Citizens Advice Camden is the leading provider of voluntary sector advice services in Camden, with over 80 years’ experience of delivering free, confidential and impartial information, advice, and casework to those most in need.
We are looking for a generalist adviser with a broad knowledge of social welfare law issues such as benefits, housing, money problems and more to join our team based at Great Ormond Street Hospital. This role, advising hospital staff, is the first of its kind in England and is part of the NHS’s move to support their own staff’s wellbeing.
If appointed you will also apply for GOSH honorary staff status and will be closely supported in developing your advice skills. Advice will predominately be given face-to-face and is delivered within the Hospital. The service aims to focus on those staff in most need.
You will have–
- a good knowledge of generalist advice issues and be able to deliver advocacy-based case work to GOSH staff
- excellent negotiation and advocacy skills.
- an understanding of the issues that GOSH NHS staff face.
- the ability to work with and integrate within existing GOSH staff well-being initiatives.
- willingness to abide by all policies and procedures required by GOSH as well as C.A. Camden.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our mutually supportive Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital which supports families of children treated there on a range of social welfare issues, including benefits, debt, and housing. This service is integrated into existing GOSH family services.
To apply complete our application form and online application process via the Apply button.
Closing deadline for applications is: 10.00am on Monday, 7 February
CVs are not accepted.
Interview date: tbc
Interviews will be held on Zoom.
Start Date: As soon as possible
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.
The successful candidate will be required to complete the GOSH honorary status process which includes an enhanced DBS check. You will be required to maintain honorary status and meet any additional NHS or GOSH requirements during your employment in this role, including being fully Covid-19 vaccinated. This role does not require direct contact with hospital patients.
Citizens Advice Camden is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.