Hammersmith, Greater London
£32,625 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Independent Age works to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose. To achieve this we provide information, advice and connection services for older people; campaign on the issues that matter most to them around health and care, poverty and loneliness and provide capacity building support to others working in the sector.

This is an exciting time to join the charity as we embark on our new ambitious strategy for 2021 – 2023 and increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life.

We are looking for a social care specialist who can support teams across the charity in their work. You will help deliver our expert telephone advice service. You will provide guidance and training for our advice team on social care issues affecting older people. You will support our information team with the production of social care resources and working closely with our policy teams on wider system change. There is potential to develop this role and you will play a key part in this.

The role sits within a Technical Advice team of four covering advice on social care, money and welfare benefits and health and wellbeing.

With experience in the field of social care and/or delivering social care advice, you should have a good understanding of the legislative and regulatory frameworks relating to social care, the Care Act 2014, and the issues faced by older people. You will have excellent written and verbal communication and the ability to write about social care issues in a clear and concise way. Ideally, you will have experience of supporting staff development.

As well as a competitive salary we offer 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, learning and development opportunities, season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

We are all currently working from home due to the pandemic, so this role is currently work from home.

We are passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion and creating an environment where we can ALL be ourselves

To apply, please visit our website to submit a covering letter along with a CV, detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 18 May

Refreshed on: 23 April 2021
Closed date: 07 May 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development