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“We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are and whatever their problem”.

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Benefit form fillers

Organisation role · 7–14 hrs/Week
33 Risbygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3AA, United Kingdom
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Citizens Advice West Suffolk
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Summary

Do you have a knowledge of disability benefits and some time to spare? We are currently looking to recruit volunteer benefit form fillers.

Detailed description

At Citizens Advice West Suffolk, we are seeing an increase in our clients applying for disability welfare benefits, such as Attendance Allowance and PIP. In order to help as many clients as we can, we are looking to recruit disability benefit form fillers.


Person specification:


  • Be willing to learn about and follow the Citizens Advice aims, principles and policies, including confidentiality and data protection.
  • Have some knowledge of disability benefits although full training will be given.
  • Have good listening and telephone skills.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have IT skills.
  • Be friendly, approachable and non-judgmental.
  • Be willing to undertake training in your role.



The role involves:


  • completing an induction to Citizens Advice and undertaking training for the form filler role 
  • completing paper and online benefit application forms with clients.
  • writing a summary of the clients’ problems and what action you’ve taken  


What’s in it for you?


  • make a real difference to people’s lives
  • build on valuable skills such as communication, listening and problem solving, and listening, interpreting information and summarising
  • be a valued member of the CAWS team and work with a range of different people, independently with support and in a team
  • have a positive impact in your community


We have offices based at Brandon, Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Mildenhall and Newmarket.



What do you need to have?

You don’t need specific qualifications or skills but you’ll need to:






What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About Citizens Advice West Suffolk

“We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are and whatever their problem”.

We are currently recruiting for triage volunteers and benefit form fillers.

We welcome people from all backgrounds.

No experience required as full training will be given.