Lost for words. Another job advert!

These are strange times. Here’s another job advert in GM. Clearly, we’re going to have to clamp down on this sort of thing 🙂

As ever you’ll be able to find a copy of this on our permanent Job Vacancies page.


Job Title:

Welfare Benefit Advisor
Reference Number: JIG-061


Turner House, Leigh


£31,652 – £35,218 per annum

Salary Band I



35 flexible hours per week between the hours of 7.00am & 7.00pm, Monday to Friday


36 compressed hours per week between the hours of 7.00am & 7.00pm over 4 days.


Who we are: Jigsaw Homes Group was created on 3rd April 2018 following the merger of New Charter Group and Adactus Housing Group. Jigsaw is now one of the largest housing groups in England with more than 33,000 homes across the North West and East Midlands, employing over 1400 employees. Our main social purpose is to provide quality homes as solid foundations for people to thrive for the rest of their lives.


About the department: The department is a highly skilled and effective team. It strives to deliver a financial service which aims to meet the current and future needs of the business. The team is committed to the organisations aims and objectives and as such work in a fast moving and exciting environment.


Role Information: The successful candidate will assist residents to maximise their incomes and provide them with advice, support and assistance to enhance their financial circumstances and well being.


Jigsaw Benefits: In return Jigsaw Homes Group offer 24 working days holiday per annum (rising with extended service and additional leave given for the Christmas closure), occupational sick pay, flexible working, on-site gyms, access to the Social Housing Pension Scheme, Simply Health membership, enhanced maternity/paternity leave and training/development opportunities.


Closing Date: 12.00 noon, Monday 22 April 2019


Application Instructions If you would like an application form and information pack please contact us either via our recruitment line on 01942 604 292 or by email to HR@adactushousing.co.uk or apply on-line at our website www.jigsawhomes.org.uk/vacancies Please note you must apply via our application form, we do not accept CV’s.

What do you think this is? A jobs web site? Oh, er…

GMWRAG could get used to this. Yes, more job vacancies…

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

Welfare Rights Officer (Health)
2 Posts:
– Full time (36 hours), Permanent
– Part time (18 hours), Fixed term (to September 1st 2019 in first instance)
Grade: 3B, £26,999 – £29,636(full time)/£13,499 – £14,818 (part time)
Closing date: 30th of April, 12pm
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 in GP practices and health centres.

Key responsibilities will include:
• Providing an advice service in a variety of health settings and home visits
• 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 GPs, health and social care professionals

You should have:
• Up to date experience and expertise in benefits case work including appeal representation
• Working knowledge of social security legislation
• 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 and equality work

Please confirm in your application which post you are interested in.

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.

Our core data protection obligations and commitments are set out in the council’s primary Recruitment and Employment Privacy Notice which can be found at https://www.salford.gov.uk/gdpr.

You can apply via https://www.greater.jobs/search-and-apply/job-details/SF-27381/

GMWRAG heading for a record year on job vacancies. A new post in Tameside.

Tameside logoTAMESIDE MBC

Welfare Rights and Debt Advice Service

Cultural & Customer Services

Operations & Neighbourhoods


GRADE G SCP 23 £13,499 – SCP 28 £15,685

Permanent, 18 hours

Location: Tameside One, Ashton-under-Lyne

The role is primarily fixed at 18 hours per week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.15am – 3.45pm but on occasion some flexibility may be required

Tameside MBC has a well-established Welfare Rights & Debt Advice Service. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Welfare Rights Officer to join a wider team of both benefits and debt advisers in supporting Tameside residents with specialist level welfare benefit advice and appeal representation.

Your main responsibilities will be to provide specialist level welfare rights advice through our telephone advice line. You will be skilled in extracting essential information in order to provide a benefit check and establish if a resident has grounds for appealing a decision.

The post holder will be expected to see clients face to face when required and to be able to provide representation at Social Security Appeal Tribunals up to and including the Upper Tribunal.

The successful applicant would need to have relevant, demonstrable experience in providing welfare benefits advice work, including tribunal representation, and a good knowledge of the benefits system, especially in the areas of sickness and disability. As the role is predominately telephone based, it is essential that you have excellent customer service and communication skills.

For more information or for an informal discussion please contact Janine Yates on 0161 342 3494

This role is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English in the person specification

Reference No: DPT17
Closing Date: 6th of May 2019 at 12 noon.

Job Description/ Person Specification.docx

Applications can be made via Greater Jobs.

Details of this advert will also remain on our job vacancies page until the closing date when they’ll move to our archive.

New job advert on GMWRAG.

GMWRAG is pleased to announce our second job advert of 2019. As ever this is replicated on our permanent Job Vacancies page.

Welfare Rights Officer

Business & Corporate Services


Oldham council logoOldham Council

Corporate and Commercial Services

Welfare Rights Service

Welfare Rights Officer

Ref: G6/OL-24749

Contract Type: Permanent (and 1 post for 12 month maternity cover)

Salary: £25,463 – £29,909. (pro rata for part time post)

Hours: 1 x FTE 36.40 per week (permanent)

1 X PTE  ( 0.5 fte Wed pm, Thursday and Friday)

1 x FTE (36.40 per week to cover maternity leave for 12 months)

Based: Level 13, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UT

Closing date: 22nd February 2019

Shortlisting & Interview Dates: To be confirmed.

Role overview

To contribute to the provision of a comprehensive high quality Welfare Rights Service advising residents about entitlement to welfare benefits supporting residents to challenge benefit decisions and providing representation at Appeal Tribunals.

Key responsibilities

  • Interpreting legislation and case law, providing specialist technical information and advice on welfare benefits to residents, partners, internal and external organisations.
  • Mediate and negotiate with appropriate agencies on a resident’s behalf, submitting mandatory reconsiderations and appeals to relevant bodies and represent clients at Tribunal Hearings, where appropriate.
  • Progress complex casework, gathering evidence as needed and keeping residents updated
  • Support the delivery of an effective duty service, and outreach provision
  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of Health & Wellbeing campaigns and Financial take up initiatives through the development of innovative approaches

 Key Requirements

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

  • Proven experience and expertise in Welfare Benefit advice work
  • Excellent organisational skills, to ensure completion of necessary tasks to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an ability to deal with issues in a tactful and sensitive manner

The post is subject to a standard disclosure from the DBS.

Oldham Right to Work in the UK.doc

Job Description & Person Spec.doc

About Us

For more information about the Oldham Council, please visit:  https://www.greater.jobs/content/4559/working-for-oldham

For details of how we use your data please see our privacy notice: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/downloads/file/4967/employment_privacy_notice_-_oldham_council_10