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Trainee Benefits advisor (peer role)

£26,000 per year pro rata (£15,600 actual)
Part-time (21 Hours per week )
Contract (Until 31st March 2025, extendable subject to funding)
Job description

Inclusion Barnet is Barnet’s Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation (DDPO), led by a board and senior management team of disabled people, and we’re passionate about using our lived experience of disability to work towards inclusive communities and greater social justice for all.  This role involves working with people across all Barnet’s diverse communities. Therefore, we’re looking for people with a demonstrable commitment to the social model of disability and disability equality, with their own lived experience of disability (which could include mental health issues or a long term condition), and an ambition to contribute to a fairer society for all.  We also particularly welcome applications from global majority candidates, who are currently underrepresented in our organisation. 

The successful candidate will spend their time learning to be a specialist welfare benefits caseworker with fully funded training opportunities and the support of a senior caseworker.

To succeed, you will need some experience of working with adults, either paid and unpaid, together with excellent communication skills. You’ll be excited by the challenge of learning new things and have knowledge of the services used by disabled people.

This is a mainly home based role, with travel around Barnet needed around two days a month.  Some travel to other venues in London will also be required. We encourage flexible working to suit your work/life balance preferences where possible however some working days might be determined by the training requirements for this role. We also operate a Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) system. 

To apply, please submit your CV with a brief covering letter clearly stating how you meet the person specification.  Please specify which role you are applying for. 

The successful candidate must be willing to undergo a DBS check and have the right to work in the UK. 

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Inclusion Barnet View profile Company size Size: 11 - 20
Posted on: 03 August 2023
Closed date: 02 September 2023 at 23:59
Tags: Advice, Information, Advocacy

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