Advice Team Leader

Advice is a vital service for Disabled People. We’re looking for an experienced advice worker who can make a difference.

  • Closing date for applications: 14 September 2021
  • Contact phone: 07852355843
  • Contact email: abs.tripp@disabilitylambeth.org.uk

Disability Advice Service Lambeth (dasl) is a local, user-led organisation controlled by Disabled people. For twenty years, we have worked to support Disabled people in Lambeth and neighbouring boroughs to achieve our vision of a world in which diversity is valued, difference is celebrated and equal rights and opportunities are enjoyed by all.

We provide a wide range of peer-led services, including advice, information, professional advocacy, direct payments support, social and sports activities and employment support services. Through the Connect Lambeth partnership, we also work with older people and carers.

We are seeking to appoint an Advice Team Leader to manage our small advice service for Disabled people and to act as our main caseworker. You will supervise the work of any staff or volunteers working on the service as well as carrying a large personal caseload yourself. We hold the Advice Quality Standard (AQS) in the welfare benefit subject category and the Disability client category and you will support the Director to ensure the ongoing quality of the service provided. You will also work closely with dasl staff providing our other main services to ensure that clients receive a range of support.

You should have a minimum of three years’ experience of advising on welfare benefits up to tribunal level and sound general knowledge of debt advice. Some experience of housing and/or community care would be an advantage. We are looking for someone who has the skills to work holistically with a diverse range of Disabled people including those with mental health problems, and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for clients.

If you would like to find out more about dasl and the post of Advice Team Leader before making your application, you can contact:

Abs Tripp, Acting Director
Email: abs.tripp@disabilitylambeth.org.uk
Telephone: 07852 355 843 or 020 7738 5656

Closing date: midday Tuesday 14th​​​​​ September 2021
Interviews: Monday 20th September 2021

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