War Pensions and Compensation Advisor

The Royal British Legion
United Kingdom
22 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type

Job title: War Pensions and Compensation Advisor

Region: Home Based covering main tribunal locations in Cardiff and Birmingham with travel to other locations throughout the Midlands and Wales

Directorate: Operations

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Salary: GBP24,969.60 per annum

About The Royal British Legion

The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin - ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We've been here since 1921 and we'll be here as long as they need us.

Our Values and Behaviours

Does the following describe you?

A desire to provide a great customer service and support

Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others

Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution

Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop

An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others

If so then we would like you hear from you ....

The Role

The Royal British Legion seeks an experienced advocate to represent injured Armed Service Personnel in hearings of appeals for compensation for injuries attributable to Service. This includes giving advice and assistance with the initial claim through to representing the claimant before a statutory tribunal where findings or awards are disputed.

You should have experience of presenting a case to a panel gained by working in an advocacy capacity within the voluntary sector, public service, first tier tribunals or Armed services. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to construct and deliver a case on behalf of the appellant. You will have demonstrable experience of reading, interpreting and applying relevant legislation.

You will be required to review all papers relating to appeals, interview individual appellants, advise on the merits of the appeal and present the case in a clear professional manner before the Tribunal.

Training for the role will be completed internally via role shadowing, observation of War Pension representatives at tribunal/War Pension advice clinics and reading of and familiarisation with, the applicable legislation.

Knowledge of the military structure and empathy with the Armed Forces, together with knowledge of medical terminology, medical conditions and their effects, is desirable.

The appointment involves working from home, but with travel to tribunals, (which may require some overnight stays), Royal British Legion Area Offices and outreach locations throughout the Midlands. The suitable candidate should be commutable throughout the Midlands; especially Birmingham. Whilst training, travel may be required to the North/South regions.

A full driving licence is essential.

How to Apply

Please apply clicking 'Apply Online'

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th March