Welfare Rights Adviser (Female)

  • Job Reference: 00000134-1
  • Date Posted: 12 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Church Army
  • Location: The Marylebone Project, Westminster, London
  • Salary: £15,000
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Contract, Temporary
  • Duration: 12-month contract
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

We are proud to be able to offer a new No Recourse service within the Project.  You will be required to provide a service with a view to instate income and/or benefit status. With colleagues you will establish an effective and timely service with an outstanding reputation within the sector, and devise and structure new ways of working.  You will need to be committed to delivering positive outcomes for vulnerable people.

Are you…

  • Experienced in providing welfare benefits and income advice?
  • Experienced in working with vulnerable people?
  • Motivated by working to change lives for the better?
  • Passionate about doing a job that makes a difference?
  • Organised and a gifted multi tasker?
  • Wanting a role that offers the opportunity to work holistically and with a small caseload?

The Marylebone Project is one of the largest women’s hostels in the UK for women affected by homelessness. Those we support are often affected by substance misuse, unemployment, domestic violence and mental health issues. Whatever their story, we aim for the same ending; self-esteem, employment and independent living. We do this by providing shelter, education opportunities, spiritual space and events in a welcoming and secure environment.

20 hours per week, 4 hours per day Monday to Friday (some negotiation on shift times).

*Positions are exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

Physical requirement

The job regularly involves walking throughout the Project, which is based over 2 sites 100m apart, over a number of floors with stair access. There is also a requirement to travel across London for meetings and service user support. Physical mobility and ability to carry smaller items are required as essential.

An enhanced DBS check required and compliance with Church Army’s safeguarding policies. Safeguarding training will be required. 

For more information, the job pack, and application form, please see our website. 

Closing date for applications: Monday 22 February 2021

20 hours per week, 4 hours per day Monday to Friday (some negotiation on shift times). 
20 hours per week, 4 hours per day Monday to Friday (some negotiation on shift times).