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Welfare Rights Advisor

Location: Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

Closing date: 11/05/2022

JOB TITLE: Welfare Rights Advisor

LOCATION: Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

SALARY: SC5-SP22 £26,544.80

HOURS: Full Time – 37.5 Per Week

CONTRACT: Fixed Term Contract – 12 Months

REPORTING TO: Welfare Rights Team Lead

 

To serve as a Welfare Rights expert and adviser working to disabled adults and adults with lived experience of mental health issues. To provide welfare rights advice as well as ongoing casework. To support clients to stabilise their income and navigate the social welfare system, from the point of checking entitlement to various benefits up to and including representation of benefit appeals at tribunal. This work will be done across two services :

  • IRIE Mind, is a new mental health initiative run by and for the African-Caribbean community in Hackney
  • Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest, a mental health charity supporting members of the community, in particular those accessing NHS Primary Care.

Please note that as this role will be part of an organisation run by and for the African-Caribbean community, it is restricted to applicants of African and Caribbean heritage under the Equality Act 2010.

 

To apply, please complete the application form and attach it together with your CV via the Breathe HR link, please ensure you attach both when you press “apply now” by 23:59 on 14th April 2022.  Interviews will take place the Week Commencing 11/05/2022.

For more information, please visit Breathe HR:  https://hr.breathehr.com/v/welfare-rights-adviser-22164

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We strongly encourage applications from those from ethnic minority backgrounds or other underrepresented backgrounds.

We are a disability confident employer. All applicants with a disability, who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview. If this applies to you, please ensure you complete the equal opportunities section of the application form.