More about the job
This is a great opportunity to play a vital role in an influential organisation that campaigns for a fairer Scotland where people are empowered and their rights respected.
We are currently recruiting for a Money Advice Consultant on a fixed term basis until the end of July 2019 with the possibility of extension.
MATRICS is a partnership project between Citizens Advice Scotland and Money Advice Scotland (MAS) funded by the Scottish Government. The aim of the project is to support an increase in the provision of high quality money advice in Scotland. The project's key outcomes are to support an embedding of the Scottish National Standards in money advice, to achieve a skilled money advice workforce providing quality advice, to contribute to the review and re-design of the Wiseradviser training programme and the learning route for money advisers and to support advisers to meet the requirements of the Money Advice Service Quality Framework. It achieves these outcomes through training, second tier consultancy support, and provision of information resources.
The Money Advice Consultant has a key role to perform in supporting the process of improving the quality of money advice offered to clients by Citizens Advice Bureaux, local authority and independent advice agencies. They do so through provision of learning opportunities and information resources, a legal consultancy service, and development of these services.
The Money Advice Consultant is also responsible for the delivery of training to advisers who are seeking approved status under the Scottish statutory debt solutions. The role also involves identifying training needs arising from new legislation, case law and practice. From this the MAC also provides input to, and delivery of, learning opportunities for advisers through the Scottish Wiseradviser Operational Team (SWOT), and provides training and support for individual agencies as required.
The successful candidate will have an uunderstanding of the Scottish legal system, court procedures and debt recovery procedures as well as an up-to-date specialist knowledge of the law relating to consumer credit, bankruptcy, diligence and debtor protections. You will also have an understanding of the roles of regulatory bodies regarding lending and recovery practices.
For more information, please refer to the Application Pack which can be downloaded using the links below.
Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions, including a total of 40 days leave (including public holidays) and a pension scheme with an 8% employer contribution. We have a flexitime scheme which enables our employees to work flexibly in line with organisational requirements, and as an inclusive employer we are happy to consider other flexible working arrangements where appropriate. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please download the CAS benefits document in the application pack at the bottom of this page.
To apply for this role, please send completed copies of the Personal Details Form, along with your current CV to: email@example.com
In addition, we ask you to provide a written statement with examples which demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post, as set out in the job description and person specification.
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