Job Vacancies

GMWRAG has periodically advertised posts on behalf of our members in the past but we thought it would be useful to set this up as a permanent page rather than the individual posts we’ve done in the past. The advice sector is contracting at present but keep looking and we’re sure that from time to time you’ll spot things appearing here.

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LATEST VACANCIES – UPDATED on the 4th of October 2018

Welfare Benefits Adviser

Trafford Age UK logoSalary: £16,432 (£20,541 pro rata 28 hours) + pension 

28 hrs per week to be worked flexibly to suit operational needs

 We need an experienced and enthusiastic benefits adviser to work in our Information and Advice service. The post holder must be able to complete benefit application forms and to provide general benefits advice and support.

Closing date: 22nd October 2018

Interview Date: 26th October 2018

To apply go to our website and click on the vacancy section on the front page.  Return your completed pack by email to:  or post: The Sharples Building, 1-3 Church Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 9EH

Registered Charity No: 1109047

Company Ltd by guarantee no: 5384301


People Directorate

Welfare Rights & Debt Advice Service

Welfare Rights Adviser (Direct Payments)

18 hours (job share)

Scale 2C £20,456 – £22,434

Scale 3A £23,166 – £25,694

Scale 3B   £25,694 – £28,203

[Pro Rata. Scale depends on level of experience and ability]

Personalisation of services provided by local authorities led to an increase in the number of people opting to use a direct payment from Adult Social Care to organise their own care. The flexibility offered by taking a direct payment has increased the number of people who choose to employ a personal assistant to provide the support they require. This post is designed to provide complex benefit advice to those people who chose this option. It involves working closely with disabled people, their carers and social work staff in order to identify benefit issues, offer advice on the options available to maximise income for service use and the potential employee. The post holder will join a team of Welfare Rights staff dedicated to ensuring that users of domiciliary services receive their correct benefit entitlement and can make an informed choice about the way their care needs are met.

The successful applicant will need to have:-

  • proven experience and expertise in Welfare Benefit advice work
  • a well developed understanding of Direct Payment legislation
  • an understanding of how charges for non-residential care services are worked out
  • an understanding of care commissioning procedures
  • experience of working with disabled people
  • the ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely

Further information available from

Closing date: Friday 16th March 2018   


An archive of previous job adverts has been created so you can get an idea of who advertises with us and how.