W1B, London (On-site)
Circa £36,000 per annum plus competitive benefits
Contract, 18 Month Fixed Term Contract, Full-time
Job description

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity, and facilitates the provision of help and support for ex-RAF personnel and their eligible dependants who are in need of assistance.  Part of that help is providing support through advocacy. This covers two areas. First by ensuring our beneficiaries receive all statutory care services through the Local Authority and NHS and advice is given on all aspects of community care law and representation at the CHC Appeals provided. Second by providing advice and support to beneficiaries who have housing issues: homelessness, eviction, disrepair and allocations.  

We provide advocacy and advice in the areas of housing law, community care and the CHC funding through negotiating with statutory bodies, drafting written submissions and representing beneficiaries at meetings and appeals, as necessary.

We are seeking a compassionate and highly organised individual with proven experience of oral and written advice as well as strong administration skills to join us in delivering help to the RAF community. Working under the supervision of our Care & Housing Advocacy Manager (CHAM) and alongside another Paralegal, and a team of welfare executives, you will have responsibility for identifying the need for support and representation among those seeking assistance and provide administrative assistance to the CHAM.

The successful candidate will need to have current experience of providing specialist written and oral advice and support relating to care services,  Continuing Health Care (CHC) funding, housing law and assisting with appeals processes. An articulate communicator with IT skills suited to working in a paperless environment, you must be able to demonstrate an ability to relate to people of all ages, especially vulnerable beneficiaries, in a manner which is conducive to relieving stress and concerns through giving sound and impartial information, guidance and representation. 

A detailed job profile is available below and on the Fund’s website. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Elizabeth John, Care & Housing Advocacy Manager.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter detailing why you believe you are suitable for this role and providing examples of how you meet the person specification to Martin Botting, HR Business Partner via email.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 24 February 2022 at 5:00pm. Interviews will take place the following week. Please note that due to the high number of applications expected, only candidates shortlisted for interview will be notified.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to have a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

A copy of the Fund’s Candidate Privacy Notice can be found on our website. As an equal opportunities employer, the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join the Fund.

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is a Registered Charity (No. 10810090).

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Refreshed on: 02 February 2022
Closed date: 24 February 2022 at 17:00
Tags: Legal, Advocacy

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