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Help to Claim Adviser (Universal Credit)

  • Part time
  • £20,000 pro-rata
  • Bellshill
  • Closing 15th March 2019

  • Advertised from 8th March 2019
  • 20 hours per week salary will be £11,429. Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2020


Bellshill & District Citizens Advice Bureau, based in Bellshill, 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 Bellshill & District 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.

Bellshill & District 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 with online forms, the evidence required, and verifying their identity online using face-to-face, 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.

Please note that the post is subject to the disclosure of criminal history information.

Application notes

To apply please download the attached application form and email it to Stephen Rees at or post to 6 Hamilton Road, Bellshill, ML4 1AQ.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 5pm on Friday the 15th of March.

Interviews: Thursday and Friday, 21st and 22nd

Equality & diversity monitoring

To help Bellshill & District Citizens Advice Bureau monitor equality and diversity statistics please return the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separate from your other application documents by emailing it to:

About the employer

Bellshill & District Citizens Advice Bureau is committed to equal opportunities both in service provision and employment.

Charity number: SC015081