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Location:         Flexible within Lancashire

Salary:             £20,613 to £21,250 FTE on successful completion of probationary period

Hours:             28 or 35hrs - to be agreed with successful applicant – working 4 or 5 days a week

Term:               12 Months fixed contract

A message from our Chief Executive

Thank you for your interest in this role and for considering joining us at Age UK Lancashire.

Our vision that we are here “until everyone is living their best later life” is the strong thread that runs through our organisation and alongside our mission to “deliver outstanding, responsive and inclusive services & solutions” driving our decision making and keeping us focused on what’s important.

Age UK Lancashire has a proud history of delivering services to older people across Lancashire, enabling them to maintain their independence and to enjoy choice and control over their lives.

If you do come and work with us, you’ll join colleagues who are proud of and passionate about their work & our customers, who pull together as a team and who make an impressive difference in the lives of older people every day.

They make me proud every day to lead this very special organisation. If this sounds like you, we would love you to come and join us.

Age UK Lancashire is looking for a knowledgeable individual to join as an adviser within our Information & Advice Service for older adults in Lancashire.

  • Do you have previous experience in an advice service?
  • Do you have an extensive understanding of welfare benefits for older people?
  • Are you self-motivated with a positive can-do attitude?
  • Are you caring, understanding and able to empathise with older people and their families and carers?
  • Are you able to engage with a wide range of contacts to establish sustainable referral pathways?
  • Are you able to work remotely with minimal supervision?

If so, we’re seeking an individual who can work as part of our team, offering information and advice to older people on a variety of topics including welfare benefits, social care, housing, energy efficiency and scams awareness.

This role is best suited to an enthusiastic self-starter with excellent communication skills who enjoys working in a values-based organisation to improve the lives and make a difference to older people in Lancashire.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Positive, solution focussed and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Experience of delivering a quality advice service
  • Experience of working to and meeting targets
  • Determination to achieve high standards of customer care
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexibility and able to manage conflicting priorities

You will be required to manage your own workload and work flexibly to meet the needs of the organisation and our clients. For an informal chat about the role please contact Zoe Johnston, Service Manager 0300 303 1234

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@ageuklancs.org.uk

Closing date:     Early applications encouraged due to anticipated high level of interest

Interviews:          24th August 2022

The nature of the post will require travel across the area. A full driving licence, appropriate insurance cover and use of a car are essential.

DBS: This post is eligible for an enhanced DBS check and all the associated costs will be met by the employee. The cost for the DBS check is £40 plus an additional administration charge of £5.50 totalling £45.50. This amount will be deducted from an employees first salary with Age UK Lancashire.

Further information and application form can be downloaded below.

Equality & Diversity-Age UK Lancashire are committed to ensuring that all job applicants and members of staff are treated equally, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Please complete the attached form to allow us to monitor our applicant and staff diversity.

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