Work for CPAG

Head of Advice & Rights (London)

35 hours per week

Permanent

£38,360 - £42,398 

Child Poverty Action Group is looking to recruit a Head of Advice & Rights to play a key role in helping low income families to maximise their incomes and to informing and supporting CPAG’s high profile policy and campaigns activities.

You will lead and manage CPAG’s sector-leading expert advice and information to welfare rights advisers, lawyers and frontline workers on all aspects of the social security and tax credit systems.

You will be an expert on the social security system, have strong managerial skills and possess the ability to work with colleagues to develop and implement an ambitious vision for CPAG’s advice and welfare rights services.

For further information download the job pack.

Desirable starting date in early October 2018.

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 10 August 2018

Interviews will be held on 22 August 2018

 


Welfare Rights Adviser - Ask CPAG (London)

35 hours per week

9 month fixed term contract

£31,761 - £35,104

Child Poverty Action Group is looking for a talented and experienced Welfare Rights Adviser to help develop its online welfare rights resources for advisers. This includes the expansion and redesign of the current Ask CPAG content - which provides targeted tactical information for advisers on topical welfare rights issues - and the development of related online tools to guide advisers through complicated social security provisions and help them draft letters on behalf of claimants.

Working as part of CPAG’s Advice and Rights team, you will be responsible for identifying and writing new Ask CPAG sections, updating existing content and the development of the new ‘decision tree’ and letter writing tools on a platform which is currently in development, as part of CPAG’s digital transformation. You will be working with the developers and CPAG’s publishing team to ensure that the Ask CPAG content links effectively to the redeveloped online Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook and Welfare Rights Bulletin as well as contributing to the broader work of the Advice and Rights Team, in providing specialist welfare rights information, training and support to the advice sector. You will have expert understanding of welfare rights and excellent written communications skills. The ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines is also essential.

For further information download the job pack.

You must be able to start this role in early October 2018.

Closing date for application is 12pm on 27 July 2018

Interview will take place on 6 August 2018

 


Welfare Rights Adviser – Universal Credit London

35 hours per week

2 year fixed term contract 

£31,761 - £35,104

CPAG is looking for a talented and experienced Welfare Rights Adviser to build the capacity of advisers and frontline staff in London to deliver high quality advice on Universal Credit by providing training and ‘second-tier’ advice by phone and email.

Working as part of CPAG’s Advice and Rights team, you will be responsible for actively promoting the UC London Service to organisations in London who provide benefits advice, particularly those who may not traditionally be linked to the advice sector. You will contribute to the broader work of the Advice and Rights Team and will ensure that the experiences of the project contribute to the policy and campaigns work of CPAG. You will have expert understanding of welfare rights and excellent written communications skills. The ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines is also essential.

For further information download the job pack.

Closing date for applications is 12pm, 14 August 2018.

Interviews will be held on 23 August 2018.

Supported by City Bridge Trust, the funding arm of the City of London Corporation's charity, Bridge House Estates (1035628)

 

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Welfare Rights Worker (Scotland)

28 hours per week

£35,104 (pro rata)

CPAG in Scotland is looking for an experienced welfare rights adviser to join the team in Glasgow delivering benefits and tax credits advice, information and training to staff working in frontline services across Scotland.

This new post is an exciting opportunity for someone with a thorough, current knowledge of benefits and tax credits, used to working with social security legislation and caselaw. You will be a skilled communicator, able to deliver high quality advice, information and training. You will be enthusiastic about contributing to social policy work. Your benefits knowledge and track record in networking across sectors will equip you to provide our services to frontline agencies.

For more information download the job pack.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 24 August 2018

Interviews will take place in Glasgow on Monday 3 September 2018

 


Justice First Fellow / Trainee Solicitor (London)

35 hours per week

£29,200

CPAG is looking for an exceptional individual committed to using the law to secure social justice to join our legal cases team.  Working alongside our solicitor and within our wider welfare rights team, you will be engaged in cutting edge strategic litigation to ensure that the rights of social security claimants are fully respected in law and in practice.

Read more information and apply for this post on the Legal Education Foundation website.

Applications open: 13 August 2018
Closing date for applications: 17 September 2018
Interviews: November/December 2018
Training placement commences: January 2019

 


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