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Benefits Advisor

Organisation: Maggie's Centres
37.5 hours per week
£23,113 - £29,905
Location: Cardiff
Deadline: 1 April, 2019

Maggie's is seeking an experienced and empathetic Benefits Advisor to join the team in our new Cardiff Centre.

The post holder will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing Maggie’s integrated programme of support to people affected by cancer in accordance with Maggie’s policies and procedures, model, culture, ethos and brand.

The post holder will be responsible for providing support to enable people affected by cancer to maximise income. They will achieve this through providing advice and assisting people to access available benefits and other sources of financial help. This support may be provided on a ‘drop in’ basis and through a programme of booked appointments.

The post holder will be responsible for all administration and appropriate follow up in relation to claims and advice. They will be responsible for liaising with other statutory and voluntary bodies as required.

They will also have responsibility for creating the conditions for maintaining ongoing relationships with people accessing the centre, and in collaboration with colleagues for enabling people to access all aspects of Maggie's programme to ensure ongoing and effective cancer support.

The post holder will be responsible for supporting the Centre Head in the promotion of Maggie’s programme of cancer support.

They will be responsible for recording data in relation to their own work in accordance with Maggie’s policies and procedures, and will contribute to Maggie's programme of annual audit, centre review and triennial review.

In addition to a rewarding career, Maggie’s offers a range of staff benefits including competitive holiday entitlement, workplace pension, option to apply to continue NHS pension, sick pay scheme and travel and cycle loans.

For more details on how to apply, including a job description, please visit the Maggie's website: https://www.maggiescentres.org/about-maggies/work-for-us/latest-vacancies/benefits-advisor-cardiff/

Applications should be by email in the format of two separate documents - CV with covering letter - to Carys Winship at recruitment@maggiescentres.org

The closing date for applications is Monday 1st April at 9am.