We are recruiting!

Active Ageing Worker-p/t and Link Worker p/t (two posts)

Salary: £21,000-£23,00 pro rata depending on experience and qualifications

Based: In Brent and possible other locations

Contract: 2 years (will be subject to funding) both posts are 6 hours per week

  • Do you like working with older people?
  • Do you have good communication skills, organising and helping people?
  • Would you be able to work with volunteers to support and inspire them?
  • Would you like to be part of a team to help reduce isolation in our elders?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!

BIAS has supported the largest Irish Community in Brent for over forty years. As the Active Ageing Worker your job will be to run the new afternoon club and the Link Worker will enable members of the club to be connected with services that are helpful to them through our social prescribing pilot project. Both roles will be supported by the Engagement Coordinator.

Please send a covering letter to [email protected]  no longer than two pages, detailing why you are suitable for the role or CV again demonstrating why you meet the role. Applications without a covering letter/CV  will not be considered for the role. Please ensure you include name, email, contact number and  address.

We strongly encourage applicants to call us for a chat about the role in advance of applying.  Please ring Ellen on  07754110600 (contact Wednesday) or email [email protected] We will arrange to return your call.

Deadline:  22nd July 2022 at 5.00 p.m

Active Ageing Worker -Link Worker JD June


Housing Adviser – 21 Hours per week – £30,000-£32,000 pro rata – up to 3 years contract with extension subject to funding

In the last few years, we have seen a significant increase in the number of people turning to us for housing advice. We are seeking a passionate and knowledgeable Housing Adviser to join our small team to provide this additional expertise.   Your role will involve contributing to running of day-to-day services alongside advice staff and providing specialist housing advice and knowledge. Key to your role will be providing one-to-one appointments on complex housing issues, including homelessness, tenancy sustainment, disrepair and issues that fall outside of legal aid support.

You will need to have strong people skills (working with staff, volunteers and clients), excellent organisational skills and ability to digest complex briefs. You will be required to manage an active caseload ensuring cases are appropriately actioned and recorded while ensuring tasks and deadlines are consistently achieved. This role is subject to funding and is reviewed on an annual basis.

You will need to be confident in all areas of housing law, particularly those relating to single people and older people.  You should have knowledge of the housing needs of those living in inner and outer London boroughs and the particular challenges they face.  You will be able to advocate for clients on issues of suitability, disrepair and housing transfers for clients who may be in private rented accommodation, social housing or are owner-occupiers. You should also have at least a working understanding of other areas that our clients enquire about, including welfare benefits, pensions, employment and debt issues.  The ideal candidate will have experience of working will have experience of representing clients in court proceedings.

Housing Adviser May 2022 JD

This post has an open-ended closing date.  We will interview suitable candidates as applications arrive.  Please complete the application form  and monitoring form below and send to [email protected]

BIAS application form May 2022

BAIS diversity monitoring form