Job ad: Information and Advice Officer

Job title: Information & Advice Officer

Salary:  £27,985.00 pa

Contract: Permanent

Base: Liverpool Women’s Hospital (LWH) / Alder Hey (AH) / The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR

Hours: Full-time – 37.5 hours per week

Responsible to: Information & Advice Supervisor

Background to The Brain Charity

Life for any of us can change in an instant. Experiencing a road traffic accident, a major stroke or being diagnosed with dementia can happen completely unexpectedly and can change our lives forever.

The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers. 

There are hundreds of different neurological conditions including stroke, brain tumour, brain injury, Alzheimer’s and many rarer conditions.

Role summary

Our Information and Advice Officers offer high quality practical help, information and emotional support to individuals via face-to-face, e-mail and telephone support services.

The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team within the Liverpool Women’s Hospital (LWH) and Alder Hey (AH) to support families and their children affected by neurological conditions.

By offering practical help, information and advice on areas such as welfare benefits, housing, employment and other key social care-related issues, the post holder will secure better patient outcomes for the individuals they work with.

By offering emotional support alongside high quality advocacy, the post holder will support families to cope with any complex or challenging situations they may face during their time under LWH, AH and beyond.

This could include, but is in no way limited to; support with family disputes, coping with bereavement and loss, navigating medical and social care pathways and securing aids and adaptations required at home.  

Benefits of working for us

Working for The Brain Charity has some great benefits. All of these benefits are available upon starting unless stated otherwise.

  • 25 days contractual annual leave in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising 1 day per full year of service upto a maximum of 28 days for full time employees.  This is pro-rata’d for all part-time employees.
  • Medicash – physical wellbeing support with a wide range of subsidised treatments including dental bills, optical care, alternative and complementary therapies, chiropody, health screenings and more.
  • Premium Employee Assistance Programme – mental wellbeing support with access to 24/7 employee support services and face to face counselling sessions.
  • mProve YOURSELF – a wellbeing app with a range of wellbeing courses.
  • Skinvision skin health tracker.
  • Online discount platform providing discounts on shopping, travel and gym memberships.
  • 10% company pension on successful completion of 6 month probation. T & C’s apply for fixed term contracts.  
  • A range of family-friendly policies including flexible & hybrid working and enhanced maternity, paternity and sick absence entitlements.
  • Free parking (when available) at Head Office, Norton Street, L3 8LR.
  • Free Will writing service with Kwil Legal Services.
  • Discounted Arriva bus travel
  • A wide range of high-quality learning open to all with opportunities to train, develop and support to realise your potential.

Application information

We are an award-winning charity and have received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest accolade given by the Crown to third sector organisations.

If you are passionate about our cause and would like to become part of a vibrant and diverse team, we would love to hear from you.

The Brain Charity prides itself on being an open and diverse place to work and we openly encourage those from minority groups to apply.

Apply now

To apply, you will need to complete the application form in our downloadable application pack.

Please do not send in your CV as this will not be counted.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 21st June 2024.

Please note: we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

Interviews for successful applicants will take place during the week commencing Monday 1st July 2024.

Please e-mail or ring 0151 298 2999 if you have any questions.