Welfare Benefits Advisor JJHT83333

Poynton, Stockport
£23,411.50 + Car Allowance of £1,200
07 Jun 2019
05 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

6 Month Fixed Term Contract - Potentially become a permanent position for the right candidate.

Johnnie Johnson Housing (JJH) is a not-for-profit housing association dedicated to offering quality homes for independent living. Our vision is simple, it is focused on “Living Longer, Living Better”. We want to help our residents age well, live independently and maintain their quality of life for as long as possible.

It’s an exciting time to join us as we move forward towards achieving our aim of becoming the 'Market Maker' in Independent Living. We embrace a ‘One Team’ ethos and employ people who are pioneering and who strive to be outstanding in their role. In return, we empower them to be the very best that they can be. As a result, we can continue to ensure our customers remain at the very heart of everything we do.

About the Role…

Joining us on a 6 month fixed term contract, the Welfare Advisor will provide a comprehensive welfare advisory and income maximisation service to our residents; you will ensure daily tasks are carried out to a high standard, striving to maximise rental income and make the business ‘outstanding’ whilst incorporating LEAN principles.

Working collaboratively with housing staff to ensure that income standards, policies, practices and services are delivered in accordance with the JJH service offer, you will support the rent first culture, providing benefits and budgeting advice to residents and utilise external support agencies ensuring that the tenancy is sustained and the resident is supported throughout.

What we’re looking for…

Our Welfare Advisor should have knowledge and understanding of welfare benefits, Universal Credit and legislation with experience of assessing benefit entitlement. You will also be comfortable writing benefit appeals and representing at tribunals.  You will be able to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team, willing to support and assist others.

Closing Date: 5th July 2019

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.