Welfare Rights Officer

Location
Wolverhampton/Shropshire
Salary
£27,668 -£31,601
Posted
26 Jul 2017
Closes
15 Aug 2017
Job Ref
WLV000001738
Job Type
Community
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

Macmillan Cancer Support and the City of Wolverhampton Council in partnership provide a Macmillan Welfare Rights Service in Wolverhampton and Shropshire. The service provides advice, support, information, advocacy and representation to people living with cancer, their family members and carers. The service also provides appropriate benefits training to other professionals and volunteers as required.

We are recruiting on a fixed-term contract until the end of June 2018, to the post of:

Welfare Rights Officer (Shropshire - based at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital)
• 37 hours per week
• Grade 6 £27,668 per annum

You must have recent experience of high quality advice in social security law and practice, and experience of regular and effective representation at tribunals. You must be able to train others and have excellent communication and negotiation skills. You must have the ability to design and produce effective information packages for both claimants and professionals.

Previous applicants need not apply.

The postholder will be an employee of the Welfare Rights Service, Adult Social Care, City of Wolverhampton Council on a fixed-term contract. The project will be funded by Macmillan Cancer Support.


All applicants should note that this post will require an enhanced criminal records check.

For more information about this post, please contact Helen Winfield on (01902) 555351 (helen.winfield@wolverhampton.gov.uk).

CLOSING DATE: 13 August 2017. INTERVIEW DATE: 18th August 2017

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