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Welfare rights worker – Early Warning System (Maternity cover)

Organisation: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)
£34,035 to £37,618
Location: London
Deadline: 11 December, 2020

Welfare rights worker – Early Warning System

Temporary post – Maternity cover: six months with the possibility of extension

CPAG is looking for a welfare rights expert to maintain and develop our high profile Early Warning System (EWS) during a period of maternity leave which will last six months, with the possibility of extension.

The Early Warning System is CPAG’s flagship resource of case studies and information which illustrate the impacts of recent changes to the benefits system on claimants and highlight common areas of difficulty. CPAG uses information submitted by advisers to the EWS to better understand the impact of “welfare reform”, to develop and promote evidence-based innovations and improvements to the social security system and to influence policy and practice.

We are looking for an expert with comprehensive knowledge of benefits and tax credits who can promote participation in the EWS among the advice community, analyse EWS data to identify developing trends and areas of concern in the provision and administration of benefits and write and speak about their conclusions.

You will work as part of CPAG’s well respected and expert advice and rights team to promote the EWS and record submissions from the advice community and other professionals. You will have the opportunity to assist in the research and writing of CPAG reports and publications on recent social security changes, to present insights from the EWS externally and to contribute to the development of CPAG’s training, events and publications based on EWS reports.

This role is ideally suited to someone seeking to build on their experience as a welfare rights adviser and move into a role involving outreach, analysis and influencing policy. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience as part of a nationally recognised advice team, develop their understanding of the wider context of changes to the benefits system and contribute to CPAG’s research and campaigning to improve the social security system for the benefit of claimants.

Experience of gathering information on social security or a related area and drawing informed conclusions in writing would be an advantage. The successful candidate must have the ability to confidently present evidence and conclusions drawn from EWS data to a range of audiences including Government, policy makers, parliamentarians, funders and the advice community.

Closing date 5pm, 11 December 2020
Interviews 16, 17 or 18 December 2020

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