Veterans Advisor - Care and Housing Advocacy

Job Type: Permanent

Camden, Greater London

Our key client, a military charity, is seeking applications to their post of Advisor - Community Care Law Advisor.

£36,000 - £39,000/annum Excellent bens.

Hybrid working, 3 days in London, 2 remote working.

Our key client, a military charity, is seeking applications to their post of Advisor - Community Care Law Advisor - this fascinating post will see the successful candidate provide advocacy and advice in the areas of housing law, community care and the CHC funding through negotiating with statutory bodies, drafting written submissions and representing beneficiaries at meetings and appeals, as necessary.

This is a fascinating and rewarding position, helping vulnerable former military personnel, their families, receive great advice and support in challenging circumstances.

You will ideally have experience of

  • Community Care Law Experience and/or Housing Law
  • Experience of Continuing Health Care (CHC)
  • Representing Clients
  • Drafting Submissions
  • Housing Law Experience

You will ensure beneficiaries receive all statutory care services through the Local Authority and NHS and advice is given on all aspects of community care law and representation at the CHC Appeals provided. Also providing advice and support to beneficiaries who have housing issues: homelessness, eviction, disrepair and allocations.

We are seeking a compassionate and highly organised individual with proven experience of oral and written advice as well as strong administration skills to join us in delivering help to the military and veterans community.

Working under the supervision of our Care & Housing Advocacy Manager(CHAM) and alongside another Paralegal, and a team of welfare executives, you will have responsibility for identifying the need for support and representation among those seeking assistance and provide administrative assistance to the CHAM.

The successful candidate ideally have experience of providing specialist written and oral advice and support relating to care services, Continuing Health Care (CHC)funding, housing law and assisting with appeals processes.

An articulate communicator with IT skills suited to working in a paperless environment, you must be able to demonstrate an ability to relate to people of all ages, especially vulnerable beneficiaries, in a manner which is conducive to relieving stress and concerns through giving sound and impartial information, guidance and representation.