Raise Vacancy – Welfare Rights Advisor

To champion the fight against poverty and inequality enabling people to take control of their lives.

Based in Liverpool but travel to the surrounding areas
Welfare Rights Advisor
35 hours a week
NJC Scale 6 (23,866 – £25,463)
Fixed term: 6 months (possible extension)

Established in 1999 Raise is an advice service that supports clients within their own home with welfare benefits, debt and financial capability advice at a specialist level. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team giving specialist welfare rights advice to Housing Association tenants.

Raise is a small charity with 23 staff, including a team of 8 welfare rights advisers, and two volunteers. We have very close contacts with five housing associations that refer tenants to us for benefits advice, debt advice, or financial capability.
We need a highly motivated individual who is passionate about empowering individuals to navigate the complexity that is our Social Security system. You will be experienced in providing speciality welfare rights advice, undertaking casework and tribunal representation. You will have excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate and work with a large variety of different people.

This job is for an experienced worker but if you are interested in pursuing a career in welfare rights you might also be interested in our trainee opportunities – please e-mail us.

Closing date: Friday 9 November 2018
Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 14 November 2018

For a job pack please visit www.benefitsadviceteam.co.uk or e-mail: admin@benefitsadviceteam.co.uk.

Registered charity number 1112830

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