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Universal Credit Champion (part-time, fixed term) Clydesdale Citizens Advice Bureau

Job Details

Job title
Universal Credit Champion
Closing date
Friday 22 December 2017
Hours per week
Type of contract
Fixed term
£12,480 per annum for a 24-hour week

More about the job

About the job

The project is targeted at people experiencing social security reform, especially claiming for Universal Credit. South Lanarkshire is a live Universal Credit area.

We aim to provide a free, confidential, impartial and independent service that will assist people who are facing any Universal credit related issues. We will also be offering free training to local organisations who may have users of their service that are, or will be, in receipt of Universal Credit.

The provision of the service will be fully accessible throughout the Clydesdale area, however primarily in our Lanark Office.

We are looking to recruit an experienced adviser who has confidence in working in a volunteer led organisation.

How to apply

You can download the an application pack form the links below , or, call 01555 666407 to request a pack, or email, 

About the employer

Our Bureau provides confidential, free, independent and impartial advice to those who live and work in the Clydesdale area. We offer generalist advice on issues in areas such as Benefits, Consumer Matters, Council Tax, Employment, Utilities, Family and Personal Matters, Housing and Debt. Our specialist services offer counselling and representation with regard to debt, benefits, pensions, issues with the NHS and services for Money Advice and for members (and ex-members) of the Armed Services and their families.
Advisers not only offer advice but also negotiate and act on behalf of clients. All advisers are trained to Citizens Advice Scotland standards.

The Bureau provides a service to the people of Clydesdale through its office in Lanark and through outreach provision in a number of outlying areas.

Advice is based on an electronic information system provided by Citizens Advice Scotland of which the Bureau is a member.

The Bureau has a Manager, five paid posts and a team of volunteers. All staff of the Bureau and its Board of Directors place great value on the teamwork, which is a noteworthy characteristic of it. Core funding is provided by South Lanarkshire Council.