Locum Specialist Caseworker (Welfare Benefits & Debt)
Organisation: Islington People’s Rights
Variable hours per week. £16.17 per hour
Deadline for applications: Friday 1 June 2018. 5pm
We wish to recruit a number of locum specialist caseworkers, available to work on a short term or adhoc basis. You must be flexible and able to work at short notice.
Islington Peoples Rights (IPR) is an independent welfare rights and debt advice service, founded over 40 years ago. We are a well-established organisation with a track record of delivering high quality services.
We deliver our services through a number of grants and contracts from different national and local funders including; Islington Council, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, Trust for London, Thames Water Trust Fund and the Henry Smith Charity. We provide welfare benefits and debt advice in a number of community settings such as community centres, community mental health teams, drug and alcohol rehabilitation venues, and our main office in Holloway.
Our main office at the Manor Gardens Centre in Holloway, London N7 6LA, is well served by public transport, including buses trains and tubes.
You will be providing specialist welfare rights and debt advice and casework to people in Islington. You will have knowledge and experience of working to the Specialist Quality Mark (SQM) Standard. Experience of representation at Tribunals and Appeals is desirable. Our locums see clients at various venues in the London Borough of Islington dealing with a wide range of welfare benefits and money advice/debt issues ranging from basic form filling to complex matters.
To apply contact us by email:
You will then be sent an application pack and further information.
Deadline for applications. Friday 1 June 2018. 5pm.
Islington People’s Rights (IPR) is seeking to recruit additional trustees for its board, to take responsibility for the governance and strategic direction of this dynamic organisation, committed to reducing poverty. Specific areas of expertise required include: financial management, business planning, fundraising and HR/Personnel. We will however welcome people with the enthusiasm to work with and learn the necessary skills to be an effective part of the board of trustees. Trustees would join the board of the registered charity, and also be directors of the company limited by guarantee, and act as the Management Committee of the organisation.
IPR is a well-established independent advice agency, providing targeted specialist welfare benefits and debt advice. It was set up in 1969, and has a strong track record of supporting the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society. IPR is proud of its current services that focus on those with mental health issues, disabilities, drug and alcohol problems; as well as carers, ex-offenders and those linked to certain Black Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities. It has small experienced staff team, primarily made up of specialist caseworkers. IPR has funding from Islington Council confirmed to March 2020, and is financially secure, and is looking to build on this. More information on the IPR website at www.ipradvice.org.uk including our latest Annual Review.
We have 10 trustees currently, and board meetings are held quarterly at the IPR Offices in Holloway, based in the Manor Gardens Centre. They start at 6.30pm and last around 2 hours. There are also 3 sub-committees, covering HR, Finance and Fundraising that also meet quarterly, and occasional working groups, plus other events that IPR is involved with, that trustees can get involved with. There is an AwayDay once a year, and the Annual General Meeting in November. The role of a trustee at IPR is not onerous in terms of time commitment.
If you are interested in joining the IPR Board of Trustees contact the Chief Executive, by emailing your details to