Welfare Benefits Specialist

Organisation: Southdown Housing Assoication
37 hours per week
£26,318 to £28,773 plus £1000 car allowance per year
Location: Lewes, East Sussex but with travel around Sussex
Deadline: 18 March, 2018

Financial Inclusion Team

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a newly established Financial Inclusion Team, increasing Southdown's financial capability offer to clients accessing our services. The aim of the team is to ensure that the organisation is best placed to provide effective specialist support, equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge to be prepared for the roll out of universal credit, to claim the correct benefits, to manage their claims on line, to be digitally capable and safe and to improve their budgeting skills.

Welfare Benefits Specialist (1 year fixed term) - Based in Lewes but with travel across Sussex.

We are looking to appoint a Welfare Benefits Specialist, who will, as part of this central Financial Inclusion team, carry out central functions such as covering the dedicated telephone line, developing and delivering welfare benefit, financial and digital capability training, and maintaining a Financial Inclusion Intranet page. You will provide this training and specialist support to both staff and clients. You will provide enhanced support to the Financial Inclusion officers, being a resource for staff and clients with regard to Welfare Reform, financial and digital capability.
Your day to day work will vary but will include:

You will have substantial experience and knowledge of the welfare benefit sector, delivering welfare benefit/financial capability training and maintaining professional joint working relationships to ensure you are kept up to date with local and national initiatives within the welfare sector. You will have excellent communication skills, self-management, and a good eye for detail. You will be a proactive individual with the ability to win support for new initiatives. You will also be committed to the ongoing development and growth of the Financial Inclusion offer Southdown provides to its clients/tenants.

This post requires you to be a driver with access to a car for work purposes.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 18 March 2018

Interviews will be held: Tuesday 27 March 2018

For more information and to apply, please see our website www.southdown.org/jobs


Address: 2 Bell Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1JU

E-mail: jobs@southdown.org

Tel: 01273 405 800