Senior Policy and Training Officer

Bristol City Council

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Senior Benefits Policy and Training Officer within the Benefits and Revenues Service of Bristol City Council.

This is a diverse role, and you will be responsible under the direction of the team leader, for working in areas such as interpreting legislative changes, supported accommodation decision making, providing advice on a range of issues to the senior management team and processing teams, training, providing technical advice on often complex and contentious issues and project work as required.

You will need a comprehensive understanding of relevant legislation, can communicate to a varied audience in writing and face to face, need the confidence to present information to large groups, need the ability to represent the council in a professional manner, be enthusiastic, flexible, and adaptable.

How do I apply?

To find out more, view the Job Description and Person Specification and apply, please go to the link below or visit our main jobs website at

Job profile Senior Policy and Training Officer

To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

Please note that this role is subject to a Basic DBS Check.

For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification on our website or alternatively, please contact

Ian McIntyre and Matthew Kendall

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the city we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applications from Young People, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and Disabled candidates who are currently under-represented within this Service of Bristol City Council. Appointments will be made on merit.


Job Reference: VAC003059

Salary range / grade: Salary (BG11) £33,486 - £35,336

Hours: 37 Hours/week,

Closing date: 5th Jul 2022, 11:59pm

Disability Confident Employer