Salary: £17,684 Pro Rata [£29,473 F.T.E] Scale 5, Band 1
Based on Citizens Advice Westminster’s Salary Framework
Hours: Part-time – 3 days per week
Citizens Advice Westminster is a values-based organisation that provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to residents in the local and surrounding areas; some of which are the most vulnerable in society. Our aim is to provide the advice people need for the challenges they may face, by ensuring individuals are well informed about the services that available to them. Our services include advice across key areas such as benefits, debt, housing, employment and immigration. It is crucial to us that we work together to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives, and we believe that promoting a healthy work-life balance by supporting our employees ensures the best possible service is delivered to our service users.
A new opportunity has risen for a Housing Adviser/Caseworker to join our offices in Paddington. We are looking for an experienced and proactive individual who is actively seeking the next challenge in their career path and who will play an integral part in moving our organisation forward. The post holder must be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and experience of providing housing advice and casework. The post holder will also play a key role in engaging with key stakeholders through attending meetings, delivering presentations and written reports.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal appropriately with a cross section of people, including a diverse workforce and client base. A minimum of 2 years’ (full-time equivalent) post-qualification experience of providing good quality, in-depth casework on the full range of housing issues is essential, with the ability to share and contribute positively whilst having a flexible approach to service delivery.
What We Offer
In return, we offer an enhanced holiday entitlement, and subject to successful completion of a probation period, enhanced sick pay and an annual season ticket loan. We provide development opportunities and all employees have access to a free employee assistance service.
To apply, please download the Job Description / Person Specification, Expression of Interest Form and Diversity Monitoring Form:
Job Ref: HAC-OCT 2020 (Housing Adviser/Caseworker)
Closing Date: Monday 26th October 2020, 5:00pm
Assessments: Week commencing Monday 2nd November 2020
Interview Dates: Week commencing Monday 2nd November and 9th November 2020
If after submitting your application you have not heard from us by the stated assessment date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
Citizens Advice Westminster values diversity promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage applications from all applicants who meet the person specification irrespective of age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or race. Citizens Advice Westminster is a London Living Wage employer.