Welfare & Benefits Adviser
Contract: Part time
The St Barnabas Wellbeing Service provides a range of support to patients, families, carers, and bereaved clients across Lincolnshire. Our services include Spiritual Care, Welfare & Benefits, Counselling & Emotional Support and Bereavement Care.
We have a vacancy for a Welfare & Benefits Adviser to work as part of the Welfare & Benefits Team across Lincolnshire. You will need to provide expert benefits advice through multi channels (telephone, face to face or written) with the highly specialist approach required for delivering advice to people living with a life limiting illnesses, where there are significant barriers to understanding.
The Welfare & Benefits team provide an essential service to patients living with a life limiting illnesses and their families/carers.
Your duties will include:
Identifying any appropriate benefits and helping apply/access benefits and complete applications on a patients/family’s behalf.
You will need to be organised and efficient, confident, and able to manage a varied and busy caseload. You will work closely with the rest of the Welfare & Benefit Advisers to support patients across the whole of Lincolnshire.
Home visits/Base Visits & travel is required on an Ad/Hoc basis so transport is essential for this role.
Qualifications and Experience:
Applications are welcome from candidates with benefit knowledge or equivalent experience. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to prioritise and manage caseloads and work in a busy environment and work as an integral team member. You will need excellent communication skills and previous or current benefits knowledge or experience is desirable.
Hybrid (home-based with our Grantham base used as your commuting base. Various home and base visits required as part of this role as required by the service).
30hrs per week (Monday to Friday) Flexible working hours/days to be discussed at interview.
Salary: £24,794 per annum pro rata, (plus weekend unsocial hours enhancement of 30% and contributory pension scheme or continuation of NHS pension).
Buying & Selling of annual leave and lease car schemes are options available to qualifying new employees.
For further details please contact:
Chloe Pearson, Welfare & Benefits Manager, Email: [email protected] Telephone: 07917 213058
To apply for this position:
Please visit [email protected]
Until successful candidate appointed.
TBC with candidates.
- To apply for our role you must already hold right to work in the UK as we are unable to offer sponsorship.
- We do not accept CV’s only completed application forms for clinical roles.
- St Barnabas Hospice is an Equal Opportunities Employer it believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.
- We reserve the right to extend, withdraw or close vacancies where necessary.
- Please be aware that if you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted via the email account you used to register on this site. Please check your spam folder.
Positions available: 1Qualified position: YesDBS required: Standard
Contract term: Part timeContracted hours: 30Working pattern: Monday-Friday
Closing date: 30/11/2023Interviews held on: To be confirmed
You can work for an organisation that makes a difference
At St Barnabas Hospice we can offer you a rewarding career in a friendly and motivational environment. If you are a passionate, driven and a committed individual then we want to hear from you.
Ranked in the Top 100 Not for Profit Organisations in the UK, St Barnabas can offer you career development, along with extra benefits that make all the difference.
Join us for a great work/life balance and a competitive package including generous leave entitlement, the option to buy and sell leave, wellbeing support, NHS discount cards, a healthy pension scheme, flexible working and much more.
The team are encouraged to experience insight days in other departments, socialise at events and join us on our fundraising mission.
We have over 300 clinicians, management, IT, fundraising and marketing and administration staff across Lincolnshire. We ensure that patients and their families have the best possible experience and receive the highest quality of care. This ethos carries through to each and every one of our team.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The main duties and responsibilities for this role can be found in the job description and person specification. Applicants must be able to demonstrate significant experience/skills for the role. You can also download an FAQ document and an information guide to the Employment benefits offered by St Barnabas Hospice – this includes the ability to transfer existing NHS pensions (subject to terms and conditions).
St Barnabas Hospice is an Equal Opportunities Employer it believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.
We reserve the right to extend, withdraw or close vacancies where necessary.
Please be aware that if you are selected for an interview you will be contacted via the email account you used to register on this site. Please check your spam folder.