Post Title:   Money Advice Assistant

Grade:    £18,000 pro rata + pension

Hours:    22.5 hours

Supervisory Responsibility:     None

Reports to:    Advice Supervisor

 

Purpose of Job:

To support and respond to the needs of clients as part of a very busy service and to assist by providing information and confidential advice on a wide range of money advice issues. To support and enable residents to identify their own issues and help them acquire the necessary skills to address them.

Duties include:

  • Give front line advice through any of the projects outreach locations
  • To deliver welfare benefits/rights
  • Respond to requests for help made in person, by phone, by letter or by e-mail.
  • Interview clients to assess their current situation.
  • Maximise client’s income where appropriate
  • Undertake basic debt work and refer to internal specialists as required
  • Research and identify possible course of action and advise clients on these options
  • Develop and maintain up to date detailed knowledge of the law relating to welfare benefits, housing and debt.
  • Guide clients towards taking appropriate action
  • Liaise with other organisations and agencies on behalf of clients
  • Refer clients internally or to other agencies as appropriate
  • Prepare and maintain individual case files on Advice Pro Management system
  • Produce written materials, explanatory leaflets and or promotional display information
  • Research general fields of advice work to remain up to date with legislation and procedures
  • Undertake regular training as required
  • Ensure all work conforms to GL Communities policy and procedures.
  • Abide by GL Communities Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding policies
  • Ensure all case work conforms to the AQS and peer review quality mark requirements
  • Undertake other appropriate tasks as required or directed by Managers

 

Experience:

  • Work or voluntary experience in the advice sector
  • Experience of use of computers
  • Experience in a management system e.g. Advice Pro
  • Experience of supporting staff

 

Knowledge:

  • Sound knowledge of the welfare benefits system
  • Knowledge and understanding of debt – related problems and money advice work

 

Qualifications:

  • Able to show an overview of good quality advice training e.g. wiser advisor and specific training days with a professional trainer

 

Skills and Attributes:

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Understanding of the needs of vulnerable groups
  • Good level of IT literacy

 

Values and Attributes:

  • An understanding and commitment to the aims, principles and policies of the GL Community services
  • Commitment to team- work

 

Other:

  • Full UK driving licence

 


To apply for this position please download application and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post it to:

' Money Advice Assistant'
GL Communities
Advice & Resource Centre
Norbury Avenue
Gloucester
GL4 6AG

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Closing date : 21st June

Shrort Listing : 24th/25th June

Interviews :  2nd/3rd/4th July