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Client Support Adviser

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,367 – £28,341
  • Aberdeenshire, Dundee, East Ayrshire, Highlands, Moray Orkney, Shetland
  • Closing 7th January 2020

This role sits within Social Security Scotland, an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government.

We believe that Social Security is a human right and we are working to make sure people get what they are entitled to whilst being treated with dignity, fairness and respect.

In addition to our headquarters in Dundee and administrative base in Glasgow, we will be delivering our services in local communities across Scotland. This role provides an exciting opportunity to deliver a face to face support service based on the principles of dignity, fairness and respect to clients who need it, when they need it and where they need it.

As daily travel may be involved, possession of a full driving license which enables you to drive in the UK is required. If you don’t hold a full driving license you should describe at your interview how you would fulfil the requirements of the role across the area, including visits to remote areas, using other means of transport.

As a Client Support Adviser you will provide clients with one-to-one support and help them understand what devolved benefits they are entitled to, help them complete applications, support people through the process and any follow up actions relating to their case, including signposting clients to other sources of support and advocacy when required.

This position would be ideal for someone who can work independently, has excellent inter-personal skills, is passionate about people and is focused on providing an excellent service to Scotland’s citizens.

Qualifications Required

For jobs in Band B you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent qualifications or evidence of working in a challenging customer service environment, taking responsibility for delivering high quality customer-focused services ensuring client needs are fully met.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable. If you are in any doubt please contact the Recruiting Manager to discuss.

Main Duties

This is an important role within the agency completing a range of duties to ensure that we provide an excellent service to Scotland’s citizens by; ensuring clients are able to access help and advice to claim the benefits they are entitled to, they are supported throughout the application process and they are able to enjoy a positive experience of the Scottish social security system.

  • Actively listening to and providing clients with empathetic one-to-one support and help them understand what devolved benefits they are entitled to, help complete applications, support people through the process and any follow up actions relating to their case.
  • Manage your own workload and diary to optimise your day, securing personal information and ensuring value for money.
  • Act as a role model who demonstrates Social Security Scotland’s values; ensuring that clients are dealt with sensitively, appropriately and with fairness, dignity and respect.
  • Actively engage and build trust with the community, voluntary and other organisations to raise awareness and promote the uptake of benefits in order to maximise household incomes.
  • Ability to work in a shared environment, maintaining strong and effective working relationships to continuously improve the quality of our service based on user’s experience.
  • Provide accurate advice, personally escalating complex enquiries and complaints.
  • Ability to keep abreast of the changes to the Social Security and Welfare Benefits system, undertaking training on benefits when required.
  • A self-starter with the ability to travel to carry out home and outreach visits, work independently and work as part of a team.
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Client Support Team Leader

  • Full time or Part time
  • £28,891 – £33,094
  • Various Locations
  • Closing 5th November 2019

This role sits within Social Security Scotland, an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government.

We believe that Social Security is a human right and we are working to make sure people get what they are entitled to whilst being treated with dignity, fairness and respect.

In addition to our headquarters and administrative base we will be delivering our services in local communities across Scotland. This role provides an exciting opportunity to lead and develop the face to face service that will support clients who need it, when they need it, through outreach, home, hospital or prison visits.

The opportunities in this role will vary from; leading and developing a team of mobile advisors, providing day to day operational support to delivering a positive client experience.

We are looking to recruit a diverse workforce and posts will be available in locations across the whole of Scotland including the islands. Applicants from all areas are encouraged to apply.

This position would be ideal for someone who can work independently, has excellent inter-personal skills, leads by example, is passionate about people and is focused on providing an excellent service to Scotland’s citizens.

We are looking to recruit a diverse workforce and posts will be available in locations across the whole of Scotland including the islands. Applicants from all areas are encouraged to apply.

The base location for these 4 posts are 1 x Argyll & Bute (Oban) , 1 x Inverclyde,

1 x Scottish Borders and 1 x West Lothian. The role requires extensive and regular travel across the local authority area, including all the islands and remote areas. A driving licence is required or alternative means of fulfilling the requirement for daily travel across a wide area provided

Further details are available for download below.

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