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Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian are recruiting a Child Poverty Advisor

Published: September 2, 2021



Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian are looking for a suitable experienced adviser to focus on the reduction and prevention of child poverty within the West Lothian area. The successful applicant will work with appropriate clients and with a number of partner agencies to provide a comprehensive financial inclusion and income maximisation service to families where there may be a risk of child poverty.

About the job

We are looking for a client-focused individual with experience of providing holistic financial inclusion and income maximisation advice. In this role you will use telephony and email as well as seeing clients face-to-face at first point of contact to ensure they get the advice, information and support needed.

To succeed, you will need relevant experience and knowledge of current welfare benefits together with the ability to analyse the client’s overall financial position and offer early intervention advice and support.

You will have strong oral and written communication skills. We are also looking for a proven ability to work effectively and well organised. Proficiency in using a range of IT tools to carry out your work, including case management systems, online forms and Microsoft Office applications is essential.

Committed, results-driven and supportive to the needs of others, you will be able to work well within a team and have a willingness to follow and develop agreed procedures.

Hours: 35 Hours per week.

Type of contract: Fixed-term contract until 31/03/2023 (It is hoped that there will be project funding beyond this date.)

Application notes

For further details and information on how to apply, please email:

Closing Date: 9th September 2021

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