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Poverty (Outreach Advice) Worker – 35 hours per week – £27000-£31,000 per annum – up to 4 year contract possibility of renewal subject to funding

We would like to appointment a dynamic, enthusiastic person to provide a hands-on approach in the delivery of BIAS frontline services. Your role will involve contributing to running of day-to-day services alongside existing welfare staff. Key to your role will be providing one-to-one appointments on complex welfare areas, development of an outreach home service and support to clients in preparation for tribunal hearings.

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 welfare law, particularly those relating to pension-age benefits and be able to advocate for clients at least to appeal level. You should also have a working knowledge of at least one of the other areas that our clients enquire about, including pensions, housing, employment and debt issues. In addition, you will have experience in outreach working and in creating and developing new services into areas that do not currently have provision.

For further information, please see the job description below:

Poverty (Outreach Advice) worker May 2022 JD

To apply, please complete the following application form and equality monitoring form and send to [email protected]

BIAS application form May 2022

BAIS diversity monitoring form

Closing date for this role is 6 June 2022 at 11.59pm. Interviews are expected to take place on w/c 13 June and are likely to be conducted remotely.

 

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