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Independent Living Advisor - Wandsworth

Salary: £24-£30k 

Hours: 35 hours per week (full time)

Location: Wandsworth, London Borough of Wandsworth 

A charity job 100% focussed on helping people get what they need. This is a full-time role that would really suit someone who wants to make a difference to disabled and elderly people. Independent Living Advisors support disabled people to take control of their care and support, by helping them to employ their own Personal (care) Assistant (PA). A PA may help someone to get up in the morning, get ready for work or leisure activities and/or help around the house.

We are looking for an enthusiastic results driven person who is eager to learn and develop.

You will be someone:

  • Who works in a person-centred way.
  • Has great communication skills and really enjoys communicating with others.
  • Has experience of understanding what is required and can think creatively to solve problems.
  • Has some experience of equal opportunities and what that means to real people every day.
  • Is numerate and computer literate and can use Word and Excel to a high standard.

Main Duties include:

  • Helping disabled and elderly people to live independently by employing a PA to support their needs.
  • Helping clients to set up and manage their social care budget.
  • Encouraging, supporting and advising clients with any issues that may arise when they have a PA.
  • Facilitating the DP Peer Support Group to ensure clients feel supported.
  • Developing links and professional relationships with Social Work teams.
  • Working with agencies to set up support for clients who may not wish to employ a PA directly.
  • Assisting in the development of training and other resources to support employers to manage their DP and PA relationships.

Download the full Job Description here. 

We welcome applicants from all walks of life, training and mentoring is provided. We actively encourage applications from disabled people and people with long term health and mental health conditions.

We operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme in that we will guarantee an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post. Please state in a cover letter if you wish us to consider you for this guaranteed interview scheme.

Please apply in writing with a cover letter and stating your current salary to Viv Sage our HR Consultant at Better Talent. 


FriendBee Befriender

Friendbee is a SEND Befriending Service that matches young people with a paid Befriender to help them access social and leisure activities. We currently support young people up to the age of 25 that have a Special Education Need or Disability (SEND) that impacts their social life, who also live in the London Borough of Richmond or Royal Borough of Kingston.

Our Befrienders are recruited, trained, vetted and employed by Ruils to make finding the right support easier for families. Our service is designed to make long-term and sustainable matches between families and Befrienders. While we help coordinate matches and manage the employment of Befrienders, parents work directly with Befrienders to establish a schedule for sessions.

This is supplemental and part-time work that should accompany another job or studies. We cannot guarantee set hours, although most Befrienders work 2-4 hours per week on average. Minimum rate per hour is the London Living Wage - £11.95. 

To be eligible for this position you must:

  • Live or work within London Borough of Richmond or Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames 
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Have experience working with children in either a paid or voluntary capacity
  • Have the right to work in the UK
  • Be able to commit to the Befriending role for minimum of 1 year

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and interviews will be set up individually. For more information and to apply visit 


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