- Bathgate Partnership, South Bridge Street, Bathgate, EH48 1TS
- £23,800 - £26,015 per year
- Contract Type:
- Fixed Term
- Position Type:
- Full Time
- 36 hours per week
This position has expired.
Fixed term to 31 March 2023
The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 10 October 2021. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels
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 post is based within the Advice Shop where the successful candidate will work to promote financial inclusion and alleviate poverty through advice and advocacy in the areas of welfare benefits, money, housing and energy advice.
The post holder will work within the Income Maximisation Team working with vulnerable groups, people who are facing financial difficulties and/or looking for information and advice about improving their long term financial outlook.
The successful candidate will also assist in developing the service and help with targeted campaigns.
The post holder will advocate on behalf of customers with other Council departments and third party organisations.
Experience giving money/debt, benefits, energy or housing advice is desirable and the ability to research and use analytical skills is important. Empathy, listening skills and understanding are vital to excel in the role. Training will be provided as part of the induction programme and ongoing training and support will be provided to the successful candidate.