Thank you for your interest in working for Age UK Wandsworth.  We have the following opportunities:

1.  Advice Worker

Salary: £29,424 p/a (incl. inner London weighting), pro-rated

Hours: 28 hours p/week 

Contract length: 31st March 2019

Age UK Wandsworth aims to improve the quality of life of older people and their carers in the London borough of Wandsworth through the provision of a range of preventative services. 

We are seeking an experienced Advice Worker to join our busy Advice and Support Service team.  This is an interesting and varied role providing advice and support to clients with complex needs at home visit, drop-in, by appointment, outreach and by telephone/email.

You will need extensive and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of welfare benefits with the ability to advise accurately and comprehensively on the whole range of working age and pension age benefit entitlements.  You will also need to have extensive and up-to-date knowledge on housing, community care, disability rights and key issues affecting older people and their carers.

You will work as part of a small, busy public-facing team and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, a commitment to high standards of customer care, will be highly organised and will have an understanding of the issues affecting older people.

The post is subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further details are available in the job description and person specification.

To apply, please complete the Application Form, Equalities Monitorng Form and Declaration of Criminal Records and email them to jobs@ageukwandsworth.org.uk

      Closing date is Weds 29th November 2017 at 12 noon.

      Interviews will be held on Thursday 7th December 2017

No CVs or agencies please

2.  Handyperson

Salary: £24,738 per annum, pro-rated

Hours: 28 hrs per week

Contract length: until 31st March 2019 initially

Do you have excellent DIY skills and a passion for supporting older people?  

The Handyperson Service provides practical support in people’s homes to enable them to maintain independent living.

You will be visiting people in their homes to assist with a wide range of practical tasks such as fitting grab rails, bannister rails and key safes, putting up blinds, changing tap washers and moving furniture to make space for hospital beds and equipment. 

You will work closely with the office team to collect jobs and feedback any issues as well as complete basic paperwork to support the reporting process. 

The successful candidate will be an experienced and enthusiastic handyperson, used to undertaking a wide range of work in people’s homes. You will also need to have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working with older people. 

The post is subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For further details please see the job description and person specification.

To apply, please complete the Application pack below and send your Application, Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Declaration of Criminal Convictions forms to jobs@ageukwandsworth.org.uk 

      The closing date for applications is: Tuesday 5th December 2017 at 12 noon

      Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 13th December

No CVs or agencies please.


Application pack

Application form

Equal Opportunities monitoring form

Declaration of Criminal Convictions form

Guidance on applying for a vacancy

 

Salary: £24,252 per annum (including London Weighting)
Hours: one day (7 hours) per week
Contract length: until 31st March 2017
Do you have excellent DIY skills and a passion for supporting older people?  
Age UK Wandsworth works to improve the quality of life of older people and their carers in the London borough of Wandsworth through the provision of a range of preventative services.  The Handyperson Service provides practical support in people’s homes to enable them to maintain independent living.
You will be visiting people in their homes and assisting with a wide range of tasks to help them stay warm and well in winter.  This could include fitting draught proofing, radiator foils, checking boilers, advising on energy efficiency as well as fitting grab rails and key safes and moving furniture to make space for hospital beds and equipment. 
You will work closely with the office team to collect jobs and feedback any issues as well as complete basic paperwork to support the reporting process. 
The successful candidate will be an experienced and enthusiastic handyperson, used to undertaking a wide range of work in people’s homes. You will also need to have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working with older people. 
The post is subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further information