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Welfare Benefits Advisor – Adults

Employer
CHM
Location
Clem Attlee Court, London SW6
Salary
£27k to £30k negotiable & dependent on experience
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

Welfare Benefits Advisor – Adults 
Salary:
£27k to £30k negotiable & dependent on experience 
Training can be provided in key areas of the role for those with essential experience. 
Hours: 37.5 hours a week 
Place of work: Clem Atlee Court, SW6 
Contract period: Permanent 
Accountable to: Welfare Benefits Team Leader

The Organisation
This charity, founded in 1979, is one of London’s leading Disabled People’s Organisations. As they believe in the Social Model of Disability, their values and principles embrace inclusive and accessible ways of working both internally and in all their activities, seek the participation and contribution of members, and encourage and respect diversity.

The organisation is a medium sized charity with a Board of Trustees, 24 staff and a strong ad hoc staff and volunteer base including many with direct experience of disability - all of whom are passionate about removing the barriers that disabled people face.

They provide five key services. These are: Youth, Employment, Welfare Benefits, Independent Living and Direct Payments.

This charity's Welfare Benefits Service
The Welfare Benefits Service provides free independent advice and assistance to all disabled residents and their carers who live and work in Hammersmith and Fulham borough. The service is for all ages, including parents and carers of disabled children.

The organisation provides free advice and assistance, up to and including Tribunal level, on all Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) benefits, Tax Credits, and some local authority benefits.

Welfare Benefits Advisor will

  • Provide high quality Welfare Benefits advice and casework and, as appropriate, representation at the 1st Tier Tribunals for disabled individuals of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
  • Write Mandatory Reconsideration requests and in a limited number of cases, write appeal submissions.
  • Undertake direct welfare advice and casework.
  • Maintain appropriate records of work undertaken using an appropriate electronic Welfare Benefits Recording and Information System via the organisation's Charity Log, and through the use of Excel
  • Gather information to monitor and evaluate the service.
  • Assist with funding applications / tender bids by providing basic factual information to Fund Raising Manager/CEO/Managers to enable them to apply for funding and also enable them to write funding/tender applications.
  • Contribute to Welfare Benefits related publicity material, social media, reports for the Board of Trustees and other stakeholders and other documents as required.
  • This post requires travel to different locations, e.g. for home visits.

For all work:

  • Work in a person-centred way
  • Produce agreed regular monitoring and progress reports
  • Comply with the organisation's agreed policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the wider development of the service and contribute to service improvement as required.
  • Be computer literate and administratively self-supporting.
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as identified by the line manager.

Ongoing consideration of applications up to; 12noon Tuesday 09th July 2024 
Interviews; on receipt of shortlisted applications between 09th to 18th July

This organisation prides itself on being an accessible and equal opportunity employer and positively welcomes applications from Disabled people.

Interested?

Please click 'Apply' and follow the job board process. You will receive an email from CHM Recruit containing further information on how to apply for the role.
Please note that although you may be asked by the job board to upload a CV, you are not applying at this stage.

No agencies please.

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