Job title: Triage Information, Advice and Advocacy Support Officer

Job reference: 74

Contract type: Fixed term for 6 months

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

Location: OfficeBased – Birmingham

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

Closing date: Friday 27th July 2018

About us: POhWER is a national charity supporting people living with disability, mental health and other issues to have a stronger voice so they can uphold their rights and access the assistance they need. POhWER provides specialist advocacy and advice services so our clients can make a positive difference in their lives.

Giving people a voice – and making sure it’s heard – is something POhWER does every day. We are 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 and Scotland.

We are looking to recruit people who share our core values and can demonstrate that they apply and live those values in their daily working practice.

About the role: An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Triage Information, Advice and Advocacy Support Officer to join our dedicated Birmingham contact centre team based in Birmingham on a 6 month fixed term contract.

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

Our ideal candidate will be an effective, confident team player with excellent good clear call handling skills and an awareness of information, advice and advocacy services and of public and third sectors. Good IT skills, a working knowledge of standard Microsoft office programs, and experience of triaging high volume of calls and emails whilst working in a team are all essential for this role. We work core hours from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and thus some shifts may cover hours until 6pm.

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.

 

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.

Full job description: IAASC_Triage_officer_-Sept_2017_-_JD.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 846015.

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.