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Lutterworth and Villages Foodbank Adviser

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Citizens Advice LeicesterShire

Salary

£27,334 pro rata

Location

LE16 7AG

Job Overview

Base location: Lutterworth and Countesthorpe foodbanks with an office base in Market Harborough
Contract: Fixed term until 31/12/2025

Who We are:
Citizens Advice Leicestershire is an independent and local not for profit organisation, providing accessible and high quality information, advice and education to anyone who needs it. Last year we supported 31,715 people across Leicester and Leicestershire, securing around £14,109,952 in maximised income for our citizens. We take a partnership approach to deliver our services, working with local government, National Citizens Advice and local VCSE organisations.

About the role:
We’re excited to introduce the role of Lutterworth and Villages Foodbank Adviser. This important position is designed to provide high-quality information, advice and ongoing casework for individuals at the Lutterworth and Villages Foodbank. Your efforts will directly address the underlying issues leading to their need for emergency food support. Collaborating closely with our generalist service and the foodbank, you’ll play a key role in guiding our clients toward stability and self-reliance.

The main purpose of the role is:

Work in partnership with our generalist services and the foodbank to offer informed advice, referring and signposting clients as needed.
Use your listening and questioning skills to help clients understand their options, supporting them in making informed decisions.
Identify and assist clients in accessing appropriate benefits and financial assistance, including debt advice, to improve their financial wellbeing.
About you:
You should be dedicated to helping others overcome challenges and believe in the power of advice and support to transform lives. You’ll understand the complexities that can lead to food insecurity and will be driven to empower individuals to find lasting solutions. Your key strengths should include:

Connecting with clients from all backgrounds respectfully, using clear and empathetic communication in person, on the phone, and via digital platforms.
Confident with technology and capable of managing detailed casework, prioritising tasks, and meeting deadlines with accuracy.
Comfortable in a dynamic environment, maintaining high standards whilst working towards targets and welcoming feedback and being committed to continuous improvement.

Why work with us?
We make a difference. We believe in levelling the playing field.

Following the appointment of our new CEO, this is an exciting time to join Citizens Advice Leicestershire. We are working on refreshing our purpose, values and setting our long term strategy to ensure we are fit for the future; this role will play an influential part in this work. You will have opportunities for personal development, to create change and deliver impact.

Closing date for applications: 7th April 2024

Planned date(s) for interviews: 17th April 2024 at our Blaby District branch in Narborough

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

This role is subject to a basic DBS 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

n/a

Hours per week

21 hours per week Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Closing Date

07/04/2024

Website

Apply for the job by visiting https://citizensadviceleicestershire.org/lutterworth-and-villages-food-bank-adviser-march-2024/

Apply

Apply for the job by emailing your CV + covering letter to n/a