At Sheffield ME & Fibromyalgia Group we are proud to be able to offer tailored welfare benefits advice to members that truly understands the specific nature and difficulties of living with one or both of these illnesses.
We currently have a vacancy for someone to work as half of a team of two benefits advisers to ensure those affected by myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) or fibromyalgia can fully access the benefits they are entitled to, through tailored welfare benefits advice and support.
The postholder will deliver high quality benefits advice and advocacy online, by telephone, drop-in and pre-booked sessions and very occasionally home visits. This sometimes includes
attending assessments and tribunals. They will also be expected to promote access to benefits through delivering talks, training sessions, drop-ins and through our website.
Sheffield ME & Fibromyalgia Group are a small charity whose aims are to promote
awareness of these illnesses, their impact on those affected and their carers, and to
provide help and assistance through mutual support and information exchange. The
charity’s activities cover South Yorkshire and north Derbyshire.
Applications are sought from candidates with experience of providing one-to-one casework
support as well as good knowledge and understanding of general and disability benefits.
Excellent communication, organisational and IT skills required. The successful candidate
will understand some of the issues facing those with severe chronic illness and will support
those marginalised by illness to have a voice and contribute to developing the service. Access to a car is desirable.
The Group has confirmed funding for 12 hours per week for 4 years and anticipates
confirmation of 18 hours per week shortly.
Could you be our new staff member? Or do you know someone who could?
To apply: Read the full job advert, then please download the job description and person specification and send your CV along with supporting statement (maximum 2 sides of A4, ensuring you address the requirements in the person specification) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Midday Thursday 27th February 2020