PERIPATETIC GENERAL ADVISOR

Location: Mainly Rochdale but, possible travel across Greater Manchester

Salary: £17,857-£19,902 (Dependent on experience)

Hours per week: 37

Type of contract: Fixed term until 31st March 2020

Closing date for applications: 9am 21st May 2019

Interview date: TBC

Citizens Advice offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. We give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.  We help with everything from money issues to problems at work, housing to consumer rights.

A collaboration of Citizens Advice Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford delivers services across four Greater Manchester boroughs, supporting over 35,000 clients with over 74,500 issues.

The role will include:

  • Interviewing clients to identify and summarise the problem(s).

  • Researching and exploring options so clients can make informed decisions.

  • Where necessary act for the client, calculating, negotiating, writing letters etc.

  • Ensuring all work conforms to the quality standard.

The essential skills you’ll have are:

  • Understanding of the main issues involved in interviewing clients

  • Client service skills to maintain structure and control of interviews

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, with a proactive and enthusiastic approach.

  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Citizens Advice

We value the people who work here - and we show that in what we offer. Employee benefits include:

  • 5% employer pension contribution

  • 25 days paid leave plus bank holidays, increasing by one day per year for the next 5 years (pro rata for part time staff)

  • Your birthday off

  • Employee assistance scheme with 24/7 telephone support service

  • Employee discount scheme

This is an exciting and pivotal time for the growth of our collaborative services and we’re looking for self-motivated and hardworking people to join us on our journey.  If you’re passionate about developing people, have the drive to forward plan and achieve goals and have a solution-seeking mindset, we’d love to hear from you.

Citizens Advice Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale, and Trafford are part of a network of Citizens Advice charities.  We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.

Wish to apply for the role?

To apply for this position, please download the Vacancy Information Pack here and an Application Form here

Steve Hughes