Working at Citizens Advice Bedford offers a unique challenge where your skills will be tested and developed. We expect allot from our employee's that’s why we place a huge emphasis on work/life balance. We always try to accommodate flexible working, there is more free tea, coffee & snacks you could ever drink/eat and every member of our staff is paid well above the full living wage. The staff make up at CAB genuinely reflects the diverse town of Bedford - Its a pretty great place to work!
Benefits of working for Citizens Advice Bedford
25 days annual leave (pro rata for part time), three additional 'CAB Days' over Christmas and eight statutory holidays
Employer contributory pension scheme
Four weeks full paid sick leave and four weeks half pay
24 hour employee support line
Enhanced family policies
Free vaccination programme
We have one vacancy:
is the leading provider of advice services to residents in Bedford Borough.
Citizens Advice Bedford is looking for a Trainee Welfare Benefits Caseworker to work as part of a diverse and well used service, providing advice and assistance to service users with welfare benefit issues.
You will provide a welfare benefits advice service to people with the aim of maximising their income. The post holder will undertake casework, assisting clients to access their entitlements to welfare benefits and other sources of financial help. Casework will include making applications, and all aspects of welfare benefit challenges and appeals.
To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate subject knowledge of benefit issues and the types of benefit issues that may arise through a written assessment conducted at the interview stage. You will possess excellent client care skills and the ability to learn quickly and the skill to put this in to practice.
A commitment to the aims and principles of the Citizens Advice service is essential.
Citizens Advice values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. This post is advertised externally and elsewhere.
We reserve the right to close applications early should a suitable number of applicants come forward; we would therefore recommend an early application.
To apply please download the documents below and send the application form addressing the person specification outlined in the job description with a cover email to Recruitment