Advice & Information Worker (Ref: PA08)

Location : Gateshead
Closing date : 19/02/2017
Salary : £23,123 per annum, pro rata
Employment type : Fixed Term

21.5 hours per week, 12 months fixed term post (maternity leave cover)

Based: Gateshead


You will have experience of providing welfare benefits advice, including undertaking better off calculations and establishing people’s rights to benefits. You will have experience of providing advice and practical assistance on a range of issues including debt advice and housing issues. You will have knowledge and understanding of the relevant law, policies and procedures relating to the welfare benefits system, debt and housing.  You will have a proven ability of enabling clients to identify and take action to try and resolve issues.  You will have a knowledge and understanding of the main issues and barriers people experiencing mental health needs may face, and a general  knowledge of mental health conditions. You will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.   


For an informal discussion, please contact Julie Laverick on 07545438283.

In return, MHM offers excellent training and development opportunities, flexible working (where appropriate),child care voucher scheme, 25 days annual leave per annum/pro rata, plus statutory holidays and a 5% contributory pension scheme.


Closing date: 19th February 2017

Interview date: 9th March 2017


The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the duties, an enhanced DBS will be sought in event of a successful application.

All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential short-listing criteria are guaranteed an interview.

MHM is striving to become an Equal Opportunities Employer.  


Job Description - Advice & Information Worker ;  
This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.