Current Vacancy: 

Advice Manager working with the UK’s largest Irish Community.

(Full Time, £28,000 – £32,000 per year)

Exciting opportunity to make a real difference and to develop your skills

The Brent Irish Advisory Service (BIAS) has supported London’s largest Irish Community in Brent for over forty years. We would like to appointment a dynamic, enthusiastic Advice Manager to provide a hands-on approach to the delivery of BIAS core generalist advice service. This is an exciting opportunity for someone already working in a line management role or wishing to move up the ladder to help lead and shape the organisation.

BIAS is a small charity but makes a real difference helping turn people’s lives around and going the extra mile. The main problems we deal with relate to housing, welfare and poor health within our community. We believe passionately that the Irish community should be supported to access rights and entitlements to services. You will need to have strong people skills as you will be working with a small, but friendly staff team and excellent organisational abilities to ensure project deadlines are achieved.

In the current pandemic situation, our service is currently being delivered remotely. The post-holder will be expected to combine working from home and attending the office as needed to meet service needs, which may change as the longer-term Covid-19 situation becomes clearer. BIAS also delivers  an Active Ageing club weekly also.

Why you should work for BIAS

  • We are a dynamic small Charity supporting the UK largest Irish Community
  • We are firmly driven by our principles and ethos to help an often “forgotten Irish” community.
  • We have a good reputation with our funders and our clients, and support approximately 400 people each year in our community.
  • We consider our employees an asset with opportunities for training and development
  • There is a great atmosphere and good staff morale
  • Having a strong Irish connection is definitely a help but not essential but you must be able to relate to the cultural and health needs of the Irish Community.
  • Your skills, experience and enthusiasm will help BIAS to continue to grow and develop
  • 25 days holiday- plus discretionary Christmas Holidays (based on FT post)
  • Contributory Pension and there may be some flexibility on hours

The above role is supported by the Emigrant Support Programme Trade Ireland and  funding is reviewed on an annual basis.  BIAS has been supported over a number of decades which we anticipate will continue.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 4th September 2020. Please see the Job Descriptions attached to this advert. BIAS does not accept CV.

Please send completed application form and diversity monitoring form to [email protected], with Advice Manager Application in the subject line.

Please note interviews will likely be conducted on a video conferencing platform and expected approx. within 2 weeks of the closing date.  All candidates invited to interview will be required to provide documentary evidence of their right to work in the UK in order to comply with the statutory requirements.

BIAS Advice Manager Job Description Aug 2020

BIAS Application Form 2020

BIAS Monitoring Form 2020


Expired Vacancy:

Community Engagement Worker ( 7-14 Hours per week, 4 months contract, £18-21,000 depending on experience)

Location: Outreach role across Brent and Harrow

BIAS has supported the London’s largest Irish Community in Brent for forty years through a range of projects and services. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to help the Irish community through an Irish engagement (COVID19) project and promote BIAS.

We would like to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic person to provide a hands-on approach to the delivery of this new engagement project. You will need to have strong people skills (to work with staff, volunteers and clients), and excellent organisational abilities to ensure the project is appropriately delivered and monitored.

The role is funded for the next four months and any extension will be subject COVID19 circumstances, performance and funding. This project is designed for a short-term intervention with the impacts of COVID19 on our community.

BIAS understand the benefits of one to one door step contact, alongside our telephone befriending service (which provides emotional support). BIAS also provides food parcels, client newsletters and potential online access. BIAS is considering all possible options to improve well-being of the clients we support.

For more information please see the Job Description  (attached to this advert). Please complete the attached application form. Please use transferable skills to address as many areas relating to the Job application.  Please send completed application form via email to  [email protected] or by post: Brent Irish Advisory Service, 379-381 High Road, Willesden, London, NW10 2JR

BIAS Community Engagement Worker JD


The deadline is  Tuesday 19th May 2020. We hope to be able to appoint someone to this position within a week of the closing date. 

If you have not heard from us within 28 days this means that you have not been successful in selection and we thank you for your interest. Unfortunately ,we will not be able to provide feedback.