Welfare Rights Officer (Health)

Organisation: Salford City Council - Welfare Rights and Debt Advice Service
36 hours per week
£25,694 - £28,203
Location: Civic Centre, Swinton, Salford, Greater Manchester
Deadline: 27 January, 2017

This post is funded by Salford Primary Care Trust to address poverty and health inequalities through the provision of Welfare Rights advice in primary health care settings.

The job involves conducting advice sessions in local health centres/GP practices, undertaking individual case-work and representation, providing training and acting as a consultant to primary health care professionals and promoting benefit take-up work amongst key patient groups.

You should have proven experience and expertise in benefits work for at least two years. Being able to undertake tribunal representation and advocate on behalf of claimants is essential. You should be able to work on your own as well as part of a team, and be committed to the promotion of anti-poverty & social inclusion work.

The post carries an entitlement to a casual car user’s allowance.

Apply via www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk

Contact

Address: Welfare Rights and Debt Advice Service
2nd Floor - Salford Civic Centre,
Swinton
M27 5DA

E-mail: Richard.Bundy@salford.gov.uk

Tel: 0161 793 3117