Self-employed adviser

Interested in becoming a self-employed adviser?

Our company continues to grow with increasing demand for our trusted, focused service to support patients and families. We are always keen to hear from people with the right interpersonal skills, experience and motivation to fulfil this interesting and rewarding role of self-employed adviser.

About the role

We receive referrals from the NHS for patients and their families who need support to find a care home. Once a referral is received, the adviser will promptly meet the individuals to ascertain needs and preferences, then help families to focus on care homes most appropriate for their loved one. Often, the adviser will take or accompany families on visits to care homes. Advisers will assist with fact-finding and making arrangements, such as sourcing CQC reports online and guiding on funding arrangements. Typically this would be face to face with families.

You will be fully trained and fully supported by your team co-ordinator. Many of our advisers have worked for our company for ten years or more, valuing the rewarding work and the flexibility of the job. In order to meet the needs of the families we work with, some evening and weekend working is necessary. However, unlike many other flexible, self-employed roles, we provide you with the work (you do not need to seek new clients yourself).

Our self-employed advisers manage their own diaries and typically work between 2-4 days a week but it is up to you the hours you work and some of our advisers work full time but need flexibility for one off projects or school holidays.

What sort of person are we looking for?

Some of our advisers have a background in health and social care, having held roles which include nursing, social work and care home management/owners. However, a health and social care background is not essential. We have employed police officers, pure administrators, office managers, lawyers, estate agents and sales executives. Your interpersonal skills are the primary consideration, as the role involves meeting families, often at a time of great stress, and working with them in a sensitive and effective way. You  must be outgoing, empathetic and with a genuine desire to build long term supportive and friendly relationships with colleagues and clients.

You will need to be highly organised and reliable. You must be motivated to direct your own work, but equally able to communicate well with your team and the different health and social care agencies involved with each individual. The role is challenging but highly rewarding and would suit an individual who is motivated to help people facing one of the most important life decisions.

Many of our employees are of graduate calibre, most with 5 GCSE’s at A-C level and above. Ideally we are looking for individuals who have pushed themselves gaining other relevant qualifications, for example B-TECH, NVQ’S or Higher Level Professional Qualifications.

Next steps

We are always interested in hearing from skilled and motivated people. We run schemes in different locations throughout England and are regularly commissioned to establish new services, so even if we are unable to interview you for a current role, we will keep your details on file to consider when future services are commissioned.

Please send your CV to Wendy Hawkins and please ensure that you include your mobile number on your CV as you would be contacted by text to arrange a structured competency-based telephone interview.

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