Job Advert Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group Asbestos Victims Support Group Worker

3 to 5 days / 21 to 35 hours per week (number of hours per week flexible, by negotiation)

£31,346 per annum for 35 hours per week.

25 days annual leave, plus public holidays, for 35 hours per week.

Permanent contract: NB: The charity is financially secure for the foreseeable future.


Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group (GMAVSG) is a registered charity.

We provide comprehensive advice on benefits, and basic information on compensation, to people with asbestos diseases. We also campaign on issues affecting asbestos victims.


The job offers the prospect of doing interesting and worthwhile work, including campaigning, with an interesting and deserving client group, i.e. not just conveyor belt advice work.

Training will be given on compensation and industrial injuries benefits for people with asbestos diseases.

You will be delivering benefits advice to people by phone and through home visits. We cover Greater Manchester and some of the neighbouring areas of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Lancashire. You will also be covering a phone helpline on a rota basis.

You will also be assisting with campaigning, and with running our Living Well and Bereaved Families support groups, though the GMAVSG coordinator will take the lead here.

Our office is in Manchester. It is expected you will be spending some days based at the office, and other days working from home.

Recent experience of welfare rights / benefits advice is essential, as are good ICT and administration skills. Experience of campaigning and support groups is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will need a full driving licence and access to a car.


GMAVSG was established by the Greater Manchester Hazards Centre (GMHC) in 1994. You will be doing GMAVSG work but you will be employed by GMHC.

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 5th July 2021

Interviews: w/c 19th July 2021 (by Zoom)

Start date: August 2021

Email for an application form, job description and person specification. If you have any questions about the role, please ring the GMAVSG coordinator (Rob Rayner) on 0161 258 0166.