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Ref no:
SLA09331
Published:
22/6/2022
Closes:
6/7/2022
Location:
Brandon Gate, Brandon Gate, 1 Leechlee Road, ML3 0XB
Salary:
£29,837 - £30,749 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week

Job Description

The Money Matters Advice Service provides a welfare rights, income maximisation and money advice service to residents of South Lanarkshire Council.

The Service helps client’s complete welfare benefits claim forms, advises on benefits and money advice and provides tribunal representation.

The Welfare Rights Officer (Telephone Advice Line) will have excellent communication skills and a proven ability to provide accurate and full welfare benefit advice and assistance including representation at social security appeal tribunals. 

They will also provide advice and assistance to Social Work staff to enable them to maximise service users’ income. They will assist in the preparation and delivery of welfare benefit training

 

 

Requirements

Recruitment Checks

The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

Please refer to http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.

Applications online
South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position. 

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

 

Responsibilities

As an employee of the Council, you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 32 days annual leave which will be calculated into hours on commencement of the role.
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)

Please apply online.

All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.

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