Post: Welfare Benefits Adviser - In Partnership with Macmillan Salary: £26,721 pro-rata Location: CARF HQ (does not offer advice) Hours: 17.5 hours per week Contract Length: Funded to 31 December 2024
Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people. Their longstanding partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support is expanding and they are thrilled to recruit a new Welfare Benefits Adviser to join the highly successful project.
Working alongside Fife’s Improving Cancer Journey team and CARF’s current Adviser, the successful applicant will deliver a welfare benefit advice service to patients and their families affected by cancer and living in Fife completing benefit checks, assessing benefit entitlement and assisting in the completion of forms, where appropriate. The postholder will also be expected to appropriately refer onwards for further specialist advice, for example, debts.
To be successful in the role you should have a desire to help individuals and families who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis and will need to be well organised with good planning skills with a well-disciplined approach to work.
Experience of working in an advice giving capacity and/or a knowledge or interest in the social security system would be advantageous but not essential.