Welfare Rights Officer [Ashton-Under-Lyne] #0003556D1
Stalybridge (Mossley), OL6, United Kingdom
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Semester Recrtuitment are recruiting an experienced Welfare Rights Officer to join a wider team of both benefit and debt advisers to support Tameside residents with specialist level welfare benefits advice and appeal representation.
This support will extend to rough sleepers in the Borough including those accessing A Bed Every Night.
You will assist with claims for benefits and charitable funds as well as helping residents to challenge benefit decisions. The post holder will be expected to provide representation at Social Security Appeal Tribunals up to and including Upper Tribunal level.
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 disabilities.