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Asbestos Victims Support Group Worker

Organisation: Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group
35 hours per week
£30,507 per annum
Location: Manchester
Deadline: 22 July, 2019

Greater Manchester Hazards Centre (GMHC) provides advice, information and campaigning on occupational health and safety. GMHC established the asbestos victims support group in 1994 and employs the three GMAVSG workers.

GMAVSG’s main work involves staffing a helpline for people suffering from asbestos-related diseases and making home visits throughout Greater Manchester and sometimes the wider North West, to assist in claiming benefits and Government compensation. The office is based in Manchester; home visits may be anywhere in Greater Manchester, and occasionally Lancashire and Cheshire. Almost all referrals come from hospital Macmillan nurses or consultant respiratory physicians. Nearly half referrals are people diagnosed with mesothelioma, a fatal tumour in the lung pleura. Our client group’s average age is 67.

Also fundamental to GMAVSG’s work is campaigning: against constant legal challenges to compensation, inadequate state benefits, and contributing to the international campaign to stop mining and use of asbestos.

Job Summary:

Welfare benefits experience essential.

Application form, job description and person specification can be downloaded from: www.asbestos-victims-support.org/
If you have problems with this, Tel: 0161 636 7555

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Address: Windrush Millennium Centre
70 Alexandra Road
Manchester M16 7WD

E-mail: asbestos.mcr@gmail.com

Tel: 0161 636 7555