• Salary:
    £30,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Location:
  • Vacancy type:
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    21 July 2024

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Benefits Advisor to join our Customer Accounts team based from our Bristol hub, covering Bristol and Gloucester.

The role offers a hybrid approach which will include a mix of home and office working and being out with our customers.

This is a full time 12 months fixed term role , with a starting salary of £30,000 - £35,000.

We will be holding in person interviews on Tuesday 30th July in our Bristol hub.

The role:

As a Benefits Advisor you'll provide our customers with budgeting and welfare benefit advice. This will include completing Income and Expenditure statements, giving budgeting advice, benefit & grant applications, and signposting for additional support. You'll be working with partners both internally and externally including Housing benefit, Department of Works and Pensions and independent money, debt or legal advice services.

To be successful in this role you'll need:

  • An up to date working knowledge of the benefits system
  • Experience of supporting customers to complete statements and applications 
  • The ability to work with internal and external partners to achieve the best outcome for the customer
  • Experience of supporting vulnerable customers with kindness and empathy
  • Effective decision-making skills, a diplomatic and confidential approach and the ability to prioritise a busy workload.

As you'll need to travel in this role, having a car and full driving licence is essential. 

A DBS check will also be undertaken for the successful candidate.

What we can offer you

As a member of the Customer Accounts Team you will be part of a friendly, dedicated and supportive working environment.

We invest in our people, and you will be able to develop your skills and be part of something that makes a real difference to people's lives. This role can give you the opportunity for a career within a successful and diverse organisation.

Some of our benefits include:

  • £450 yearly flexible benefit pot to use against benefits of your choice
  • Flexible working
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays (with an extra day every year up to 30 days)
  • A chance to buy or sell holiday as part of our flexible benefits package
  • A generous pension scheme matching up to 12%
  • Life cover as soon as you join us
  • You will be a part of our Recognition scheme where you can be gifted retail vouchers
  • A range of wellbeing discounts including Gym Memberships
  • A wide selection of other benefits available

About us

Sovereign provides 84,000 homes across the south and south west of England and the Isle of Wight. We're driven by our social purpose with residents at the very heart of everything we do. We build homes, provide great services but also invest in long term sustainability, creating great places to live in partnership with our residents.

While we're a not-for-profit organisation with every penny reinvested in homes and services, we are also a major business. With the financial standing of a FTSE-250 business, we combine our financial and organisational strength, along with funding from government, banking and capital markets, to maximise our social impact.

What we do makes a real difference to people's lives and by joining us you can share the satisfaction of doing something that really matters. We are committed to our Equality Diversity and Inclusion strategy and believe that you can truly be yourself at Sovereign. Have a look at our careers site to learn more about us and our values.


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