Welfare Rights Adviser

  • Full time
  • £24,884 – £27,187
  • Inverness
  • Closing 29th August 2022

  • Advertised from 5th August 2022
  • Salary normally appointed at the start of this scale. Up to 35 hours per week.


About us

At Inverness, Badenoch & Strathspey CAB we are a friendly team of over 60 employees and volunteers working across 3 locations (Inverness, Raigmore and Aviemore) delivering a busy advice service. We strive to deliver a good quality service that meets the needs of our clients in a non-judgemental and confidential manner. We aim for individuals not to suffer through not knowing or understanding their rights and responsibilities or not being aware of the services available to them. We provide advice and options to our clients so that they can make informed decisions and feel empowered to make choices.

Purpose of Role

To provide holistic advice on a range of welfare benefits issues. To offer clients advice and information to maximise their income and to ensure they are receiving the correct entitlements. This will including conducting full benefit checks, better off calculations, assisting clients with revision, supersessions and appeals of benefit decisions and also assisting client to navigate their benefit claims. The role will also require to provide advice on all areas of entitlements for clients such as energy, charitable applications or assistance with health costs for example.

The role will require someone who has experience or understanding of the benefits system, ideally in provision of advice, information and representation however someone who can evidence similar transferrable skills in another setting may be considered also. This role will suit a resilient and empathetic person who is able to work under pressure but enjoys the challenges of advice delivery and

is able to work in a non-judgmental and impartial, confidential manner.

The role offers a supportive and friendly environment where we work to provide our community with advice, information and options to allow informed choices. The role also provides opportunities for continuous development and training.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Application deadline: Monday 29th August 2022 at 5pm

Interview date: W/c 5th September 2022