Category Archives: vacancies

Volunteer Opportunity: Trustees (Company Directors)

 

✔     Do you want to help the community where you live or work?

✔     Do you believe in social justice and want to help change things for the better?

✔     Do you want to get involved in steering a dynamic and busy advice based                     charity?

✔     Do you want you experience of strategic leadership?

Citizens Advice Ipswich is looking for people with strategic vision, independent judgment and the skill and commitment to join our current and well-established Trustee Board. The Board meet 4 times a year plus AGM annually and communicate between meetings where necessary – approximate time commitment is 1 day a month.

  • People from all backgrounds are welcomed.
  • The posts are unpaid but all reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

To apply, download our Volunteer Application Form or call the office 01473 219 770 to request an application pack.

Please return completed application forms, along with a current CV, using the contact details below.

We would be delighted to discuss the role further and tell you more about us. You can contact us the following ways:

Email:              administration@ipswichcab.org.uk
Telephone:    01473 219 770
Post:                19 Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE

 

Vacancy: Help to Claim (Universal Credit) Adviser

Help to Claim (Universal Credit) Adviser

Contract:       12 months initially, subject to funding

Salary:            TBC – based on applicant’s relevant skills and experience

Hours:            Full Time


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Citizens Advice Ipswich as a ‘Help to Claim’ adviser based at 19 Tower Street, Ipswich.  This role is to provide a professional advice service to enable clients understand the eligibility criteria and help them to progress with their initial application for Universal Credit, up to and including the first accurate payment having been made.  You will be providing client support over the phone, via webchat, email and ‘face to face’ at Tower Street or potentially at outreach locations, such as Ipswich Jobcentre, as needed.

To be successful in this role you will be able to work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, exhibit excellent listening and questioning skills and to present and conduct yourself in a professional and courteous manner with all clients seeking support.  You will have the ability to advise clients as appropriate to their own situation, enabling them to progress their Universal Credit claim in the most appropriate way.

You will be liaising with contacts within the DWP to find resolutions for escalated issues and you will understand the importance of security and data protection to ensure all data is protected in line with GDPR legislation.  You will have a good standard of numeracy to perform benefit check calculations to aid the advice process and be proficient in the use of computer packages with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.  You will have an open and friendly demeanour and be able to work as part of a diverse team.

If you think you have the relevant skills and experience and would like to join our dedicated and professional team then please contact us for an application form at administration@ipswichcab.org.uk, or on 01473 932 320.

If you would like to talk about the role, please contact Mags Vane: Operations Manager on the number above.


Closing Date:  Monday 2nd August 2021

Interview Date: Planned for Friday 5th August 2021

Vacancy – Technical Debt Team Supervisor (Money Advice Team)

Citizens Advice Ipswich
Technical Debt Team Supervisor (Money Advice Team)
Salary: Negotiable – dependent upon relevant skills and experience
Hours: 37 hours a week (full-time)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Citizens Advice Ipswich as the Technical Debt Team Supervisor for the Money Advice Team, at 19 Tower Street, Ipswich. This role will supervise, coach, and develop the money advice team including performance, workflow management, and quality of advice offered to clients. The role will also include direct casework, requiring current relevant debt management/advice experience.

To be successful in this role you will be a competent, experienced money advice/debt team supervisor, able to support and coach team members to perform within a quality-based advice framework. You will have a sound understanding of debt management options (including bankruptcy, insolvency, Debt Relief Orders), be able to manage your own casework, and maintain the relevant CPD/technical supervisory standards required. You will be able to work within a pressured environment with excellent client-facing skills, presenting, and conducting yourself in a professional and courteous manner. You will have the ability to support and drive continuous improvement initiatives to develop money advice team processes. You will be able to interpret and report on client volumes and insights to support the organisations Social Policy and campaigning activities. You will have a professional and supportive demeanour and be able to work as part of a diverse team.

If you think you would fit the description above and would like to join our dedicated and professional team then please contact us for an application form at training@ipswichcab.org.uk

If you would like to talk about the role, please contact Margaret Vane: Citizens Advice Operations Manager 01473 932320.

Closing Date: Friday 12 th February, 2021 Interview Date: Friday 19 th February, 2021

Recruiting:

We are pleased to announce that Citizens Advice Ipswich are currently recruiting to expand our large vibrant team, due to increased demands on our services.

Exciting opportunities have arisen in several areas of the charity’s work:

· We are looking for Advisers to provide support and guidance to the people in our local community through face to face, telephone and email channels.

· We are looking for Community Advisers to join the Social Prescribing Connect for Health Team, working in partnership with GP surgeries and health care professionals throughout the Ipswich area

· We are looking for Money Advisers to join the team that provides support and guidance to those in financial hardship

· We are looking for Administrative support for the charity

All posts are paid positions to complement our team of volunteers and will initially be on a 12-month fixed-term basis subject to funding.

You will be provided with full training for any role undertaken and encouraged to develop your skills and knowledge in a supportive, team environment. Once trained you will be undertaking rewarding work that makes a real difference to the people within our community.

To be a successful applicant, you will have a passion for helping others with the problems they face, enjoy working with like-minded people, know how to actively listen and be willing to provide customer service to the highest level.

If you have the skills that would benefit the work we deliver, and enjoy the challenge of supporting others in difficult times, then please contact us (details below) and complete an application form.

Please contact:
Citizens Advice Ipswich
19 Tower Street,
Ipswich
IP1 3BE

email: Administration@Ipswichcab.org.uk

Tel: 01473 219770

Completed applications to be received by 14/08/2020

Vacancy ~ Tenants Committee of 19 Tower Street Ipswich

Building Caretaker

Contract: Permanent subject to probation period

Salary: £16,777 pro rata – £8.72/hr

Hours: 10 Hours per week (8.30am – 10.30am but flexibility required)

Closing Date: Friday 31st January 2020

Interview Date: W/c 10th February 2020

The Tenants Committee are looking to appoint a Building Caretaker to support with the day to day running of 19 Tower Street Ipswich.

The successful candidate will have good interpersonal skills, a flexible approach, and will reside within 20 minutes of 19 Tower Street in order to respond to emergency callouts.

You will have the ability to work on your own initiative, prioritise your own work and meet deadlines.

Ideally, you will have previous experience of Caretaking and basic maintenance.

For application forms please contact: Carl Ward – Office Support

Tel: 01473 219770

or via contact form on this site.

Trainee Money Adviser / Debt Caseworker

Contract: Initial 12 month contract

Salary: £17,000

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Closing Date: Friday 22 November 2019

Interview Date: W/c 2nd December 2019

Ipswich Citizens Advice is looking for a well organised trainee Money Adviser/ Debt Caseworker to join our expanding Money Advice Team.

The successful candidate will be trained into providing an in-depth casework service to the organisation’s clients, working face to face as well as by telephone. You will therefore need a good working knowledge of money and debt advice, the ability to prioritise cases efficiently and the ability to work as part of a team.

Ideally, you will be have a background working with clients in a financial setting; and be willing to work towards becoming a qualified Debt Relief Order Intermediary.

For application forms please contact: Carl Ward Office Support

Tel: 01473 219770

or via Contact form on this site

For informal discussion please contact: Nelleke Van Helfteren – Deputy Manager

Tel: 01473 219772

Address: 19 Tower Street

Ipswich

IP1 3BE

Vacancy – Training Supervisor

Training Supervisor

Contract: Initially 24 month Fixed Term contract (subject to funding)

Salary: £18,300 pro rata

Hours: Full or Part-time work considered

Closing Date: 15th July 2019

Interview Date: tba

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Ipswich & District Citizens Advice Tower Street office for a Training Supervisor. The role is to provide a recruitment service for volunteers and paid staff and to support them through their learning journey within the organisation. This includes conducting inductions for new staff, organising training events and maintaining comprehensive records for all staff.

You will be confident with recent experience in organising training events and supporting learners. You will have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and feel comfortable communicating with a diverse team. You will have the ability to motivate individuals and provide constructive feedback in order to improve performance. You will have the experience to coach and mentor trainees to meet their full potential. You will have excellent organisation skills and be able to prioritise your own work to meet the needs of the organisation.

If you would like to be part of our busy team and help make a positive difference for the people of Ipswich then we would like to hear from you.

For an application form please contact: Vicki Markham – Administrator
(Tel: 01473 219770 or e-mail bureau@ipswichcab.org.uk)

For an informal discussion please contact: Nelleke van Helfteren Deputy Manager
(Tel: 01473 219772)

Vacancy: Outreach Generalist Adviser

Position: Outreach Generalist Adviser

Location: Ipswich

Closing date: 14 June 2019

Role details

Job title: Outreach Generalist Adviser

Location: Ipswich

Salary: £16,738

Salary pro rata: Yes

Hours per week: 37 – part time considered

Type of contract:
Fixed term

End date of contract: 2020-03-31

Closing date for applications: 2019-06-14

Interview date: 2019-06-28

How to apply: email Bureau@ipswichcab.org.uk

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Generalist Advisers to join Citizens Advice Ipswich’s new ‘Connect for Health’ team, which will be providing generalist advice to clients through appointments in General Practitioners surgeries throughout the Ipswich area. The roles will be based in the Ipswich area and report to the Outreach Manager.

As an Outreach Adviser you will be working in GP surgeries throughout Ipswich, providing advice, help and support to clients referred to you by medical professionals. You will be part of an emerging team and will have the opportunity to help shape the new service provision ensuring that the high standards of Citizens Advice and our values and aims are delivered in a timely manner.

You will be a confident, self-driven and self-motivated individual with recent experience as a trained generalist adviser or have the ability to undertake intensive training to reach the required standard within minimum timescales. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to self-manage your workload and time. You will have a passion for making a difference in the communities where we have a presence by providing a top quality service for the people of Ipswich.

If you feel you have the relevant experience and would like to become part of this dynamic team please contact our Office Administrator – Administrator (Tel: 01473 219770 or via this website’s contact form for an application form.

Citizens Advice Ipswich Outreach Adviser

Contract: Initially 12 months Fixed Term contract (subject to funding)

Salary: £17,000 (pro-rata)

Hours: 3 full days (7.5 hours) per week. (Part-time)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Generalist Advisers to join Citizens Advice Ipswich’s new ‘Connect for Health’ team, which will be providing generalist advice to clients through appointments in General Practitioners surgeries throughout the Ipswich area. The roles will be based in the Ipswich area and report to the Outreach Manager.

As an Outreach Adviser you will be working in GP surgeries throughout Ipswich, providing advice, help and support to clients referred to you by medical professionals. You will be part of an emerging team and will have the opportunity to help shape the new service provision ensuring that the high standards of Citizens Advice and our values and aims are delivered in a timely manner.

You will be a confident, self-driven and self-motivated individual with recent experience as a trained generalist adviser or have the ability to undertake intensive training to reach the required standard within minimum timescales. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to self-manage your workload and time. You will have a passion for making a difference in the communities where we have a presence by providing a top quality service for the people of Ipswich.

If you feel you have the relevant experience and would like to become part of this dynamic team please contact our Office Administrator – Administrator (Tel: 01473 219770 or via contact form on this site) for an application form.

If you would like to talk about the roles and where they sit within the Ipswich office please contact Nelleke van Helfteren Deputy Manager (Tel: 01473 219772) or Sally Oakley Outreach Manager.

Closing Date: Friday 8 March 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 14 March 2019

Vacancy ~ Office Support Assistant

Contract: Permanent subject to probation period

Salary: £15,800

Hours: 37 per week (Monday – Friday) occasional out of office hours (Job share considered)

Closing Date: 19 February 2019

Interview Date:
28 February 2019

An opportunity has arisen to employ an experienced Administration Officer to support Citizens Advice Ipswich with its daily administrative duties.

This vital role supports all aspects of the business, the clients, volunteers and staff; duties will be wide and varied and include, maintaining and updating information, supporting volunteers in daily duties such as confirming appointments, letter writing, equipment ordering, scanning, event organisation and much more.

You will be joining a dedicated team providing a quality service to the people of Ipswich. A positive and ‘can do’ attitude is of utmost importance to our organisation. Computer literacy is essential, alongside excellent communications skills. You will be a good team worker and be able to demonstrate competent Customer service skills.

For application forms please contact: Vicki Parish – Administrator
(Tel: 01473 219770 or via contact form on this site)

For informal discussion please contact: Nelleke van Helfteren Deputy Manager
(Tel: 01473 219772)

Address: 19 Tower Street
Ipswich
IP1 3BE