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Salford City Council

HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE

Welfare Rights & Debt Advice Service

2 x Welfare Rights Adviser (Carers)

Scale 2C £20,456 – £22,434 (Ref: 50025907)
Scale 3A £23,166 – £25,694
Scale 3B £25,694 – £28,203
[Scale depends on level of experience and ability]

The Care Act introduced additional responsibilities for local authorities in relation to Carers. These two posts have been newly created in order to provide benefit advice to carers and the ‘cared for’ to help maintain their financial independence. It involves working closely with disabled people, their carers and social work staff in order to identify benefit issues and offer advice on the options available to maximise income for service use and the local authority via charging for services.

The post holder will join a team of Welfare Rights staff dedicated to ensuring that users of Social Services domiciliary services receive their correct benefit entitlement and can make an informed choice about the way that their care needs are met.

The successful applicant will need to have:-

• Proven experience and expertise in Welfare Benefits advice work;
• An understanding of charging policies for non-residential services
• Experience of working with disabled people;
• The ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely;

The post carries an entitlement to a casual user’s car allowance.

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.

Closing date: Friday 27th January 2017

Job Description.pdf
Person Specification.pdf

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Salford City Council

HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE

Welfare Rights & Debt Advice Service

WELFARE RIGHTS OFFICER
(Health)

Scale 3B £25,694 – £28,203 (Ref: 50004034)

This post is funded by Salford Primary Care Trust to address poverty and health inequalities through the provision of Welfare Rights advice in primary health care settings

The job involves conducting advice sessions in local health centres/GP practices, undertaking individual case-work and representation, providing training and acting as a consultant to primary health care professionals and promoting benefit take-up work amongst key patient groups.

You should have proven experience and expertise in benefits work for at least two years. Being able to undertake tribunal representation and advocate on behalf of claimants is essential. You should be able to work on your own as well as part of a team, and be committed to the promotion of anti-poverty & social inclusion work.

The post carries an entitlement to a casual car user’s allowance.

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.

Closing date: Friday 27th January 2017

Job Description.pdf
Person Specification.pdf


SUPERVISING SOLICITOR

People are facing greater and greater hardship as a result of cuts in benefits, homelessness, uncertainty at work, and escalating racism. Legal aid – which is an essential part of the welfare state – has been cut again and again. The people most in need across the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester are being deprived of access to justice.

Greater Manchester Law Centre has been set up as a clear challenge to this. We now have premises (the main Princess Road in inner city Moss Side) and volunteers providing some legal advice (welfare rights, with sessional solicitors offering more widely).

We have been generously supported by two national charitable trusts to appoint a Supervising Solicitor so that we can become a “law centre” (full member of the Law Centres Network) and start to supervise and regulate all our advice and representation.

We are looking for a truly tremendous person (or possibly a job share) to make the law centre’s policy demands and fulfill our service delivery aims.

This will be a three year post (in the first instance) and requires someone who is able to start up the paid work force from almost scratch. Anyone who is interested is invited to contact j.nicholson@kenworthysbarristers.co.uk or denise@gmiau.org in the first instance (for informal inquiries and information).

Formal applications will need to be made by 12.00pm (noon) on Monday the 7th of November 2016 and we are hoping that interviews will be able to be held in Manchester within the next 10 days after that.

Further details available on www.gmlaw.org.uk

[*Currently this is “Greater Manchester Law Centre Steering Group” – full membership of the Law Centres Network is to be considered at their next meeting in November 2016]

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Oldham Council are advertising for a part-time WRO post. Details are as follows:

Welfare Rights Officer

Ref: COM16/68238

Employer: Oldham Council

Location: Oldham Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1NL

Salary: £24,717 – £29,033 p.a.

Salary Grade: 6

Working Pattern: Part Time

Working Hours: 18.67 hrs per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date: 17/10/2016 23:59

Job Type: Administration/Clerical, Customer Service, Case Officers

Interview Date: TBC

Full details can be found on the Your Council Jobs site and a job description can be downloaded from here. ___________________________________________________________

Corporate and Commercial Services

Finance, Customer and Business Support Services,

Welfare Rights Service

Welfare Rights Officer

Ref: COM16/66842

Salary: £24,717- £29,033 p.a. Grade 6

Please see additional Terms and Conditions here.

We welcome applications from residents of Oldham as part of our campaign to Get Oldham Working. For more information please visit http://www.oldham.gov.uk/get_oldham_working

Hours: 36.40 per week

Based: Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham. OL1 1XJ

Closing date: 26th of September 2016

Shortlisting & Interview Date: TBC

Role overview

Working within the council’s Welfare Rights Service, you will be a committed team player and a capable individual, dedicated to providing excellent standards of service and accurate information to increase the knowledge of Welfare Rights and uptake of Benefits by providing information, advice and advocacy on Welfare and other Rights to the residents of Oldham through local advice sessions and referrals from others.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide support, negotiation, advocacy and specialist level representation in relation to benefits and welfare rights, including the preparation of comprehensive benefit appeals and representation at tribunals.
  • Ensure clients’ incomes are maximised via the take up of appropriate DWP and Council benefits and take full advantage of local/national grant assistance.
  • Provide face to face advice/deliver outreach sessions at locations across the borough, developing new benefit surgeries as required.
  • Interpret and explain legislation/case law, to ensure clients understand the options and implications of letters and other official documents, making recommendations on best course of action.
  • Develop resources and deliver information on benefits, welfare rights, welfare reform and associated issues to internal and external services and user groups.

Key Requirements

To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:

  • The ability and experience to analyse and interpret information and present it effectively to various audiences to inform decision-making.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to effectively engage, advise and support residents with confidence to challenge where appropriate, based upon evidence.
  • Excellent organisational skills will be needed to agree, develop and manage duty cover and casework provision ensuring residents, Senior Officers and the Tribunal service have access to appropriate and timely information regarding casework, challenges and appeals.

Please visit www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk to apply for this vacancy.

Our Values

Oldham Council is a leading Local Authority; shortlisted for the Local Government Chronicle Council of the Year 2014 and described as “an ambitious and effective Council” by the Local Government Association. We want people who share our values and can deliver for the Borough of Oldham. To find out more about who we are, what we do and why you should join us please visit our dedicated careers pages where you will also find useful guidance on how best to complete the application form:   www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200270/working_at_the_council

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Welfare Reform Support Officer
Salary £17,891 – £25,694 (NJC Points 18-29) Closing Date 27-Jun-16
Hours 35 hours per week Interview Date 04-Jul-16
Annual Leave 25 days + 4 Additional Days Location Manchester

We are currently recruiting for: Welfare Reform Support Officer.

Lifeline Project is a national charity dedicated to improving the lives of individuals, families and communities affected by drugs and alcohol. We work with individuals, families and communities both to prevent and reduce harm, to promote recovery and challenge inequalities linked to drug and alcohol misuse.

For an informal discussion in confidence about this post please email david.bligh@lifeline.org.uk to arrange a convenient time/date.

The closing date for completed application forms is midday on the 27th of June 2016.
Interviews will take place week commencing the 4th of July 2016.

All posts are subject to DBS Disclosures, and receipt of satisfactory references.

Lifeline welcomes applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or age. Applicants are considered on the basis of their merits and abilities for the job.


Salford City Council

Community, Health and Social Care

Welfare Rights and Debt Advice Service

WELFARE RIGHTS OFFICER (MENTAL HEALTH)

Job reference: 50004029

Location: Civic Centre. Swinton.

Salary: £25,440 – £27,924 pa.

Salary Grade: Grade 3B.

Working Pattern: Full-time.

Working Hours: 36 hours pw.

Contract Type: Fixed-term, maternity cover.

Closing date:  11:59pm on the 31st of May 2016.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Temporary cover is required for this post whilst the post-holder is on maternity leave. The period will run from mid July 2016 until the post-holder returns. It is anticipated that this will be approximately 9 months.

We are looking for someone with commitment and enthusiasm to join our expert welfare rights and debt advice team to provide a comprehensive Welfare Rights service for people with mental health conditions. You will provide direct advice and casework, as well as consultative support and training to key professional staff. You will offer a flexible service and be willing to carry out home visits and work in mental health settings.

You should have

  • at least two years recent experience and
  • expertise in benefits work.

You must have

  • experience of appeal tribunal representation.
  • a good understanding of recent and future changes to the social security system and how they impact on people with mental health issues.
  • a good appreciation of mental health issues and be committed to the promotion of anti-poverty work.

Application forms from:  www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk.

Salford Credit Union Credit Union Outreach and Money Mentor

Salford Credit Union is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and organised individual to join the Credit Union team. You will be able to deliver money management training to local groups and promote the benefits of credit union membership. You will also work with local partners to develop a toolkit for other volunteers and staff to use.

This exciting, challenging role would suit someone who is proactive, with excellent communication skills and experience in delivering workshops in money management or similar. You will need knowledge of community issues relating to financial exclusion and ability to act with tact and discretion. You will also need to be computer literate and able to keep accurate records and write reports for a range of audiences.

This post has been grant funded for a year. The salary is £15,360 for 24 hours/week usually over four 6 hour days (equivalent to £24,000 per annum full time).

Because of the nature of the role (including working with schools), the successful candidate will be required to undertake a credit check and Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing Date:  12pm Sunday 15 May 2016

Interviews are scheduled for: Monday 23 May 2016

To download a recruitment pack please visit our website (no CVs):

http://www.salfordcreditunion.com/salford-credit-union-employment-opportunity-outreach-and-money-mentor-role/

Send your completed application forms to Sheila.murtagh@salfordcreditunion.com or by post to:
Salford Credit Union, The Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford M6 5QQ.

For further info contact:  Sheila Murtagh on 0161 686 5880.

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We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed person to join our Benefits Advice Team which provides a comprehensive welfare rights service to members of the public, staff of the Authority and community groups in Trafford. The post-holder will work with the team as part of an advice hub with other agencies. Applicants must have at least two years full time experience of providing advice on the full range of benefits and of representing clients at appeal tribunals.

The Children, Families and Wellbeing Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

A revised set of employment terms and conditions has been agreed by Trafford Council and have been implemented from 1st April 2014. Further details about terms and conditions are contained in the Information for Applicants fact sheet.

Ref: CW60182

Employer: Trafford Council

Location: Waterside House, Sale M33 7ZF

Salary: £25,440 – £27,123 per annum

Salary Grade: Band 6 (points 29 – 31)

Working Pattern: Part Time

Working Hours: 25.375 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date: 21st of April 2016.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

Interested applicants should go to Your Council Jobs.

Salford Credit Union Credit Union Outreach and Money Mentor

Salford Credit Union is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and organised individual to join the Credit Union team. You will be able to deliver money management training to local groups and promote the benefits of credit union membership. You will also work with local partners to develop a toolkit for other volunteers and staff to use.

This exciting, challenging role would suit someone who is proactive, with excellent communication skills and experience in delivering workshops in money management or similar. You will need knowledge of community issues relating to financial exclusion and ability to act with tact and discretion. You will also need to be computer literate and able to keep accurate records and write reports for a range of audiences.

This post has been grant funded for a year. The salary is £15,360 for 24 hours/week usually over four 6 hour days (equivalent to £24,000 per annum full time).

Because of the nature of the role (including working with schools), the successful candidate will be required to undertake a credit check and Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing Date:  12pm Sunday 15 May 2016

Interviews are scheduled for: Monday 23 May 2016

To download a recruitment pack please visit our website (no CVs):

http://www.salfordcreditunion.com/salford-credit-union-employment-opportunity-outreach-and-money-mentor-role/

Send your completed application forms to Sheila.murtagh@salfordcreditunion.com or by post to:
Salford Credit Union, The Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford M6 5QQ.

For further info contact:  Sheila Murtagh on 0161 686 5880.

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We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed person to join our Benefits Advice Team which provides a comprehensive welfare rights service to members of the public, staff of the Authority and community groups in Trafford. The post-holder will work with the team as part of an advice hub with other agencies. Applicants must have at least two years full time experience of providing advice on the full range of benefits and of representing clients at appeal tribunals.

The Children, Families and Wellbeing Service is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

A revised set of employment terms and conditions has been agreed by Trafford Council and have been implemented from 1st April 2014. Further details about terms and conditions are contained in the Information for Applicants fact sheet.

Ref: CW60182

Employer: Trafford Council

Location: Waterside House, Sale M33 7ZF

Salary: £25,440 – £27,123 per annum

Salary Grade: Band 6 (points 29 – 31)

Working Pattern: Part Time

Working Hours: 25.375 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing date: 21st of April 2016.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

Interested applicants should go to Your Council Jobs.

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Organisation: Greater Manchester Hazards Centre and Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group

 

21 hours per week. £15,925
Location: Manchester
Deadline: 19th of December 2014     

Asbestos Victims Support Group Worker – Administration and Benefits.

  1. Administrative support for GMAVSG. This includes: making Blue Badge applications for clients; organising mailings; assisting in maintaining and updating databases; telephone work.
  2. Individual case work on benefits and other welfare rights for people suffering from asbestos related diseases. This includes providing information and assistance by telephone, making home visits to assist in claiming appropriate benefits, taking work histories, maintaining case files. Note: Training will be given for this aspect of the work for anyone who does not have experience in welfare rights work but is willing to learn about the relevant benefits for this group of clients.
  3. Involvement in campaigning, including assisting in organising events, lobbying MPs, attending meetings, assisting in organising meetings.

Closing date: 19th December 2014

Interview date: 7th January 2015

You can download all relevant documents below:

Job Advert

Job Description

Application Form

Notes for applicants

 

Please note the different hours and titles for the two posts listed below.

COMMUNITIES, CHILDREN’S, ADULTS AND HEALTH

CUSTOMER CARE AND ADVOCACY

WELFARE REFORM INFORMATION OFFICER

Grade F – £10,534 to £11,973 per annum

18 hours per week

Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until 31st March 2015

If you wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis then you will need to seek approval from your current manager before submitting your application

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Welfare Reform Information Officer to support the development and delivery of a new web based resource.

You will use your expertise and knowledge in welfare rights advice work to research and publicise information to the new ‘Help with Benefits’ web resource. This includes the development of factsheets and self-help material for residents to access as an alternative to face to face or telephone advice. Ongoing maintenance of the published content will be required to ensure that it is up to date and continues to meet the needs of front line services, community group and residents. In addition the post holder will also support the development of the council’s welfare rights website and be required to communicate via social media.

If you have an interest in social welfare law and the use of technology to support and deliver services, we would love to hear from you

For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Janine.yates@tameside.gov.uk or telephone 0161 342 3494

Reference No: COM259

Closing date: 1st May 2014

WELFARE REFORM TRAINING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKER

Grade F – £17,556 to £19,954 per annum

30 hours per week

Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until 31st March 2015

If you wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis then you will need to seek approval from your current manager before submitting your application

We are looking for a Welfare Reform Training and Community Development Worker to take forward the Council’s communication strategy around the welfare reform agenda which has a significant impact on our communities.

This is a unique opportunity to apply your knowledge around welfare reform to support front facing staff and community groups to understand welfare reform and to know where to direct people for information, resources and support. This will include the development and delivery of a new programme of training to up skill front line officers to deal with some of the impacts of the welfare reform changes to support Tameside residents. You will also act as a point of reference to these organisations for the lifetime of the project

If you have an interest in social welfare law and have experience in working within communities then we would love to hear from you.

For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Janine.yates@tameside.gov.uk or telephone 0161 342 3494

Reference No: COM258

Closing date: 1st May 2014

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Benefits Advice Officer

Ref

CW26478

Employer

Trafford Council

Location

Waterside House, Sale, Cheshire M33 7ZF

Salary

£23,945 – £26,539 per annum

Salary Grade

Band 6 (points 28 – 31)

Working Pattern

Full Time (occasional evenings)

Working Hours

36.25 hours per week

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Closing date

6/10/13 at 23:59pm

Job Type

Administration/Clerical, Customer Service, Revenues/Benefits

Interview date

Week commencing 21 October 2013

Fixed term posts – one post fixed term until 30 September 2014 and the other fixed term until 31 March 2015 (linked to funding)

We are seeking to appoint two enthusiastic and committed people to join the Benefits Advice Team which provides a comprehensive welfare rights service to members of the public, staff of the Authority and community groups in Trafford. The post-holder will work with the team as part of an advice hub with other agencies. Applicants must have at least two years full time experience of providing advice on the full range of benefits and of representing clients at appeal tribunals.

Secondments considered (internal and within AGMA).  If applying on this basis then you should discuss the opportunity with your current line manager and obtain permission to be released from your post before making an application.

To apply please visit www.yourcounciljobs.co.uk/trafford

Employment terms and conditions for Trafford Council staff are currently under review.

Candidates should be aware that a revised set of terms and conditions will be in place from 1st January 2014. Further details about the changes are contained within the Terms and Conditions Proposals Information Booklet.

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The Oddfellows.

Care and Welfare Advice and Information Worker.

Do you have experience in advising, advocating, or giving information about health and social care issues?

Are you interested in a varied role supporting Oddfellows members and Branches with all aspects of health, care and welfare including giving telephone advice, communicating information, delivering Member Benefits and supporting volunteer Welfare Visitors?

You will join a small national Care and Welfare team based at the Oddfellows Office in Manchester.

Actual Salary: £10,585 (pro rata £21,170)  , 17 hours a week, permanent post

Closing date: 1pm Monday 22nd April, 2013

For details of the Post and an application form please email.
For further information about the Oddfellows Care and Welfare Department go to https://www.oddfellows.co.uk/CareAndAdvice

The Oddfellows is a not for profit Friendly Society run by its members, offering social opportunities and advice and support when needed.
Telephone: 0161 832 9361 x2356

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Greater Manchester Hazards Centre 

Asbestos Victims Support Group Worker

Part-time – 3 days per week (21 Hours);

£16,230 per annum (pro rata of full-time gross salary of £27,052 from 1st April 2012, Local Authority scale point 32).

Based in Manchester.

To provide support and advice on benefits to asbestos victims and their families and to campaign on asbestos issues. Welfare benefits background essential.

Closing date: Monday 11th March 2013

Interview date: Tuesday 19th March 2013

For application form, job description and person specification: Tel: 0161 636 7555 or download from website www.gmhazards.org.uk

Greater Manchester Hazards Centre

Asbestos Support Group Coordinator

Full-time, 35 hours/week, £27,849 (Local Authority scale point 33)

Based in Manchester

To provide support and advice on benefits to asbestos victims and their families and to campaign on asbestos issues.  Welfare benefits background essential.

Closing date: 4 December 2012 Interview date: 13 December 2012

For application form, job description and person specification: Tel: 0161 636 7555 or download from the website www.gmhazards.org.uk Telephone: 0161 636 7555 Organisation: GMAVSG/GMHC

The application form and job description can also be downloaded from this page.

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Welfare Rights Officer x 2

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with enthusiasm and experience to join a service that has the Quality Mark at Specialist level for benefits advice.

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and experience to join our Welfare Rights Service, helping customers to resolve complex problems with social security benefits.

The post is based in a supportive team setting, with a good staff training programme, flexible working hours and offices that are fully accessible.

As a minimum, the successful candidate will need

• very good benefit knowledge and

• Experience in advice and advocacy work, including significant tribunal representation.

Here is the full job description and person specification.

Stockport Council – Valuing Diversity.

Ref: JA 16983

Employer: Stockport Council

Location: Stopford House, Stockport

Salary: £24,646-£28,636

Salary Grade: SO1

Working Pattern: Full Time

Working Hours: 37 hours, fixed term for 1 year

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Closing date: 17/09/2012 10:00

Job Type: Administration/Clerical, Finance

Interview Date: 1/10/2012

The above details can be found at the Stockport site which is where you would apply via the Apply Now button.

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Age UK Trafford

Benefits Adviser
Salary: £17,161 pro rata
25 Hours per week (£12257)
(Based in Urmston)
 
The role includes information, advice and support on benefit entitlement in person, by telephone, at outreach and home visit

Applicants must have:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience of the provision of benefits advice
  • Ability to use traditional IT packages and the internet

For an application pack, telephone Elaine Barton on our recruitment line 0161 746 3945 or email : elaine.barton@ageuktrafford.org.uk

20a Station Road, Urmston, Manchester M41 9JN

Closing Date:  12.00 noon 20 April 2012

 

Registered Charity No: 1109047

Company Ltd by guarantee no: 5384301

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Advice Development Manager

Salary:                    £28,636 pa

Hours:                     35 per week with 28 days holiday per year

Manchester Mind has 12 months funding from the Advice Services Fund for a Manager of the organisation’s well established Advice Team.

Manchester Mind has provided advice in areas of housing, money advice and welfare benefits to people with mental health issues since the organisation (formerly HARP) was founded in 1989.

We are looking for an experienced manager to develop our existing advice service.

You should have experience of delivering welfare benefits advice to specialist level and housing and/or money advice to general help with casework. You will be able to take on a smallcomplex caseload including representation at Social Security and Disability Appeal Tribunals. You will have an up to date understanding of the changing legislation relating to Social Security Benefits.

Alongside this you will need to be able to manage a team of advice workers within 3 Manchester Mind Projects.  An important role will also be to support the Service to submit funding applications and develop partnerships to strengthen the advice provision.  This is a challenging but exciting opportunity and you will be well supported by an organisation that has acommitment to and recognition of the importance of advice provision to people who may be vulnerable and marginalised.

For an application pack please email Manchester Mind  or ring Dan Gratton on 0161 226 9907.

Closing date for applications is 11th April and interviews will be held on 18th April 2012.

Manchester Mind is striving to be an equal opportunities employer.

Manchester Mind welcomes applications from people with personal experience of mental health problems.

Manchester Mind is a registered charity No. 1102058 and a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 4738057.

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Manchester Citizens Advice Bureaux

Manchester Citizens Advice Bureaux Service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic person with recent advice experience and excellent communication skills.

Based at our Central Manchester premises, you will provide a dedicated telephone advice service for exclusive use by members of the Oddfellows Unity Society.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:

  •  A minimum of 6 months recent experience of delivering generalist advice to the public
  • Sensitive listening and questioning skills in order to allow clients to explain their problem(s) and empower them to set their own priorities.
  • An ability to work without close supervision.

Post:             Generalist Adviser – Oddfellows Advice Line

Hours:          35 hours (Job Share Considered)

Salary:          £19,621 per annum

Closing date for post:  Monday 26th March 2012 at 5pm

Interview date:           Interviews take place Friday 30th of  March 2012 

Application Packs

An application pack and details for both of these posts can be downloaded from the ‘Job Vacancy’ section of the Manchester CAB website.

You can also request an electronic version by emailing Jo-Anne Sharkey or by telephoning our HR department on 0161 839 7300.

Manchester Citizens Advice Bureau Service has a strong commitment to equality and working with diverse communities.

Manchester Citizens Advice Bureaux

2 x Vacancies

Manchester Citizens Advice Bureau is a progressive and dynamic advice service offering an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team. Operating from six advice centres and a range of outreach venues locations we employ over 100 people supported by 120 volunteers. Our approach is client centred and focused on a commitment to quality and diversity.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic people with excellent benefits and debt advice experience, communication skills and the ability to work in an outreach environment to the following two posts.

Post 1:            Benefits and Money Advice Caseworker

Hours:            35 hours per week             

Salary:            £22,221 per annum

This post is funded by Southway Housing Trust. The caseworker will provide benefits and debt advice to tenants of the housing trust. You will assist people in claiming, maximising and challenging their welfare benefits and in dealing with their debt / financial affairs.

Post 2:            GP Outreach Adviser

Hours:            35 hours per week

Salary:            £19,621 per annum

The adviser will provide a readily accessible advice and information service for people who attend health centres in particular benefits and debt advice. You will assist people in claiming, maximising and challenging their welfare benefits and in dealing with their debt / financial affairs and where appropriate support people back into work.

Closing date for both posts:     Monday 13th February 2012 – 5pm

Interview date for both posts:   Week commencing Monday 20th February 2012

PLEASE NOTE: Both posts are initially funded for 12 months with the possibility of continuation of funding.

Application Packs

An application pack and details for both of these posts can be downloaded from the ‘Job Vacancy’ section of the Manchester CAB website.

You can also request an electronic version by emailing Jo-Anne Sharkey or by telephoning our HR department on 0161 839 7300.

Manchester Citizens Advice Bureau Service has a strong commitment to equality and working with diverse communities.