Welfare Benefits Officer.

 

South Lakes Citizens Advice is recruiting a Macmillan Welfare Benefits Caseworker funded by Macmillan Cancer Support

Position:  Welfare Benefits Caseworker

Location: Kendal and /or Ulverston which is based in South Lakeland

Closing Date:  Friday 3 August 2018

Role details

Position:  Macmillan Welfare Benefits Caseworker.

Location: Kendal and /or Ulverston which is based in South Lakeland.

Salary: £21,700 – £23,600, Pro rata Actual £10,850 – £11,800.

Depending on experience plus 3% pension contribution.

Hours: 18.5 hours per week.

Contract: Fixed term.

Holidays 35 days per annum pro rata (including Bank Holidays.)

South Lakes Citizens Advice is a well-established and trusted local service based in the heart of South Lakeland, providing quality information, advice and representation to our community.

We deliver the aims and principles of Citizens Advice service by offering a comprehensive and   accessible service and by working actively for change in the policies and practices that impact on the lives of our clients.

We are currently recruiting for a Macmillan Welfare Benefits Caseworker to join our team. We have an established partnership with Macmillan and this post is funded by Macmillan. The role involves delivering welfare benefits advice up to specialist level to people with Cancer and those living and affected by Cancer. The post involves home visits and delivering sessions in the local hospital.

Role Purpose:

To provide quality welfare benefits advice service to those with  Cancer and those living and affected by Cancer. The post involves home visits and delivering sessions in the local hospital.

We are looking to recruit someone with the following qualities:

  • A minimum of one year’s recent experience of welfare benefits advice work
  • An understanding of the issues in advising people affected by long term health issues
  • Ability to undertake detailed casework  and manage a caseload
  • Ability to research, analyse and interpret complex information
  • Ability to plan, prioritise own work load and meet deadlines
  • Excellent  communications skills
  • Good I.T. skills
  • Positive approach to team work.

If this is you, please email [email protected] for an application pack.

Closing date:  Friday 3 August 2018

South Lakes Citizens Advice is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.