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Senior Welfare Rights Adviser

Employer
Camden London Borough Council
Location
Camden, London (Greater)
Salary
£37,638
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

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Sector
Housing, Neighbourhood Services
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

Alternative flexible working options available    

About the role     

We are looking for an experienced Welfare Rights Adviser to provide specialist welfare rights advice, information and casework management service to our Camden residents.

The role involves working with residents to identify benefit entitlement, help residents make claims, challenge incorrect DWP decisions and represent clients at tribunal.   The role also involves supporting colleagues across the council through coaching, training and providing advice.

The successful post holder will have strong communication, negotiation and advocacy skills with experience in providing welfare rights advice and a casework service to clients to help them claim the full range of benefits.  You will have understanding of the needs of vulnerable people and how to support them.

You will need to demonstrate that you have the ability to meet the key requirements of the role as set out in the job profile under Knowledge, Skills and Experience. 

This role also requires a DBS Enhanced Check. 

Working for Camden

Working for Camden you’ll receive a host of great benefits, Click HERE to see full details.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Additional information     

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.   

Asking for Adjustments   

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes, making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.  

Company

Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
 
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
 
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

 
Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
020 7974 4444
Location
Town Hall
Judd Street
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