Welfare Rights Specialist

Recruiter
Easy Web Recruitment
Location
London
Salary
31547.0000
Posted
10 May 2017
Closes
09 Jun 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Welfare Rights Specialist

A great opportunity to work for a worthwhile local charity.

Based in South Westminster, our client offers a wide range of services to homeless people and the local Westminster community, enabling them to gain the skills to break out of poverty and homelessness.

Position: Welfare Rights Specialist
Location: London
Contract: Full Time, Fixed term contract, 2 years
Salary: £31,547

Closing Date: 22nd May 2017 - midnight
First round interviews planned for: 8th June 2017
Second round interviews planned for: 21st June 2017

About the role:

Based in their Advice Team, the Welfare Rights Specialist will use your in-depth knowledge and experience of providing specialist welfare benefits advice to prevent homelessness and improve economic well-being for their clients. You will manage your own specialist caseload and will advise, support and train staff who are not specialists in this area to enable them to assist clients with less complex welfare rights issues.

If you are passionate about enabling people to overcome homelessness and poverty, highly organised, flexible, committed to their ethos, and have the ability to manage a busy and varied workload please get in touch.

About you:

The ideal candidate will have a proven specialism in welfare benefits advice work and a detailed knowledge of all welfare benefits. Knowledge of welfare reform is essential as is a detailed knowledge of the system of reconsiderations and representation experience at appeals.

You will have experience of working with vulnerable people and a thorough understanding of safeguarding/child protection practice. The ability to deal with a large and complex caseload and prioritise accordingly is essential as is the ability to interview, advise and work with service users in an appropriate manner. Additionally you will have experience of devising and providing training to a wide range of audiences. Knowledge of the Care Act and the Children’s Act would be beneficial.

Experience of working in the homelessness sector or of working with migrants is desirable. Experience of supervising staff and of developing policy work would also be an advantage. Willingness to work flexibly including some early evening and occasional weekend work is also essential.

You may have experience of the following: Welfare Services Specialist, Welfare Rights Advisor, Advocate, Homelessness, Welfare Benefits, Case Worker, Welfare Rights, Housing Assistant, Charity, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, Housing Association, Housing Assistant, Customer Service, Receptionist, Rent Collection etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all application