Macmillan Welfare Rights Officer

Location
Shropshire
Salary
£28,221 -£32,233
Posted
28 Sep 2018
Closes
19 Oct 2018
Job Ref
WLV000002227
Job Type
Community
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Part-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 rolling fixed-term contract until the end of December 2019 with the potential to be extended, to the post of:

Welfare Rights Officer (Shropshire - based at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital)

• 30 hours per week

• Grade 6 £28,221 (pro rata) 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.

The post holder 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 Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For more information about this post, please contact Helen Winfield on (01902) 555351 (helen.winfield@wolverhampton.gov.uk) or Caroline Morris 07469 410462 (caroline.morris’wolverhampton.gov.uk

PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.

Closing date 17th October 2018.

Interview date 24th October 2018

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