Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen (On-site)
£27,083 pa (pro rata) + excellent benefits
Contract, Fixed Term contract until 30th September 2022, Full-time
Job description

Blackburn Central Library with travel around Lancashire

Closing date: 5 June 2022 at 11.30pm

Are you passionate about supporting people with advice and guidance? Do you want to work with one of the UK’s leading housing and homelessness charities?

About you

You will be experienced in supporting vulnerable adults who are experiencing multiple disadvantage with compassion. You’ll also have:

  • Experience of providing housing, welfare benefits and debt advice, with an understanding of how legislation impacts this
  • An ability to manage a varied caseload, adhering to multiple deadlines
  • Experience of working with safeguarding framework
  • The ability to work successfully with a range of stakeholders

About the role and team

Working flexibly across Lancashire, you will provide housing, debt and welfare benefits support and manage a varied caseload, recording your work accurately on our client database. You’ll need to build and maintain relationships within the community and collaborate with key stakeholders and referral partners to achieve positive outcomes and identify opportunities to influence change. In addition, you’ll support with the development and delivery of training and rights awareness for staff, volunteers and wider stakeholders.

The Community Adviser role sits within the Building Better Opportunities project, which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund on a yearly basis. The team is collaborative, supportive and passionate, working in partnership with local social enterprise and community organisations.

About Shelter

A home is a fundamental human need. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle daily with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, motivated individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time.

At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent. We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave (pro rata), enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Posted on: 19 May 2022
Closed date: 05 June 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development