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Advice Session Worker

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Citizens Advice LeicesterShire

Salary

£20,959.46 per annum (FTE £23,500)

Location

LE1 6FB

Job Overview

Base location: Leicester City branch (hybrid — your primary residence must be in England or Wales. For contractual purposes, “home” is the address listed on your job application. Any changes to this address, whether permanent or temporary, must be approved in advance by your line manager)

Contract: Temporary up to 31/03/25, with the possibility of extending a portion of the hours, subject to funding and performance

Who We are:
Citizens Advice Leicestershire is an independent and local non-profit organisation. By listening to the needs of our communities and clients, we provide accessible, high-quality information, advice and education to anyone who needs it. We empower individuals with the tools and support they need to build resilience and thrive. Last year we supported over 31,000 people across Leicester and Leicestershire, securing them £14 million in additional income. By working with local government, National Citizens Advice and local VCSE organisations, we’re able to advocate for a fairer society, amplifying the voices of those often unheard. We’re reliable and committed to doing what we say, upholding our values and going the extra mile for the benefit of all.

About the role:
As an Advice Session Worker, you’ll empower individuals facing challenges by providing compassionate guidance and practical solutions. Working flexibly from our Leicester branch, your home and within the community, you’ll be helping people overcome obstacles and create positive change. If you’re passionate about social justice and driven to make a lasting impact, this is your opportunity to make a real difference.


The main purpose of the role:

Engage with clients in a caring and supportive manner, gathering information to fully understand their needs.
Provide clear, accurate and impartial advice on a range of issues, including benefits, housing, and debt.
Guide clients through complex systems, signposting them to appropriate resources and services.
Advocate for clients’ rights, liaising with external agencies on their behalf.

Why work with us?
We’re more than just a workplace; we’re a community dedicated to helping people navigate the path from frustration and despair towards hope and empowerment.

To ensure you’re equipped for this important work, we invest in your growth, providing ongoing training and development opportunities to help you reach your full potential. You’ll work alongside a talented team that values collaboration, innovation and the unique perspectives you bring.

At Citizens Advice Leicestershire, your work will have a direct impact on our community. We’ll encourage you to share your ideas and embrace challenges, fostering an environment where your contributions make a real difference.

With a new CEO setting a fresh vision, now is the perfect time to join our collaborative team and help shape the future of our organisation.


Closing date for applications: 30/06/2024

Planned date(s) for interviews: remotely on 11/07/2024


To apply please read the full job description and person specification and application guidance notices.

This post is subject to a basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Citizens Advice is committed to diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please note that we do not accept CVs, and no applications will be accepted after the deadline date.

Skills and Qualifications required

You have a natural ability to connect with people from all walks of life.
You can explain complex information in a simple and easy-to-understand way.
You’re a resourceful problem-solver with a proactive and solution-oriented approach.
You’re a detailed record-keeper and able to manage multiple cases while meeting deadlines.
You’re a team player committed to collaboration, sharing your knowledge to make a bigger impact and continuous learning.

Hours per week

33

Closing Date

30/06/2024

Website

Apply for the job by visiting https://citizensadviceleicestershire.org/advice-session-worker-june-2024/