New vacany – Senior Benefits Advisor

Senior Benefits Advisor

Part-time: 25 hours per week (days to be negotiated)

Salary: up to £18,750 pro rata (FTE up to £27,000) per annum

Sight for Surrey is looking to recruit a Senior Benefits Advisor to join and oversee the work of our busy Benefits Service, which provides specialist welfare benefits information, benefit checker assessments and support with benefit applications.

We are a leading charity commissioned by Surrey County Council supporting over 8,000 people across Surrey and offer a lifetime of support to people who are blind or partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.  Established in 1922, we are a countywide charity based in Fetcham, near Leatherhead.

The post holder should be passionate about leading an effective service to those in most need.  They should not be afraid to drive change and improvement.  Candidates should demonstrate that they are a strong team player, with an eye for detail, and great people skills.  They must thrive in a busy environment and have a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

We are looking for an individual with proven up to date benefits experience, excellent communication skills and the ability to supervise, motivate and manage people.  They should complement this with strong IT skills.

A Disclosure and Barring Service will be required which we can arrange.  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.

Full time annual leave entitlement is 28 days per annum.  Sight for Surrey complies with auto enrolment, we match contributions up to 6% using the Pensions Trust.  SFS offers to pay for annual flu vaccinations and for an eye test every two years with a contribution towards work related glasses.  There is currently free parking at our Head Office.

Closing Date: Friday 7th October 2022

For an application pack for the above post, please contact Sandra Chenery by email: or tel. 01372 869962.   Alternatively you may download the forms and job description below:

Senior Benefits Advisor Job Profile Sept22

Application Form – Senior Benefits Advisor

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form – Benefits Role

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

Sight for Surrey is an equal opportunities employer and accredited as Disability Confident.


Registered Charity No: 1121949, Company No: 06309405