About the job
Perth Citizens Advice Bureau is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people. The bureau is based in Perth and provides services throughout Perth and Kinross.
The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is set to deliver a comprehensive, enhanced support service called Help to Claim. From April 2019 Perth Citizens Advice Bureau will provide the advice and support people need to submit their claim for Universal Credit and support them through to their first payment.
Perth Citizens Advice Bureau is looking for a client-focused individual with experience of providing specialist level advice, to join as a Help to Claim Adviser (Universal Credit) and to help ensure clients get the support they need. This includes supporting claimants with online forms, identifying the evidence required, and verifying their identity online. The service will be delivered using face-to-face advice, telephone and web chat.
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate relevant recent experience and knowledge of the welfare benefit system including Universal Credit. Applicants should also demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, be well organised and be proficient in using a range of IT tools to carry out their work, including case recording systems, Microsoft Office, benefit check programmes and be able to make and manage benefit claims.
Committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, the successful applicant will be able to work both on their own initiative as well as part of a team and must be willing to follow and develop agreed procedures.
This is a unique opportunity to give citizens access to free, impartial and confidential advice helping them to make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.