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Brixton, Greater London
£28,000 - £30,000 per year + 5% pension
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Groundswell is seeking an experienced professional, with a track record of supporting people around welfare benefits, to join our Progression Team in the role of Progression Advisor. This is an opportunity to support our volunteers, who have experience of homelessness, to overcome issues around welfare benefits, so that they can progress in their volunteer roles and build healthy and sustainable lives. You will be playing a crucial role in a growing and dynamic charity which is committed inclusive solutions to tackling homelessness.

As Progression Advisor you will provide support; information, advice and guidance to our volunteers. Advising Peers on their entitlement to Welfare Benefits, including benefit calculations and support and advice on disability benefits.  You will also provide practical support working with people to complete relevant paperwork for applying/continuing receiving benefits. This also includes contacting Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Health and Advisory Team by telephone, email and letter and accompanying Peers, and if necessary, advocating on their behalf at Welfare Benefit Assessments and meetings

You will be managed and supported by our experienced Progression Manager. You will also be offered independent clinical supervision and you will be based in our office in Brixton.


To make an application, please submit your CV along with a cover letter in Word format, which explains:

  • how you meet each of the areas outlined in the Person Specification (included in the Job Pack  attached)   and
  • why you are interested in doing this job.

To shortlist for interview, we score people based on whether they have the skills outlined in the person specification and the experience relevant to the role they are applying for.  Please include enough details in your covering letter for us to be able to do this.

We require that you submit your Covering Letter and CV in Word as we will be conducting a blind recruitment process which means that all names and identifying information will be removed from your application before being presented to the selection panel.

The deadline is 10am Friday 29th November 2019. 

Interviews will be held on Monday 9th December 2019 If you have not been notified by this date, then please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

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Progression Advisor Job Pack (.pdf)
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More about Groundswell

Groundswell is a registered charity, which exists to enable homeless people to take more control of their lives, have a greater influen... Read more

Posted on: 08 November 2019
Closing date: 29 November 2019
Tags: Advice, Information,Volunteer Management

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