Welfare Benefits Caseworker – closing date 14 May 2019

We are looking to recruit an experienced welfare benefit advisor for 2 – 3 days a week. The post could also be of interest to someone who has been working as a volunteer providing benefits advice and now wants to move into a paid post.

The ideal candidate will have experience in:
  • Advising on welfare benefit entitlement
  • Carrying out benefit checks
  • Preparing submissions for MR’s and Appeals
  • Working with vulnerable clients

Training and support would be provided to someone moving from a volunteer role. There will also be the opportunity to contribute to the management of the Unit.

Further information about the role:
  • Initially the post will be until July 2020 with a view to extending, pending outcome of funding bids under consideration.
  • There will be a 6 month probationary period.
  • Employee Benefits: 28 days annual leave.
  • Statutory pension through ‘NEST’.
  • Hours of work: up to 21 hours per week.
  • Salary: £24k to £28k FTE (35 hours week) paid pro-rata, based on experience and responsibilities undertaken.
  • This post is subject to a DBS check.

If you would like to know more about role or to request an application pack please contact the Office Manager, karen@readingspecialist.co.uk.


Address Line 1
South Reading Community Hub 252
Address line 2
Northumberland Avenue
Is this location wheelchair accessible?
Contract type
Part timePermanent
Greater Reading
£24,000 to £28,000 pro rata
Karen Giles - Office Manager
Main contact telephone
0118 9551070
How to apply

Please email advisor@readingspecialist.co.uk for an application pack and full job description. No CVs will be considered.

Open for applications from
25 April 2019
Closing date for applications
14 May 2019
Scheduled interview date
22 May 2019
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course