Welfare Rights Specialist

Organisation: Cardinal Hume Centre
35 hours weekly in a 40 hour week
£31,547 per annum
Location: Westminster, London
Deadline: 27 March, 2017

Cardinal Basil Hume founded the Centre in 1986; we offer a diverse range of services for homeless young people, families in need and the local community on one site. The Centre enables people to gain the skills and support they need to overcome poverty and homelessness.

We have a person-focussed approach which encourages us to recognise that each human being is different with complex needs and so our response needs to be multi-layered. Therefore the organisation has six principal service packages: residential services for homeless young people; family support; housing and welfare rights advice; employment support; learning (English and digital inclusion); and immigration advice and advocacy.

The Centre takes the Benedictine ethos of our founder seriously, ensuring that we offer a non-judgemental welcome and a stable and safe environment for people in need to seek help and support.

With an annual income in the region of £2.5 million, there are currently 61 staff members. In addition, the Centre benefits from the generous and diverse contribution of volunteers; there are currently some 100 active volunteers.

Key Purpose

Key Tasks

Person Specification:




Starting salary: £31,547 per annum
Holidays: 24 days, 26 after one year’s service, 28 after two years’ service
Notice Period: One month
Pension: The Centre provides an auto-enrolment pension scheme to those that are eligible and will match employee contributions up to a maximum of 6%.
Probation Period: Six months

A Season Ticket Loan is available.

The Centre is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

The Centre requires all its staff and volunteers to respect the ethos of the Centre and to be in sympathy with its aims and objectives. A commitment to respecting and implementing the Centre’s Equal Opportunity Policy is also expected.

The Centre requires its staff to recognise the valuable role that volunteers play in the work of the Centre and to welcome and support volunteers with whom they work.

The Centre requires all its staff and volunteers to undertake an appropriate level of DBS or police check.

Please refer to our vacancy's page on how to apply:


Address: 3-7 Arneway Street,
Horseferry Road

E-mail: recruitment@cardinalhumecentre.org.uk

Tel: 020 7222 1602