Hours: 37 per week
Salary: £25,000 pa
Annual Leave: 5 weeks plus bank holidays
Term: Initially funded for 3 years but may be extended
As welfare reforms continue to bite, our advisers are seeing increasing numbers of clients wanting to challenge benefits decisions. Accessing free specialist help has been problematic since the withdrawal of legal aid for social welfare law. To help address this problem in Portsmouth we have secured a grant from a charitable trust, to employ a full time paid specialist adviser/caseworker for three years.
Based at our city centre headquarters at Ark Royal House, Winston Churchill Avenue, you will also deliver outreach work, including home visits to vulnerable clients and therefore a DBS check will be required.
You will also help to support volunteers in advice delivery, including acting as technical consultant and monitoring quality of advice.
You will have a strong background in social welfare law; excellent written and verbal communication skills and the confidence to represent clients at Tribunal.
An application pack can be downloaded below
CVs are not accepted.
Closing date: Monday 9th May at 12:00pm
Interview date: Friday 13th May
Charity Reg No: 1039776