Trainee Benefit Support Worker

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Closing date: Friday 26 November 2021
Location: Blended - home working, offices in Fetcham and some travel countywide
Hours: 3 days per week (21.6 hours)
Salary: Starting salary £10.00 per hour (Full time equivalent £18,720 p.a.)

Full training for all aspects of the job will be given.

We are delighted to be expanding our specialist Benefit support services and welcome applicants for the new role of Trainee Benefit support worker.    Full training in relation to benefits and in supporting people with sensory impairments will be offered.

The role is to support service users with benefit applications – an essential role ensuring that people get access to the benefits which they are entitled to, and which can make such a difference to their lives.

We are Sight for Surrey – an ambitious charity offering a lifetime of support to people who are blind or partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.  Our mission is to support people to overcome their day-to-day challenges, achieve their potential and lead an independent life.  Established in 1922, we are a countywide charity based in Fetcham, near Leatherhead.

We are seeking an enthusiastic person who is up for the challenge of learning about the UK benefit system.   Commitment to person centred working, excellent communication skills, the ability to work flexibly, as part of a team, collaborating effectively with others, and an enthusiastic ‘can do’ approach are all essential.   Experience of working with people with disabilities and Signing Skills, BSL (British Sign Language) desirable but not essential.

The post will involve home working, working in offices in Fetcham and some travel countywide.  In view of our Social Care activities, our aim is to have a fully vaccinated workforce, and we encourage and support our workers to protect themselves with available vaccinations.

For an application pack for the above post, please contact Sandra Chenery by email:, Tel. 01372 86996.   Alternatively you may download the forms and job description from the Sight for Surrey website.

Please send your completed application form, equal opportunities form and signed GDPR Privacy Notice to Sandra Chenery, email address as above or by post to Sight for Surrey, Rentwood, School Lane, Fetcham, Surrey  KT22 9JX.

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