Westminster, Greater London
£26,351 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Prospectus is supporting a London-based homeless charity which provides the highest quality support to men and women who find themselves rough sleeping in Westminster. They are currently looking to recruit an Welfare Benefits Advisor to support the wider team, as well as provide benefits advice to their clients. This role is offered initially on a 6-month fixed term contract, with the possibility of extension.

As their Welfare Benefits Advisor, you will provide admin support to the wider team of the assessment centre, ensuring their financial accounting and client database systems are kept up to date. Offering direct benefits advice to their clients, you will also be responsible for managing housing benefit claims and general benefit support to ensure their clients are in receipt of financial support, enabling their journey of a life away from the streets.

To be successful in this role, you will have previous experience of the benefits system and maximising housing benefit income, combined with a knowledge and understanding of the varied needs of homeless people and those at acute risk of homelessness. This is a crucial role for the service, and as such you must also be a confident administrator with the ability to engage with varied stakeholders including clients, statutory bodies, colleagues and housing benefit departments.

If you are interested in finding out more information about this new opportunity, please register your interest and submit your CV by clicking 'apply now' below. The position is subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews scheduled with the client, on an on-going basis.

As a specialist Recruitment Practice, we are committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you in your application.

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Posted on: 20 January 2021
Closed date: 09 February 2021
Job ref: hq00178178
Tags: Admin, Advice, Information