Project Lead

Organisation: Citizens Advice Rossendale & Hyndburn
30 hours per week
£24,324
Location: Lancashire
Deadline: 26 June, 2017

Citizens Advice Rossendale and Hyndburn have secured 3 years funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to deliver a new and exciting project, which aims to address inequalities and poor decision making within the welfare benefit system that adversely affects vulnerable and disadvantaged people. This will be achieved through specialist casework, gathering evidence to influence fairer practices and policies and developing links with legal advice providers both locally and nationally. This is a unique opportunity to make a real difference.

The Project Lead will have overall responsibility for managing and delivering the project in line with its aims and objectives, working alongside the Project Support Assistant and reporting to the Chief Officer.

The ideal candidate will have experience of giving welfare benefit advice and have knowledge of the impact of recent welfare reform. You will also have knowledge of the Equality Act 2010 and how this is applied in advice giving. You will need excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences. This post requires travel locally and nationally, a full driving licence is required and access to a car or otherwise able to fulfil the travel requirement.

An application pack, including the job description and personal specification, is available on our website www.rossendalecab.org.uk.

To request an application pack, please email admin@rossendalecab.cabnet.org.uk or phone 01706 252 012. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without an application form.

If you would like an informal chat, please contact Rachel Whippy on 01706 252012 or 01254 304110

Closing date: Monday 26 June 2017, 5pm
Interview date: week commencing 10 July 2017

Contact

Address: New Era Centre, Paradise Street
Accrington
BB5 1PB

E-mail: admin@rossendalecab.cabnet.org.uk

Tel: 01706 252 012