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Ref no:
WEL05583
Published:
19/1/2022
Closes:
2/2/2022
Location:
Bathgate Partnership, South Bridge Street, Bathgate, EH48 1TS
Salary:
£24,626 - £26,541 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

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The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 2 February 2022.  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.

S/he 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.

Preferred candidates may be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

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