Universal Credit Advisor (Partner Opportunity)

25 Hours per week
POSTED: 3 weeks ago

Universal Credit Advisor (Partner Opportunity)

Location: Lewes, with some working from Eastbourne
Reference Number: 964
Hours per Week: 25 (Fixed Term Contract)
Salary: £25,925 pro rata

BHT is seeking a Universal Credit Adviser to work alongside Lewes District Council residents to prevent homelessness by supporting people to successfully claim Universal Credit and successfully maintain their claim. A good knowledge of Universal Credit is required including knowledge of the application and appeals process. Knowledge of other welfare benefits, including Council Tax Reduction, will be required.

The post will involve working closely with the Lewes District Council Housing First Team, being based in their office, and will involve travel throughout the Lewes District Council area as well as some other local travel, e.g. to Eastbourne.  You will be required to offer advice and support face to face in an office or community setting, over the telephone as well as the occasional home visits.  The applicant will need to be able to travel across the local area.

The post is primarily based in Lewes with some working from Eastbourne. You’ll need to work to agreed quality standards, with excellent communication skills and a methodical approach.

Closing Date: Monday 30 July 2018 12.00pm
Interview Date: Friday 3 August 2018


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