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Help to Claim/Money Talks Team Multi Channel Adviser (30 hours pw, fixed term until 31 March 2021. It is hoped that both projects will receive continued funding beyond this date), West Lothian Citizens Advice Bureau

Job Details

Job title
Help to Claim / Money Talks Team Multi Channel Adviser
Closing date
Wednesday 1 July 2020
Tuesday 7th July (via zoom)
Hours per week
30 Hours per week. The requirement to be available from 8am and up to 6pm is essential and will be allocated on a rota basis.
Type of contract
Fixed term
£18,408 but can negotiate depending on experience

More about the job

About the job

The Citizens Advice network is contracted to deliver a comprehensive, enhanced support service encompassing the Money Talks Team (MTT) and Help to Claim projects. This is delivered through the channels of telephone, web chat and face-to-face interaction with clients.

Project aims:

Help to Claim aims to support people to make a Universal Credit claim - from initial claim to first full correct payment

Money Talks Team aims to motivate low income families to seek financial advice to maximise their income by ensuring that they are not paying more for essential goods and services than they need to and that they are getting all the benefits, grants and exemptions (council tax, energy) to which they are entitled.

We are looking for a client-focused individual with experience of providing welfare benefits advice and income maximisation benefit checks, to join us as a Multi-Channel Adviser covering Money Talks Team and Help to Claim projects. In this role you will use telephony and webchat as well as seeing clients face-to-face to ensure they get the advice, information and support needed.

To succeed, you will need relevant experience and knowledge of the wider welfare benefit system including Universal Credit, demonstrating strong oral and written communication skills. You will be experienced on using benefit entitlement calculators and in explaining the results of the benefit check. We are also looking for a proven ability to work effectively and well organised. Proficiency using a range of IT tools to carry out your work, including case management systems, online claims’ services and Microsoft Office applications is essential. Committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, you work well within a team and are willing to follow and develop agreed procedures.

How to apply

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