Age UK Teesside is an established local charity driven by the needs and aspirations of people in later life working to promote the health and well-being of older people. We currently have a vacancy for:
Welfare Benefits Advisor
Location: Hartlepool delivery (Office base in Middlesbrough)
Salary: £19,470 per annum
Hours per week: 37 hours – Monday to Friday
Type of contract: Fixed term – 3 years
We are seeking to employ a Welfare Benefits Advisor to provide a home visiting and telephone service for people aged 50+ in Hartlepool.
Applicants must have a proven track record of recent benefits advice including casework. You will need up-to-date knowledge of social security legislation and practice.
The successful candidate will advise and assist clients with welfare benefit related issues. This will include providing full benefit checks, advising on potential claims, completing application forms and taking action on the client’s behalf. You will also be actively involved in negotiating, and liaising with, statutory agencies.
Applicants need to be flexible, organised and team-spirited. Successful applicants will have access to training, support and a rewarding career.
Closing Date for applications: Thursday 25th April 2019 at 4 p.m.
Interviews will take place week commencing 29th April 2019
These posts are subject to DBS Enhanced Disclosure
CVs will not be accepted
Age UK Teesside is an Equal Opportunities Employer
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