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Outreach Generalist Adviser Vacancy

Do you have a passion for working in the heart of your local community and are driven by making a difference?  Then Citizens Advice Mid Mercia is the organisation for you.

Our free and independent advice helps people solve problems in a confidential and impartial manner. Whatever the problem, we won’t turn people away.  We make a difference. Our trusted brand and the quality of our research mean we make a real impact on behalf of the people who rely on us.

We are looking for a full-time Outreach Generalist Adviser to join our Core Advice Team on a fixed-term basis.

In this role, you’ll provide crucial support to people using foodbanks. You’ll offer crisis intervention and guidance, helping them stabilize their situation and build long-term resilience through income maximization strategies. This is an opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of your community members.

Experience is not necessary, but we are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent communication skills: You can connect with people from diverse backgrounds, actively listen to their needs, and clearly explain options.
  • Strong time management: You can prioritize tasks efficiently and maintain a keen eye for detail.
  • A welcoming and inclusive approach: You can create a comfortable environment where clients feel supported and understood.
  • Awareness of social issues: You have a basic understanding of societal challenges and their impact on clients and service delivery.
  • Full driving licence and car (or the ability to meet travel requirements): Transportation is necessary for some aspects of the role.

We provide comprehensive training and ongoing support to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to succeed.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct client interviews using active listening skills and question prompts. Help clients articulate their problems and empower them to set priorities.
  • Interpret information and present clear options to clients.
  • Assist clients with related problems that are integral to their case, and refer them to other specialists or agencies when needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality, discretion, and sound judgment in all areas of responsibility.

What we offer in return:

  • 28 days entitlement plus bank holidays
  • Full advice training is offered to all members of staff regardless of role to Advice Quality Standard (AQS)
  • Opportunities for further training and continuous professional development
  • Internal progression opportunities
  • Supportive work environment
  • Remote/flexible working opportunities, subject to management approval
  • Option to buy & sell holiday allowance, subject to management approval
  • Paid DBS application, where applicable
  • 5% pension contributions
  • 3 month’s full contractual pay for maternity, upon meeting qualifying criteria
  • Potential additional permanent contracted hours, where the organisational need exists
  • Being part of a great team / CAMM family
  • Strong emphasis on staff well-being: We offer time-out breaks and a confidential counselling service for all staff and volunteers

The essentials:

Salary – £22,308 to £24,822 per annum depending on experience

Location – Derby Office and outreach locations across Derby

Contract – fixed term until 31 March 2027

Please visit our website (https://www.citizensadvicemidmercia.org.uk/vacancies/#apply) for the full job description, person specification, and a helpful candidate guide on our recruitment process.

Applications: https://www.citizensadvicemidmercia.org.uk/vacancies/camm-application-form/

Closing Date: 19th July 2024

Thank you for your interest in our vacancy.  Due to the volume of applications anticipated for this role, if you do not hear back from us within 10 working days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.  Please do not be discouraged from applying for other positions within our organisation.

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