Benefits Assistant

Mission Statement

Together with people who have experienced mental health problems we provide quality services and support that reduce stigma and promote positive mental health and wellbeing. 

Job Details
Job Title Benefits Assistant
Location: Coventry
Salary: £6,892 per annum (£17,000 pro rata)
Hours: Part-time – 15 hours (9.30 – 5.00)
Job type: Permanent
Purpose of the job:

To advise and assist residents in relation to claiming welfare benefits, ensuring eligibility where appropriate for housing benefit.  To ensure all housing benefit claims are made in a timely manner.  To offer advice and guidance to Community Support Workers.

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience of dealing with benefit issues.
  • Clear understanding of key issues within mental health.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Able to use a computer and/or other electronic device.
  • Ability and experience of working with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to travel to venues across Coventry.


Closing date:   12 noon – Tuesday 29th May 2018 

For an application form and full job description please use the links below.

Please see the Job Description for this role.  If you are interested in this post, please read the Guidance Notes before completing the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form

Please note: Only successful applicants will be notified.

Coventry & Warwickshire Mind values diversity and difference.  We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, particularly under-represented groups and people with lived experience and mental distress.

Coventry & Warwickshire Mind is a leading mental health service provider and an equal opportunities employer.