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Ref no:
WEL05022
Published:
19/7/2021
Closes:
2/8/2021
Location:
Bathgate Partnership, South Bridge Street, Bathgate, EH48 1TS
Salary:
£26,766 - £30,088 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

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The post is based within the Advice Shop where the successful candidate will work to promote Income maximisation and alleviate poverty through advice and advocacy in the areas of welfare benefits/appeals, money/housing and energy advice.

By working closely with schools and wider Education Services the main aim of this role is to deliver a specialist income maximisation service for children and families who are experiencing financial hardship and helping them to become financially more confident.  The post holder will be responsible for delivering advice to all West Lothian residents with a focus on working with families and children at risk of financial exclusion and hardship. 

This role will provide a targeted service to this group and work alongside a range of community planning partners and whilst working in partnership ensuring that the customer is at the centre of a high-quality advice service.

The successful candidate will also assist in the development of this service and help with targeted campaigns to this group through the delivery of talks, training and presentations. 

Experience giving money/debt, benefits, energy or housing advice is essential. A high level of research and analytical skills and experience in organising events and delivering talks and presentations is desirable.

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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