Information Advice Officer - Anti Poverty Service, 464.29
- Bathgate Partnership, South Bridge Street, Bathgate, EH48 1TS
- £26,560 - £28,474 per year
- Contract Type:
- Fixed Term
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 36 hours per week
This position has expired.
Fixed Term to 31 March 2025
We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds
This role is based within the Advice Shop, where the successful candidate will support the delivery of a new project funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
In this role, you will provide advice, assistance and advocacy to help people work toward long term financial security. You will focus particularly on engaging with clients who are working with a low income and those experiencing in-work poverty.
This project offers a holistic service to address barriers to financial security, providing advice in the areas of welfare benefits, debt, housing and energy advice, so experience in advice giving is essential. Empathy, listening skills and understanding are vital to excel in this role. You will also will advocate on behalf of customers with other Council services and third party organisations, so good communication skills are vital.