Job title: Information, Advice & Advocacy Support Officer (Maternity Cover)

Job reference: 97

Contract type: Fixed-term contract for 1 year

Hours: Full-time – 37 hours, 5 days per week, Monday to Friday on a rota varying between the hours of 8am – 6pm

Location: Office Based - Stevenage

Salary: £20,000.00 - £22,438.00 per annum (dependent on experience) + Benefits

Closing date: 9am on Monday 23rd October 2017

About us: Giving people a voice – and making sure it’s heard – is something POhWER does every day. We’re all about promoting equality, challenging unfairness and giving disadvantaged and vulnerable people access to high quality information, advice and advocacy services. POhWER is a registered charity that provides a range of services across England.

About the role: An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Information, Advice and Advocacy Support Officer to join our dedicated HertsHelp contact centre team based in Stevenage to cover Maternity Leave.

You will be supporting a wide range of vulnerable people over the phone or via email, exploring options and taking action as required.

About you:  Ideally you will have worked in, information and advice or similar role before, particularly with a health, social care or voluntary sector background and experience of working with vulnerable adults with sometimes profound and multiple needs.

You will need to have a flexible attitude and must be comfortable handling highly sensitive information, and in seeking support and supervision. Strong communication skills and time management skills will be required and you will need to be computer literate.

A DBS check will be required for this post.

We apologise in advance, that if you do not hear back from us within two weeks of the closing date then please presume that you have been unsuccessful.

There are also possible volunteering opportunities available within POhWER across the whole of England, to get more information on these opportunities please visit http://www.pohwer.net/get-involved/volunteering-for-pohwer.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 23rd October 2017

Interview date: Tuesday 31st October 2017

Full job description: Information_Advice_and_Advocacy_Officer_JD_-_Jan_2017.pdf

How to apply: Fill in the application form. (Your application will only be considered if you submit a fully completed application form attached)

Once completed, please send your application form to [email protected] or if you are having any problems, call 01438 846023.

For an informal discussion please call 0300 456 2370 and leave your contact details for Anne Priest, Community Manager to call you back.

POhWER is an equal opportunities employer, holder of the Investors in People Silver award and a member of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER scheme and Stonewall Diversity Champions. We are a member of the Positive about Disability scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.