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Age UK Teesside is an established local charity driven by the needs and aspirations of people in later life working to promote the health and well-being of older people.

The currently have a vacancy for:

Welfare Benefits Advisor

Salary: £10.22 per hour
Hours: 7 hours per week

Age UK Teesside is seeking to employ a Welfare Benefits Advisor to provide benefit advice for people aged 50+ in Teesside.

Applicants must have a proven track record of recent benefits advice including casework. You will need up-to-date knowledge of social security legislation and practice.

The successful candidate will advise and assist clients with welfare benefit related issues. This will include providing full benefit checks, advising on potential claims, completing application forms and taking action on the client’s behalf. You will also be actively involved in negotiating, and liaising with, statutory agencies.

Applicants need to be flexible, organised and team-spirited. Successful applicants will have access to training, support and a rewarding career.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 20th September 2019 at 4 p.m.

For an application form and job description please visit www.ageukteesside.org.uk or email anne.sykes@ageukteesside.org.uk

These posts are subject to DBS Enhanced Disclosure CVs will not be accepted


Older Offenders Officer

Salary: £21,904 pro rata
Hours: 29 hours per week

Age UK North Tyneside and Age UK Teesside have been working for 3 years to support older offenders and to improve the range of services and support available to them.

Age UK North Tyneside and Age UK Teesside have an exciting opportunity to further develop the support we provide to older offenders in prisons across the North East through a new 4 years contract with NHS England.

Purpose

This 4 days/29 hours per week role will involve supporting the co-ordination and development of Age UK Teesside’s and Age UK North Tyneside’s work with older prisoners within HMP Holme House, Stockton and HMP Frankland, Durham; by providing up to 2 days per week activity in each prison including preparation and liaison work within the prison and will be based at the Age UK Teesside offices in Middleborough.

The successful candidate will develop a range of sources of information, activities and support to older people within the two prisons and develop a good knowledge of, and links with, local communities and other services that may be able to offer support to older prisoners on release.

Requirements

  • Experience of developing and delivering groups and activities
  • Experience of working with volunteers and student placements
  • Experience of developing new initiatives/projects
  • A demonstrable understanding of the offender and prison sector
  • Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders across the public, private and third sector
  • Community development experience and working with targeted community groups

This role is advertised as a 4 days/29 hours per week post working across 2 prisons, so the ideal candidate will need to be flexible. The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate their experience of the above requirements.

If this role is of interest please complete the attached application form and return to anne.sykes@ageukteesside.org.uk by 12 noon on Wednesday 25th September 2019. Only those candidates who have been shortlisted will be contacted – interviews will be held early October in Middlesbrough.

Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 12 noon.

These posts are subject to DBS Enhanced Disclosure CVs will not be accepted