Welfare, Benefit and Debt Advisor

Two Rivers Housing
Newent, Gloucestershire
Circa £27,000 per Annum
27 Jul 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a great opportunity to work in a modern, green and award winning office environment with an innovative and progressive housing association in the Lettings Team.

Two Rivers Housing is a progressive and forward-thinking housing association committed to creating great homes and supporting communities. With our strongly held values of customer focus and continuous improvement, we want our customers to be excited by the service we provide and inspired by the homes and communities we improve and create.

We are particularly proud to have earned our place in the Sunday Times ‘Top 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to Work For’ and we have held the Investors in People ‘Gold’ accreditation for several years now.

In this exciting role within the Lettings team you will be working in the Welfare, Benefit & Debt Advice Team. You will be working with our tenants to maximise their income and promote financial capability and independence through an effective benefit and budgeting advice service. 

You will be committed to providing an excellent service to customers and use outstanding communication skills to interpret information to our tenants, liaise with external agencies and demonstrate excellent negotiation and persuasion skills.  You will need to demonstrate experience in providing welfare benefits and debt advice, ideally in social housing. The ideal candidate will already be experienced in attending court tribunals.  You will also need to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of money advice, benefits and/or debt advice services and be able to self-motivate to manage your work load independently.

Salary: Circa £27,000 per Annum
Working Hours: 37 Hours per week (Applicants looking to work only 30 hours a week will also be considered)
Contract Type:    2 Year Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 13/08/2017

Please click “Apply” to visit our website where you will find a complete job description and required competencies.