Permanent | Full time (37.5 hrs.) | Hampshire and the Southern Region | £19,335.75 per annum

As our Independent Living Advisor, you will support disabled people living in Plymouth to access, manage and live with their direct payments or personal health budgets. You will be joining Enham Trust, a leading UK disability charity, as part of a team that transforms the lives of thousands of disabled people every year

You will be an enthusiastic, committed, and passionate person who shares our ethos and values of breaking down barriers for disabled people.

The role

You will be required to support disabled individuals in receipt of direct payments or personal health budgets by:

  • Planning what support they require and are eligible for.
  • Recruiting Care Assistants – providing advice and guidance on employment legislation, interviewing process and contracts of employment.
  • Setting up direct payments, managing accounts and providing payroll services.

You will be required to work and engage with multiple stakeholders including carers, social services, family members and other representatives.

The role will require significant travel not only across Plymouth visiting individuals in their homes, but on occasion there may be the need to cover the service in other areas in the south or attend team meetings/training at our Head Office in Hampshire.


Ideally, you will have experience of working with people with disabilities and/ or long-term health conditions of all ages and hold an NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) in information, advice and guidance.

You will:

  • Have experience of working in an advisory and/or facilitative role.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences in a variety of different ways.
  • Be able to assimilate and disseminate information in an easy and friendly way to understand.
  • Have excellent organisational skills and ability to manage competing priorities
  • Be comfortable with lone working (though full advice and training will be given)

In addition, you may have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act

For more information please see our job description and person specification.

What you’ll get:

  • The opportunity to purchase up to 5 additional days annual leave
  • Free parking
  • Health & Well being initiatives and schemes, including Occupational Health, Employee Assistance Programme (inclusive of counselling and financial support)
  • Employee recognition awards
  • Long service awards


The closing date for this vacancy is 21 November 2019.

To apply, please email your CV and Cover Letter explaining why you think you are the perfect fit for this position to our recruitment team at [email protected], quoting the job title and job reference: V1906 in the subject field.

***Please note that we will be conducting a rolling programme of short-listing and interviewing and reserve the right to close this vacancy early, therefore we recommend you apply as soon as possible in order to ensure you do not miss the opportunity. ***


Enham Trust is accredited as a Disability Confident Leader; as part of this commitment all disabled applicants, who meet the minimum criteria, will be guaranteed an interview. To be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme it’s vital that you declare your disability, impairment or long-term health condition when you apply.

Enham Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from all eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy or maternity.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, provide two references and proof of right to work in the UK.