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Ref no:
WEL06773
Published:
24/1/2023
Closes:
7/2/2023
Location:
Bathgate Partnership, South Bridge Street, Bathgate, EH48 1TS
Salary:
£34,537 - £38,028 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week

Advert

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 post is based within the Advice Shop as part of a project funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The post holder will contribute to the People and Skills priority of the Shared Prosperity Fund by working to promote financial inclusion and alleviate poverty through advice, advocacy and representation, with a particular focus on supporting low paid employees and long-term unemployed people.   

The successful candidate will support the Anti-Poverty Management Team in ensuring the delivery of high quality, effective and efficient Anti-Poverty Service in accordance with the relevant legislation and guidance, council policy and standards.

They will have responsibility for the line management of a team of advisers that may include Money Advisers, Information Advice Officers, Campaign Development Officer, Link Workers and Volunteers. 

The post holder will lead in the development and delivery of a new project, including assisting and providing information for the formulation and implementation of policy and procedures and the specification and development of relevant IT systems and processes. They will also be responsible for the ongoing monitoring and reporting of progress against outcomes and outputs.

Provide information, advice and representation in the area of welfare benefits and to link with wider areas of advice including money and debt, energy, financial capability and housing to support clients to achieve financial security. This will include working in partnership with other council services and partners to develop and deliver targeted interventions in line with the Shared Prosperity Fund investment priorities.

Provide detailed and up-to-date knowledge of welfare benefits and tax credit legislation and support service delivery through the provision of specialist knowledge in specific areas of advice.