Permanent | Full Time (37 hours per week) | Southampton | £19,335


The Organisation: Enham Trust  

Enham Trust has been making a difference to the lives of disabled people for over 90 years. We explore opportunities with people so they can live the lives they choose by overcoming limitations and expanding possibilities. Through personal development, housing options, and employment, we support people to exercise individual choice and control in their lives.


The role

The purpose of the Independent Living Advisor (ILA) role is to provide a quality information advice and support service to Direct Payment (DP) and Personal Health Budget (PHB) recipients who manage their own care and support.  You will be working with people assessed for social or health care funding, carers and their families and work in partnership with health and social care professionals.

The role holder is to:

  • work in partnership with the funding authorities to support people to use their funding to achieve their personal outcomes.
  • Work with DP/PHB recipients, carers, representatives and family members to support them to achieve their outcomes in the most effective way with the funding available to them, in line with local requirements.
  • Provide a person-centred support service that meets the access requirements of service recipients.
  • Assist individuals to manage their staff, employment obligations and responsibilities, in relation to their care package.
  • Promote the service to stakeholders, Personal Assistants and Support and Brokerage Services
  • Develop and maintain excellent knowledge of contract requirements, current legislation KPI’s, internal quality standards and industry best practice.


Key Results Areas

  • Direct Payment recipients and others managing their own care and support are aware of all their responsibilities and feel confident of their ability to do this, with support.
  • Risks and responsibilities are not seen as barriers to taking direct payments, as people are confident in the support that will be available to them.
  • Delivery of contract is successful with KPI’s and internal quality standards being achieved.



  • It is essential that you are have skills and knowledge in IT and competent inn the use of all Microsoft office programmes and internet.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ‘safeguarding’ vulnerable adults & children
  • Ability to use your interpersonal skills to manage relationships with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and with varying communication needs and requirements
  • An organised and structured approach in order to manage multiple and conflicted priorities ensuring deadlines are achieved
  • Commitment to and understanding of equal opportunities and disability awareness
  • Resourcefulness and ability to research information to answer a variety of queries
  • It is a requirement you have a full UK driving License – you will need your own vehicle to travel for work purposes.


What you’ll get

  • Rising holiday entitlement starting at 33 days including statutory bank holidays
  • Discounted healthcare membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension scheme with matched employer contributions up to 6%
  • Flexi-time arrangements (dependant on job role)
  • Learning and Development scheme offering you internal and external training



The closing date for this vacancy is 30th June 2021.

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

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: V1948 in the subject field.



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 status.


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.