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Help to Claim Adviser (Universal Credit) x 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,808
  • Fife
  • Closing 15th March 2019

  • Advertised from 1st March 2019
  • Pay award pending. 1 post 35 hours per week, 1 post 21 hours per week (salary pro rata for 21 hour post)
  • 35 hour post based in West Fife, 21 hour post based in Central Fife


Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF), is an independent and innovative advice organisation providing holistic advice and support to local people.

The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is set to deliver a comprehensive, enhanced support service called Help to Claim. From April 2019 CARF will provide the advice and support people need to submit their claim for Universal Credit and support them through to their first payment.

CARF 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 with online forms, the evidence required, and verifying their identity online.

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.

Application notes

If this is you, please download the application pack from our website at or for an informal discussion contact David Redpath on 01592 765408.

We are committed to Equal Opportunities and applications are welcome from all communities. Please note, a Basic Disclosure is necessary for this post.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 15th March, with interviews taking place week commencing Monday 25th March.