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Senior Medical Advisor

  • Employer: London Borough of Hackney
  • Reference: LBH/23/263360
  • Published: Mon 27/11/2023, 13:29 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/12/2023, 22:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £49,071 - £51,099
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Hackney

About Us

We’re looking for a proactive, Senior Medical Adviser, to join the Benefits & Housing Needs Service. Someone who is willing to go the extra mile to help us build better lives for residents and give them the opportunity to live well in their home.

We are looking for a medical or health professional with management experience for the Medical Team.

● You will be responsible for delivering and monitoring processes to enable the successful delivery of the business objectives of the Medical Team.
● Responsible for the effective supervision of staff to deliver services that will achieve continuous improvement of the Council.
● Provide an effective, customer focused, and fully accessible first point of contact service for service users who are living in unsuitable accommodation that impacts on their health/medical condition.
● Act as the focal point for expert advice and guidance on equipment assessments for disabled people and their carers and be responsible for all assessments and their outcomes.
● Responsible for identifying complex cases which require longer term intervention and referring these to the OT service in the Adult Services Division.
● Contribute to the planning and design for wheelchair accessible units on new developments on Estate Regeneration Programme and the Housing Supply Programme.
● Qualified OT with HCPC registration.

Our Borough:

Hackney is London's most diverse and dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.

Hackney offers great benefits, for our people, including a range of flexible working options, discounts and other schemes to help you save money and the opportunity to plan for your future by joining the local government pension scheme (more details are available online here: https://hackney.gov.uk/staff-benefits). Hackney also actively promotes equalities and diversity, find out more here: https://www.hackney.gov.uk/equality-diversity/

Our Service

The Benefits & Housing Needs Service is a very busy service, working with a wide range of residents who need our support to deal with the complex challenges they face. It is also a great place to work, develop and learn.

At Hackney we have taken an innovative approach to delivering the service by combining Benefits and Housing Needs functions. This gives us an opportunity to work together to help residents through their housing challenges using a holistic approach.

We deliver some of services jointly with partner organisations like Thamesreach to strengthen our offer.

You will be joining the service at an exciting time as we have embarked on an ambitious service redesign project that is exploring both digital and behavioural solutions.

Our Ethos

We want to provide a Benefits & Housing Needs Service which is easily understood, fair, accessible and beneficial to our residents. A holistic service that we are proud and confident in delivering.

To achieve this ambition we are looking for people who are open, honest and accountable. People who are able to deliver difficult messages with empathy and compassion.

The Teams

The Benefits and Housing Needs Service is made up of a variety of teams: Housing Register, Lettings, Downsizing and Regeneration, Medical, Temporary Accommodation Placements, Hostel Management, Income Collection, Housing Advice and Homelessness Prevention, Rough Sleeping Outreach, Reviews and Appeals Learning and Development, Legislation and Policy, Benefits Processing, Benefits Control, Benefits Subsidy and Housing Supply.

To Apply:

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, to improve their quality of life, to help them live as independently as possible in their home and within their community, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 10 December 2023 (22:59 pm)

Interviews: To be confirmed

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: hackneyworks@hackney.gov.uk

Disclaimers apply, for full details see: https://hackney.gov.uk/email-disclaimer


  • Job Description/Person Spec
  • Employer: London Borough of Hackney
  • Reference: LBH/23/263360
  • Published: Mon 27/11/2023, 13:29 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 10/12/2023, 22:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £49,071 - £51,099
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Hackney

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