Website plymouthCAB Citizens Advice Plymouth
Salary Scale: £22,036.92 – £23,150.10 – £25,082.66 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week. Flexible working requests will be considered.
Closing date: Monday 20th March 2023 at 09:00
About the role:
We are recruiting for Telephone Debt & Energy Advisers to join our team at Citizens Advice Plymouth.
We support vulnerable people to find a solution for their debt circumstances. Would you like to help people with debt, energy, and money worries? Why not consider joining our friendly advice team, working in a fast paced target driven environment, which provides debt advice service to clients?
The role is fully telephone based. You will be advising clients with their debt and energy issues through a minimum of 10 advice appointments per week over the phone, helping them find solutions to their issues. There’s no ‘average’ call – advice is tailored, and each client is treated equally. It can sometimes be a challenging role, but you will be fully trained and supported, working as part of an approachable and supportive team in a rewarding environment to provide the best possible service to people across England, Wales, and Scotland.
The role is 37 hours a week (9-5 Monday-Thursday and 9-4:30 on Fridays) on a permanent basis. We are happy to discuss part-time and flexible working arrangements with prospective applicants.
The start date for this role is 25th April 2023.
You will thrive on working with a diverse range of people and be open-minded, approachable, and non judgemental. You will take an emphathetic and compassionate approach to clients to find the solutions to the problems they are facing.
You will be resilient and able to manage phone conversations well. Good communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.
You’ll be able to write up case notes accurately and efficiently using a range of Office 365 programs and keep databases up to date accurately.
You will have good prioritisation and time management skills to be able to work efficiently as part of a team to reach as many clients as possible as quickly as possible.
The ideal candidate will have some debt and energy advice knowledge, & some knowledge of the current benefits systems. Previous advice work is desirable, but not essential, as full training will be provided.
The employer for this post is Citizens Advice Plymouth.
We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who are disabled, or people from Black, Asian and other racially minoritised backgrounds, as these people are currently underrepresented at Citizens Advice Plymouth. We also actively welcome applications from LGBTQ+ candidates.
Full training will be provided.
During your initial classroom and on-the-job training you will be working from our city centre office. Once you have been signed off to provide independent advice (this usually takes 12-16 weeks), this role will have a hybrid work pattern.
Hybrid Model – A mix of home working and office working at Cobourg House, Mayflower Street, Plymouth (on completion of training).
To apply for this vacancy:
1. Download our application pack from our website
2. Completed applications should be returned to email@example.com by the closing date/time.
3. Please let us know if you need us to adapt our application process so there are no barriers for you to apply.
To apply for this job please visit citizensadviceplymouth.org.uk.