Disability Welfare Benefits Advisor

June 7, 2021 12:33 pm

Disability Solutions West Midlands are seeking to recruit a Disability Welfare Benefits Advisor to support people with disabilities living in Stoke-on-Trent in securing appropriate welfare benefits/services and challenging incorrect decisions through appeal and tribunal. Based at Disability Solutions HQ (North Staffordshire Medical Institute in Hartshill), the successful candidate will have proven successful experience of working in the welfare benefits advice sector and will have an excellent working knowledge and experience of the welfare benefits system. The successful candidate will have a full driver licence and daily use of a car. This is a full-time post of 37hrs per week with a starting salary of £23,698 with employers pension contribution and Employee Assistance Programme. Due to Covid restrictions our work is currently undertaken on a remote basis. In 2022, and as Covid restrictions ease, we plan to undertake a blend of remote and face-to-face working.

This post will suit an experienced welfare benefits advisor who is looking to take their career in the advice sector to the next level of specialism. Specialist appeals/tribunal training will be provided for the right candidate. If you are interested in applying to join our progressive grassroots charity, please contact Mrs Washington at: mwashington@disability-solutions.net or 01782 667324 for job descriptions/person specifications and application forms or go to www.disabilitysolutions.org.uk to download them. We welcome applications from ex-military personnel.

Closing date for applications is Monday 28th June 2021 9:30am, with interviews to be held on Thurs 1st and Fri 2nd July 2021 at Disability Solutions HQ. Successful applicants will be required to prepare a 7-minute presentation to deliver at interview regarding:

“What are the main issues facing people with disabilities and long-term health conditions in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and how has Welfare Reform impacted upon their lives?”

 

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