Welfare Benefits Advisor

Shap Ltd
Knowsley (Metropolitan borough), Merseyside
Pro Rata for 18 Hours
11 Aug 2017
25 Aug 2017
Changes WBA
Part Time
Contract Type

Temporary Fixed Term Contract till 1/9/2020 Welfare Benefits Advisor

  • Exciting Challenge working with people in crisis to bring balance back to their lives
  • Specialist Welfare Benefits role for a local Charitable Organisation with a proven track record, working with a diverse client group
  • Competitive salary £22,595 – £22,955 full time 36 hours ( salary is pro rata for 18 hours), working in the boroughs of Liverpool, Halton and Knowsley

Working for SHAP

Shap is a highly regarded, innovative, practical and financially viable charity and voluntary organisation that works to sustain communities, reduce homelessness, increase the health and wellbeing of vulnerable adults and young people and improve the life chances of the next generation.

The Changes Project

The Changes: Bringing Balance Back Scheme is funded by The Big Lottery Fund to provide a number of key outcomes, each designed to support individuals  who have experienced hardship.

The Role

The role will be part time for 18 hours per week and it requires a specialist welfare benefits adviser, able to cover the full range of benefits and tax credits. The levels of advice will range from completion of forms, appeals to upper tribunal and will also require the provision of generalist money and housing advice.

The Advisor is expected to have the personal skills and abilities to effectively manage a changing caseload of clients, prioritising cases appropriately and supporting clients in identifying tactics for, and then moving closer to, leading more successful lives.

She / he will support the values of the organisation and work to ensure they are upheld at all times

Who Should Apply

If you are a proactive person with the required specialist knowledge, who can listen effectively, is supportive, works respectfully and can identify with the organisation and the Changes role, we would love to hear from you.

For an application pack or to request an informal chat about the role please e-mail recruitment@shap.org.uk or leave a message on 01744 29849

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