Job opportunity working for Real DPO

A message from London SDS Forum member, REAL:

Real is recruiting to replace our team member who can speak Somali. We would love it if we could recruit someone who is a Somali speaker but if we can’t we will access Somali translation services instead.

Role: Direct Payment Worker

Where: Tower Hamlets and its surrounding community.

Salary: £30,398 per annum

Hours: 35 hours PT or FT (please indicate your preference for minimum and maximum hours)

Deadline for applications: 9 am on Tuesday 13 November 2018, with interviews on 15 or 16 November


Who are we and a little bit about the role? 

Real is a not-for-profit organisation and has delivered the Direct Payments Support Service in Tower Hamlets for over 10 years. Our objective is to support people to take control over their own care and support needs. We get great feedback from our clients, and are respected across the borough.

As a user-led organisation of disabled people seeking to represent the collective voice of our constituency, it’s important that we employ people who can engage effectively with the community that we are working with. For this position having a disability or long-term health condition, and/or speaking a local community language, would be an asset.

Existing experience of working with direct payments would be helpful, but it’s not essential. Anyone who has had a good track record of giving structured advice should be able to quickly learn the technical parts of the role, and we have a training programme to support this.

The role is office based and in the community.

This is an exciting time to join a successful and growing Disabled People’s Organisation and really make a difference. We look forward to receiving your application forms.

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