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Freedom from Torture
Greater Manchester
£10,870 per annum (FTE £27,174 per annum) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
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£26,000 per year (full-time; £20,800 pa if four days per week)
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£28,000 - £30,000 per year (pro rata)
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£17.51 per hour
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Competitive salary
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Freedom from Torture
Greater Manchester
£10,870 per annum (FTE £27,174 per annum) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Welfare Advisor

 Hours: 14 hours per week
Location: Manchester, M1
Salary:  £10,870 per annum (FTE £27,174 per annum) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance

The purpose of the Welfare Advisor role is to work within the holistic rehabilitation model of Freedom from Torture and provide welfare advice and advocacy to survivors of torture living in North West. This will be as part of a multi-disciplinary team and requires an individual with significant experience of working as a Welfare Advisor and advocate in relation to welfare benefits, housing and the asylum support system.

The ideal candidate for the role will have the following skills:

• Experience providing welfare advocacy with individuals who are experiencing mental health difficulties as well as understanding of current Social Care policies/practices
• Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of equality and diversity issues and the ability to integrate into employment policies and practices when recruiting volunteer welfare case workers
• Experience working with refugees and asylum seekers and an understanding of the needs of this group and the associated support services and mechanisms available
• Experience of working within a similar role providing advocacy on a range of welfare issues to include housing, welfare benefits and Asylum Support
• Experience of working within the benefits system, including the application, assessment and appeals procedures

To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click the link provided.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this position

Please note a CV and a cover letter addressing the Job Description and Person Specification of the role are mandatory to be considered for the position.

Freedom from Torture is dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture. We provide therapies to improve physical and mental health, we medically document torture, and we provide legal and welfare help. We expose torture globally, we fight to hold torturing states to account and we campaign for fairer treatment of torture survivors in the UK.

Our team of dedicated professionals provide direct support to survivors including psychological therapy, physical health services, legal and welfare support, and expert medical reports for use in survivors' asylum claims. We also support other providers to deliver high quality rehabilitation services to survivors. 

We campaign for national and global change, using evidence from our services and survivor voices to protect and promote survivors' rights and hold torturing states to account. We are proud to play a significant role in the global anti-torture movement. Survivors, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of our work. 

None of this can happen without our vibrant community of supporters who help to create this change.

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.

Closing date:  05 January 2020

Expected date of interviews: week commencing 13 January 2020

As an organisation working with a potentially vulnerable client group, Freedom From Torture has a legal duty to ensure that those under its care are protected from abuse, and that where is abuse is suspected or has occurred, has a clear framework of response. Therefore the successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS application and the result will need to be reviewed before the candidate is confirmed in post.

Freedom from Torture is an Equal Opportunities Employer
No agencies please

Additional documents
Welfare Advisor (.pdf)
Posted on: 20 November 2019
Closing date: 20 December 2019
Job ref: VA336
Tags: Social Care/Development,Practitioner
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