Welfare Benefits Advisor

Organisation: Disability Law Service
35 hours per week
£33,000
Location: London
Deadline: 22 October, 2018

This is an opportunity to work in a unique post as part of a collaboration between two highly respected charities. The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society and the Disability Law Service have been working in partnership for over 10 years to offer expert help and advice to people with MS and their families.

The MS Welfare Benefits Advisor will provide a dedicated first port of call for people across the UK affected by MS seeking advice on welfare benefits and will be responsible for casework, delivering training and attending events publicising the service.

The post will be based primarily at Disability Law Services office in Vauxhall, London, working in collaboration with the MS Legal Officer and DLS’ welfare benefits advice service. However the postholder will be expected to work a minimum of 1 day a week at the MS National Centre in Cricklewood.

To succeed in the role you must have a detailed knowledge of welfare benefits and the regulations relating to them and substantial experience of delivering information and advice, both over the phone and in writing.

Disability Law Service (DLS) is a unique national charity that has been providing free legal advice and representation for disabled people since 1975. Our purpose is to challenge the poverty and inequality faced by people with disabilities by securing equal access to legal rights and entitlements. DLS is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.

25 days annual leave + public holidays.

To apply please send a cv with a covering letter to jobs@dls.org.uk

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 22nd October 2018.


 

Contact

Address: The Foundry
17 Oval Way

E-mail: eric@dls.org.uk

Tel: 0207 791 9824