Welfare Benefits Adviser



Social Welfare Law Adviser (Welfare Benefits)

[Trainee Considered]


Experienced: £21,589 – £25,801 (FTE)

Trainee: £18,065 – £19,945 (FTE)

Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week), but we will consider applicants who can work 24-35 hours/ week
Location: Working across Bury & Bolton. There is some scope for home working, depending on business need
Closing Date: 17th November 2021, 12 noon
Interviews:  Monday 22nd November 2021


Citizens Advice Bury & Bolton (CABB) is a leading provider of legal advice and information, supporting thousands of clients every year. We are a busy, client focused and dynamic service with a track record of delivering high quality advice – across Bury & Bolton, we are the only organisation whose advice is independently verified for legal compliance. Our services are delivered between 8am – 6pm. Postholders will be expected to actively contribute to service delivery rotas between these times.

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.

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.

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.

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

Applications received after the closing date & time (see top of page), will not be considered. 


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