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Grants Caseworker

Licensed Trade Charity
Ascot, Berkshire
Circa £32,000
Closing date
4 Jan 2024

Grants Caseworker

Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00 • Hybrid working • 52 weeks per annum

Salary: Competitive salary, pension & company benefits

Based in Ascot, Berkshire

Hospitality is one of the largest industries in the U.K. Would you like to make a difference to licensed drinks people that may need our help in supporting them to access financial grants and advise them about a huge range of other free services to support them?

About the role:

This role will be one of three caseworker roles in our team.

You would be responsible for managing your own casework of applications for financial support at various stages, from the very initial conversations and checking eligibility criteria, through gathering additional support evidence, verifying bank statements, to making and communicating grant decisions.

You will suggest what support is appropriate to our applicants and get cases ready to submit grant applications to our Charity Services Committee.

This includes:

  • Analyzing applicant’s income and expenditure and comparing against the Minimum Income Standard.
  • Obtaining information about their unique family, housing, health, and social circumstances.
  • Verifying employment history to confirm eligibility.
  • Obtaining and verifying supporting evidence on each application.

The above information will help the committee to have a comprehensive picture of each application for financial support. You will also make decisions in conjunction with your colleagues on awards of up to £2k.

The role is as much about providing information and a friendly listening ear as signposting people to find more specialist advice.

You will also support the team with other tasks when needed (such as covering annual leave or sickness absences), such as:

  • Applications for bursary places at our school LVS Ascot.
  • Support our volunteer manager by arranging volunteer visits to our applicants.
  • Support the team by arranging for weekly and monthly payments to our beneficiaries.
  • Dealing with initial email and telephone enquiries and explaining our application process to people who wish to apply.

About you:

We need someone who is passionate and motivated about providing support in a non-judgmental way. We put our diverse clients at the heart of what we do, and we work together to maintain outstanding levels of customer service.

From time to time, you will have to deal with sensitive subjects and difficult conversations, therefore the ability to actively listen is essential. This role will suit someone who has good awareness around own resilience levels. We work closely as a team to support each other when dealing with distressing cases and have our own dedicated helpline for practical and emotional support.

Extensive experience of either working in hospitality and therefore industry insights or experience in a grant giving organization will put you in an advantageous position.

The role would suit someone that has experience of supporting people who are experiencing tough times and giving them the confidence to break their problems into manageable bite size pieces.

About us - Licensed Trade Charity

Licensed Trade Charity is passionate about supporting people who work or have worked in pubs, bars, breweries, and night clubs. We provide an excellent range of support services to people who may be facing tough times. This could be for example going through financial hardship, relationship breakdown, bereavement, poor mental health, redundancy, or housing issues.

Please visit us our website for full information on our support services and to view the full job description and to apply.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 4 January 2024

As the role is located at one of our business units, LVS Ascot, we are committed to safeguarding, Prevent Duty and promoting the welfare of children and young people ages 4 - 18. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

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