Welfare Benefits Advisor

Disability Solutions West Midlands are seeking to recruit a Welfare Benefits Adviser to support people with disabilities living in Stoke-on-Trent to secure appropriate welfare benefits and to challenge unfavourable benefit decisions. Based at Disability Solutions HQ (North Staffordshire Medical Institute in Hartshill), the successful candidate will have proven successful experience of working in the welfare benefits advice sector and will have an excellent working knowledge and experience of the welfare benefits system. The successful candidate will have a full driving licence and daily use of a car.

This 37hrs per week post is worked on a hybrid basis (home-based/office-based Mon-Fri) with a starting salary of £23,698 with employer pension contribution and Employee Assistance Programme.

Refresher training will be provided for the right candidate. If you are interested in applying to join our progressive grassroots charity, please contact Mr D Lovatt at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for job descriptions/person specifications and application form, or download from links below.  We warmly welcome applications from ex-military personnel.

Closing date for applications is 9am Tuesday 30th April 2024, with interviews to be held on Tuesday 7th May 2024 at Disability Solutions HQ.  Successful applicants will be required to prepare a 7-minute presentation to deliver at interview regarding:

“What are the main issues facing people with disabilities and long-term health conditions in Stoke-on-Trent, and how has Welfare Reform impacted upon their lives?”

Candidates are asked to bring their presentation on a data stick. A laptop and projector will be ready for candidates to use on the day of the interview.

Job description/person specification
Application form

Completed application forms to be marked Private & Confidential and posted for the attention of:
Mandy Rollins at Disability Solutions HQ, North Staffordshire Medical Institute, Hartshill Rd, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7NY.