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Welfare Benefits Specialist - BLG Mind

Employer
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£31,171
Closing date
15 Jun 2022

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Sector
Corporate Services, Administration, Communications, Customer Services, IT, Policy, Health and Social Care, Health
Job role
Officer, Operative
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind is a highly regarded local charity, helping people to be mentally healthy and working together with those experiencing mental health problems and dementia to improve their quality of life. With an annual turnover of £6M, over 150 staff and 200 volunteers, we are one of the largest charities in the Mind network

This is a new role in the London Borough of Greenwich requiring excellent knowledge of the Welfare Benefits System. The successful candidate will be required to manage the Benefits Assessment Support Coordinator, oversee the management of a Benefits Support Volunteer team and work closely with our partners at Bridge Support and Oxleas NHS across the local mental health service.

You should have experience of providing detailed/complex benefits advice, supporting individuals, and of working with people with mental health problems.

You will be a key person in maintaining quality within service delivery and maintaining clear communication and representation with clinical teams and team leaders.

Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We recognise the importance of having a diverse and inclusive work force and would welcome applications from the following groups:

  • People from culturally diverse communities
  • Young people
  • Disabled people
  • People with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities

BLG Mind is committed to meeting the reasonable adjustments of disabled people and always welcomes applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems.

BLG Mind offers flexibility for hybrid working (some days at home and some in the office) where this supports staff wellbeing and fits with the needs of clients and the charity. As a people-focused organisation, we expect all staff to spend regular time at their work base as part of these arrangements.

Staff benefits include a matched contribution pension scheme, 25 days' holiday (pro-rata, rising with service), quality supervision and training opportunities. See our website for more reasons to work for Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

Company

Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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