What comes after “unprecedented”?

Having advertised 3 jobs in a relatively short period of time and used the word “unprecedented” GMWRAG now find ourselves advertising job number 4 of 2019 and stuck for a superlative (although not lacking in alliteration :)). The internet tells us we have choices like “anomalous” or “freakish”; “aberrant” or “ground-breaking”. GMWRAG is going with “marvellous”.

As ever this post is permanently available on our Vacancies page. At least until it joins our Vacancies archive. Full information can be found at GreaterJobs.

Salford City Council
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton, M27 5AW

Welfare Rights Officer (mental health)
Contract Type: Temporary to 1 September 2019 in the first instance)
Grade: 3B £26,470 – £29,055
Working Hours: 36 hours per week
Entitlement to a casual car user allowance

We are looking for an experienced welfare rights officer to join our dynamic and well established welfare rights and debt advice team.

This post provides a comprehensive specialist welfare benefits advice service for people with mental health problems.

Key responsibilities will include:
• Providing an advice service in a variety of mental health settings and in your client’s own homes
• Duty cover of our telephone and email welfare rights advice service
• Contributing to welfare rights training delivery
• Acting as an expert consultant and providing support for key mental health professionals

You should have:
• Up to date experience and expertise in benefits work including appeal representation
• a good appreciation of mental health and the benefit issues that relate to people with mental problems
• strong written and verbal communication skills
• an ability to work on your own as well as part of a team
• a commitment to the promotion of anti-poverty work

Role Profile.docx

Please be aware that this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and that you will be required to meet the cost of the DBS check – currently £44.00.  The payment for this will be deducted from your first four months’ salary payments at a rate of £11.00 per month.  If you do not commence employment for any reason but the DBS has been processed, you will be sent an invoice for the payment of £44.00.

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