Helpline Advisor

Diabetes UK
City of London, London, England
Up to £24973 per annum + pro rata
20 Jul 2018
17 Aug 2018
Ray Soobhan
Contract Type
Part Time

The Helpline Advisor plays an integral part in a team delivering a consistent, high quality information and support service for people living with diabetes and health care professionals in line with the policy and guidelines of the Diabetes UK Helpline.

This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant and lively team working together to make a difference to those living with and affected by diabetes. The role provides a fantastic insight into the Helpline with a strong training programme and opportunities to develop.


What we can offer you

  • Generous annual leave starting off at 25 days plus 2 days TOIL and all bank holidays
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Annual season ticket loan
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities.
  • Cash healthcare plan

Main Responsibilities

As the Helpline Advisor you would be responsible for:

  • Providing accurate and impartial information, at the appropriate level, to each individual who contacts Helpline via phone, email, web chat, social media and letter
  • Use communication and listening skills to provide diabetes related advice, guidance and emotional support, and sign-posting where appropriate
  • Carry a small caseload of Advocacy clients, providing advocacy casework support for individuals less able to advocate for themselves.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to personalise responses
  • The ability to work calmly in a busy environment and work well as part of a team
  • A real commitment to provide a high quality information and support service to people living with and affected by diabetes

Under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, as amended in particular by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 this post is subject to pre-employment criminal records checks through the Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS), Disclosure Scotland, Access NI

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