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Welfare Rights Adviser – Food Bank

£31,761 – £35,104 

Child Poverty Action Group is looking to recruit a welfare rights adviser to play a key role in helping low income families to maximise their incomes, providing advice and information to people accessing food bank outlets in Tower Hamlets. 

You will be expected to attend the food bank sites during opening hours to meet people who are experiencing problems with their benefits, advise them on possible remedies and take appropriate follow-up action. You will work in partnership with other advisers and food bank staff in providing this service and will need to negotiate with external statutory bodies such as DWP as well as representing in appeals to the Frist-tier Tribunal. You will also help gather evidence about the impact of policy on families with children. 

You will be have substantial experience in providing advice on social security matters to members of the public, be flexible and adaptable in your approach, and be willing to travel within London. 

This is a fixed term post up to mid-March 2018. 

For more information about this post, download the job pack.

To apply, please send your application and monitoring form by email, to

Closing date for applications is 5pm, 29 August 2017

Interview date: 04 September 2017     

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