent listening and questioning skills and to present and conduct yourself in a professional and courteous manner with all clients seeking support.

 You will liaise with contacts within the DWP to find resolutions for escalated issues and you will understand the importance of security and data protection to ensure all data is protected in line with GDPR legislation. You will have a good standard of numeracy to perform benefit check calculations to aid the advice process and be proficient in the use of computer packages with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. You will have an open and friendly demeanour and be able to work as part of a diverse team.

 

At CABB, we value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) as these communities are currently under-represented throughout Citizens Advice. We also welcome applications from, LGB and Trans and non-binary candidates.

To Apply

Here is the full job pack, which includes full details of the role and person specification.

No closing date set – as soon as ideal candidate found, vacancy will close. So, apply today!

Your CV & covering letter should be sent to jobs@cabb.org.uk

Applications received after the closing date & time, will not be considered.

Please Note

Both our Bury and Bolton offices will not be open on Wednesdays or Fridays for the entirety of February and March 2024.

Should you require advice, you can reach our advice line service on 0808 278 7804.

Alternatively our national advice line service can be reached on 0800 144 8848.

Emergency contact details for local authorities in both Bury and Bolton are as follows:

Bolton – https://www.bolton.gov.uk/council/emergency-contacts

Bury – https://www.bury.gov.uk/emergencies/emergency-contact-numbers

Please also be advised

We will not be taking on any new Immigration cases / referrals until further notice.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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