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Meeting New Horizons delivers a range of services across the Yorkshire and Humber region that deliver services that are of benefit to local individuals and communities. In Doncaster, we currently deliver a Benefits Advice Service in partnership with Macmillian Cancer Support.
Delivered by a team of advisors and with the support of volunteers, the service acts a one-stop-shop for people affected by cancer to access independent and confidential advice and information. The service supports people from the point of diagnosis through treatment and onwards, and provides advice on welfare benefits and entitlements, offers advocacy and support at benefit Tribunals, and provides access to Macmillan and other charity grants.
The aim of the service is to ensure that all those affected by cancer are aware of and have access to welfare entitlements and other available support. The service aims to alleviate some of the financial stress and burden, by taking on the responsibility for accessing such support, enabling individuals to reduce stress, help them deal emotionally with their situation and allows them to focus on their treatment and recovery.
We are now recruiting for the following position for this important and beneficial service:
Doncaster Macmillan Benefits Advisor
Based at: Oxford House, Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster
Working Hours: 35
Salary: £21,000 to £23,000 pa
This is a varied role which will involve working within an office environment, combined with outreach work, either within local community settings or client’s own homes. You will be providing a full benefits casework service, including a first point of contact triage service.
Your aims are to assess the service user’s financial situation, determine which benefits and support may be available to them and identify the optimum timeframe for the next contact. In support of this you will assist clients with form completion/applications for benefits, grants and any other available support and where appropriate with disputes/appeals/tribunals. The post holder will also liaise with other statutory agencies to ensure service users receive all assistance available. Please see Job Description.
We require an adviser with current welfare benefit casework experience (within the last 12 months) who enjoys work independently as well as part of our team.
To apply, please send a complete CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the above criteria for the role:
Post: Martin Craven, Meeting New Horizons, The Strand, 75 Beverley Road, Hull, HU3 1XL.
Interviews Date to be confirmed
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