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Welfare Benefits Caseworker

Organisation: Hackney Community Law Centre
35 hours per week
Location: London Borough of Hackney
Deadline: 1 April, 2019

Context of the post: This post is funded by the Big Lottery Fund for three years.

We are looking for an experienced welfare benefits specialist to join our team who meets the LAA supervisor standards. They will be expected to deliver a range of outreach, advice, casework, and representation services to Hackney residents, with a focus on the impact of Universal Credit. They will also be expected to provide money management and financial capability training to residents needing support. The intention is to provide clients with legal support which is as holistic as possible and which helps clients’ achieve sustainable improvements in their circumstances.

You will be expected to run a caseload and provide advocacy at the First Tier and Upper Tribunals.

You will be part of an award winning strong social welfare team. We have a public law contract and will also be looking to identify suitable cases for judicial review.

For an application pack and further information visit our website or email stating clearly your email subject “Welfare Benefits Recruitment”.

For an informal discussion please telephone Sean Canning on 0208 985 5236.

Applications should be emailed to

Closing date for applications is Monday 1 April 2019 @ noon


Address: 8 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney.


Tel: +44 20 898 55236