Welfare Rights Officer

  • Location:

    Tameside, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Health & Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Madge Smith

  • Contact email:

    madge.smith@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/558887

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-08-14

  • Start date:

    27/07/2020 11:29:54

Welfare Rights Officer
Tameside
£14.81 per hour

We are looking to recruit a Welfare Rights Officer on a temporary basis. Working pattern is full time hours - 36 hours per week.
Flexible approach to homeworking.

Responsibilities of the role:

* The Welfare Rights Officer role will be to join a wider team of both benefit and debt advisers
* You will be supporting Tameside residents with specialist level welfare benefits advice and appeal representation.
* This support will extend to rough sleepers in the Borough including those accessing A Bed Every Night.
* You will be specifically supporting A Bed Every Night (ABEN)a high priority project for the council. Reducing homelessness and providing benefits advice to rough sleepers.
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* You will assist with claims for benefits and charitable funds as well as helping residents to challenge benefit decisions.
* You will be expected to provide representation at Social Security Appeal Tribunals up to and including Upper Tribunal level.
* The successful applicant would need to have relevant, demonstrable experience in providing welfare benefits advice work, including tribunal representation, and a good knowledge of the benefits system, especially in the areas of sickness and disability.

To be considered for this role you must be:

* Must have experience of providing benefits advice
* Eligible to work in the UK
* Car Owner/Driver
* Enhanced DBS
* References

Please email your CV to: madge.smith@search.co.uk or call: 0161 835 8772 for further details.

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