The Money Advice Workers will work closely with both the Corporate Debt and Welfare Support Teams to ensure that vulnerable households indebted to the council are identified and then given appropriate individualised financial support to improve the financial wellbeing and long term resilience.
Fixed term for: 12 months
Interview date: To be confirmed
For an informal discussion, please contact Tabitha Cork - Welfare Support Manager email@example.com to arrange a call back.
About the role
The Money Advice Worker will work with households to assess their financial situation and then provide appropriate advice around benefit maximisation, better deals on household expenditure, debt prioritisation, applying to have their deductions from benefits reduced, renegotiating repayment plans, or any other relevant solution to reduce their overall indebtedness.
The aim of this proactive support work is to provide these households with the opportunities to improve their financial wellbeing in the long-term, whilst also ensuring the council is making responsible and fair decisions in regard to its income recovery processes for vulnerable people.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.