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Community Advice Officer - 6 months fixed term, potential for extension
Age UK Sutton

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity to use your skills to make a lasting difference in the lives of older people in the London Borough of Sutton.

In this role, you will be joining a growing team at Age UK Sutton, an independent local charity working to make the London Borough of Sutton a more age friendly place. We are proud to have been named as lead partner for older people in the local area plan, and work closely with local statutory, corporate, and community partners to share knowledge and improve outcomes.

Working closely with your colleagues, you will be responsible for providing support to older people across our community, helping people to navigate significant life events through the provision of information and advice, and longer term support casework, on a wide range of subjects that affect us in later life.

You will need to be a highly organised, independent worker, with excellent communication skills when working with people with a wide range of needs. You will need a good level of knowledge of the legislation that applies, and key systems, such as welfare benefits, social care and health. We are looking for a strong team player, who can work closely with colleagues to plan and deliver community activity and share expertise, whilst managing their own caseload.

A demonstrable understanding of the key issues that affect older people is vital, knowledge of the London Borough of Sutton and local systems and population is desirable.

We are a collaborative, friendly team, making a vital difference to older people in Sutton through our services, influencing work, and focus on identifying and addressing need in our area.

Age UK Sutton offers flexible working and is a family friendly employer. We offer generous holiday, pension contributions, and ongoing learning and development opportunities as part of our commitment to continuous improvement.

This is a fixed term role, initially for 6 months, with the potential for extension.

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