The Royal British Legion – Independent Living Adviser


Job reference R13804-18

Application closing date 09/09/2018

Location South West Midlands

Salary £14,981 p/t salary (FTE £24,969.00 pro rata)

Package Maternity Contract. 25 days annual leave pro rata plus bank holidays, Employee Assistance Helpline, Life Assurance

Voluntary Benefits Childcare Vouchers, Group Pension Plan

Job category/type Welfare & Advice

About The Royal British Legion

The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us.

Our Values and Behaviours

Does the following describe you?

– A desire to provide a great customer service and support
– Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
– Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution
– Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
– An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others

If so then we would like to hear from you…

The Role

We are looking to recruit an Independent Living Adviser to be part of a community-based team, to provide advice, support and advocacy, to beneficiaries living with long term illness, continuing care or disabilities, or caring for someone with these conditions.

The Independent Living Adviser will manage a caseload, providing person-centred advice, guidance and support, across a range of areas, including: Direct Payments, Personal Budgets, Individual Budgets, Disability Advocacy, Personal Health Budgets, Disabled Facilities Grants, available Aids and Minor Adaptations. The Adviser will also prepare and present cases to the appropriate statutory bodies and social care/health panels.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in an Independent Living Advisory capacity; have a good understanding of the current UK Social Care system and of advocacy work and experience working with older people, carers and people with disabilities.

You will be based at home or in one of our local offices (Bristol), with regular travel throughout the Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire areas for meetings, carrying out appointments and attending training.  Other travel across the Midlands Region will be required.

This role is part time working 3 days per week and is fixed-term until the end of May 2019.

Job Description: Click here

Closing date for this role is: Sunday 9th September

Interviews will take place on: Friday 14th  September in Bristol

How to Apply: Follow this link for more information and how to apply

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