An exciting opportunity has arisen at DEBRA for a full time Area Community Support Manager to join its team in the South of England. Are you a dynamic team player with plenty of enthusiasm, and a passion for increasing your client’s quality of life and providing exceptional welfare support? If so this could be the ideal role for you!
DEBRA is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a genetic condition which causes the skin to blister and shear at the slightest friction or even spontaneously. We have a vision of a world where no one suffers from this painful condition.
Salary: £24 – 28k per annum
Reports to: Regional Community Support Manager – South
Location: Home-Based, with easy access to London, some travel to head office in Crowthorne will be required
Hours: Full Time – 35 hpw
Key responsibilities will include:
Providing a community support and advocacy service to people whose lives are affected by EB in the South of England (predominately London based clients);
Maintaining a working knowledge of the Welfare and Benefits System;
Working as part of the DEBRA community support and membership team including involvement in community support projects and events;
Attending clinics at National EB Centres and Outreach Clinics to support families.
A complete job description can be downloaded from our website or contact HR for further information.
We are seeking an approachable individual with the ability to put people at ease and build trust, you must have a genuine desire to help people, as well as relevant experience working face to face with the public in a health or social care setting.
The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as up to date knowledge of the current welfare system.
Own car and valid driving licence are desirable.
If you are enthusiastic about the contribution you could make, please visit our website today to download an application pack.
DEBRA is a registered charity in England (no. 1084958) and Scotland (no. SC039654) and promotes equality of opportunity for all.
You may have experience in: Social care, advocacy, healthcare, support manager, advice, advisory, benefits, welfare, council, public, housing, management, education, support, nursing, multi-disciplinary.
Contact: Nathalie Townsend