Recruitment

Brigstowe are recruiting an Advice and Support Worker

The Advice and Support team work with people living with or affected by HIV.  It is a dynamic and varied role, which holds clients at the heart of service delivery.  Clients come from diverse cultural backgrounds, which include many minority groups.  We pride ourselves on offering services, which are person centered and we continually endeavor to understand and reflect the needs of all communities affected by HIV.

The Advice and Support team consists of 3 part time workers and the role will require applicants to be able to work well under pressure, be self-motivated, work under their own initiative but also to be a great team player and deliver a service which is responsive, flexible and inclusive.  It is a heavily advice based role, so a solid understanding of the welfare benefit system and housing related support is essential.  We provide a client centered, trauma informed approach to maintaining and sustaining relationships, whilst offering effective liaison and advocacy skills to support clients to understand and access their rights and entitlements. We work with clients to assist them to be more independent and to achieve their goals.

You will join a collaborative, supportive, motivated & dynamic team and receive:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • 6% contribution to your pension
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Regular one-to-one supervision.

Salary:                      £25,481 to £27,741 pro rata based on pt 19 to 23 of the NJC scale

Hours:                       30 hours per week (part time based on full-time hours of 37 per week)

Contract:                   Permanent

Closing date:             Thursday, 29th April 2021 11.59pm

Interview date:         Friday 7th May 2021 by Zoom

If you would like more information on this role, please get in touch. Brigstowe is committed to reducing inequality, valuing diversity and enabling inclusion.  We welcome applicants with the appropriate skills of any background or identity.    

Please submit your CV, with a covering letter outlining your reasons for applying and how your skills and experience fit the person specification. All applications will be scored using the person specification and therefore applicants who submit a relevant covering letter are more likely to be offered an interview. 

In addition, please complete our Required Information Form and Equal Opportunities Form.  Please send your CV, covering letter and other forms to info@brigstowe.org 

Brigstowe is a charity striving for a world in which people living with HIV live long and healthy lives, free from poverty, stigma, prejudice and discrimination; as well as enhancing individuals’ quality of life. To find out more, please visit www.brigstowe.org