Advice Services Manager – Debt and Money Advice

  • Full time
  • £28,650 – £30,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th September 2021


  • Advertised from 6th September 2021
  • 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday, core hours are 09:00 – 17:00)

Role

Citizens Advice Edinburgh (CAE) exists to serve its community and meet their need for information and advice in the most accessible format. Volunteers are at the heart of that service, advocating a model of community social responsibility and resilience. A key part of this role, is to support the delivery of holistic advice, in a way that grows and adapts to the needs of the community and changes in line with policy and legislation, where volunteers from across the community are supported to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to help others in need.

In addition, you will be responsible for the delivery of comprehensive Debt and Money Advice services across the city, in accordance with Citizens Advice Membership Standards, Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers and Financial Conduct Authority Accreditation.

You will provide specialist money advice expertise, including overseeing complex case management, training, coaching and supervision of general and specialist advisers (both staff and volunteers), ensuring policy and practice meets all legal and regulatory quality of advice standards and working as part of the management team to ensure continuous development of our services.

A key part of this role will involve examining management information – primarily samples of case records and case checking – to identify any gaps in consistency of approach and practice across all CAE services relating to money advice and, in partnership with other advice services managers, the projects manager and the CEO; identifying actions that need to be taken to improve practice.

You will work as part of the management team to pro-actively ensure that we maintain the knowledge, skills, expertise and resources necessary to meet client demand for advice to the standards required.

You will monitor trends in client contact and developing social policy and legislation to help deliver on our twin aim of exercising a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services, both locally and nationally, and representing the organisation in relevant forums to achieve that aim.

As part of the management team, you will help develop and deliver against the organisation’s strategy, with a view to maintaining the highest standard of compliance and where require, increasing the capacity and/or efficiency of our money advice services to meet current and future demand.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Application deadline: Sunday 26 September 2021 at 22:00.

Interview date: Week commencing 27 September 2021

Interview location: Online using Zoom.

Interview format: 10 minute presentation and 50 minute panel interview.

Please email your applications to benjamin.napier@caed.org.uk


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