New Leaf (BBO) Money Advisor

Company: Weaver Vale Housing Trust
Address: Gadbrook Point, Rudheath Way, Gadbrook Park,
Website: www.wvht.co.uk
Email: careers@wvht.co.uk
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Contact: careers@wvht.co.uk

Hours of Work: 37hrs per week Monday to Friday
Deadline: Monday 26th June 2016

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New Leaf (BBO) Money Advisor  

Full-Time, 1 X 37 hours per week

Salary: £22,741 - £25,020, plus regular business user mileage allowance

Fixed term Contract:  ending 31.8.2019           

Based at Gadbrook Park, Northwich with local travel

Building Better Opportunities multi-agency Big Lottery Fund / ESF funded programme, ‘New Leaf’ is an innovative project, targeting individuals furthest away from the labour market in the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area, to help them in their journey towards employment. Led by Warrington-based Golden Gates Housing Trust, working in partnership with 30 other organisations, New Leaf will support 2,800 individuals over a three year period, providing a tailored service, giving individual support and direction.

Weaver Vale Housing Trust, the only local landlord wholly based in West Cheshire, providing over 6,000 homes in Northwich, Winsford, Frodsham, Helsby and outlying rural area, are excited to be a delivery partner within the New Leaf project working across the Cheshire West & Chester area. The Money Advisor will support the Trust in the implementation, development and delivery of the New Leaf programme. 

We are a looking for an enthusiastic, positive and proactive professional person with strong interpersonal skills to work as part of the New Leaf Team.  Within this new role you will implement a number of processes and interventions to ensure that New Leaf customers are accessing all the financial help they need. You will work collaboratively with New Leaf partners to ensure income maximisation and that customers are able to budget effectively.

You will have a strong customer focus, a real ‘people person’ with a working knowledge of benefits, budgeting and financial support services. You will need to be supportive and empathetic with participants’ therefore excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work well under pressure and achieve targets.  You should be comfortable working as part of a team, but have the confidence to work independently; self organised and use your own initiative.

A flexible approach and an ability to adapt quickly are also needed to meet the demands of this busy role.  As the role will cover the Cheshire West, Chester and surrounding areas; a willingness to travel across this area will be required.

Please visit our website www.wvht.co.uk to download the job information and application form, completed forms should be returned to careers@wvht.co.uk. For further information on the role please contact Andrew Ashford on 01606 813546.

Closing date for all applications is:  Monday 26 June 2017

Assessments and interviews to be held on: 6 July 2017

The Trust invites applicants from all members of the community, irrespective of sex, marital status, race, religion, disability, sex or age.

This position is fully funded through Building Better Opportunities Big Lottery and the European Social Fund.

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