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Specialist Support and Training Officer

Organisation: Suffolk County Council
37 hours per week
£33,782 per annum
Location: Ipswich
Deadline: 21 October, 2021

Specialist Support and Training Officer
Full time or part time
£33,782, pro rata for part time
Suffolk County Council, Beacon House IP1 5PB

We are committed to flexible working, so please read the Job and Person Profile to find out about the types of flexible or part-time working available for this role.

Please read the 'How to apply' section below, before applying for this job opportunity.

Job details

A great opportunity to join Suffolk County Council's Financial Inclusion and Advice Service as a Specialist Support and Training Officer.

Your role

Your responsibilities

You will provide specialist advice and promote financial inclusion in line with Suffolk County Council's priorities for health, care and wellbeing, efficient and effective public service, and living with Covid-19 and Suffolk's Recovery.

You will need

You can view a full list of requirements in the Job and Person Profile (via the link below). If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don't meet all the requirements, please apply. We'd appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

The team

The Specialist Support and Training Team provides expert advice to practitioners inside and outside the council, about benefits, housing and social care eligibility. We deliver training and team briefings and assist with the development of policies and procedures.

We are a small team of five within the Financial Inclusion and Advice Service, which also includes teams responsible for carrying out financial assessments for residential and community care, authorising and monitoring direct payments, managing people's financial affairs, and providing the Macmillan Benefit Advice Service.

We will offer you

Suffolk County Council offers an extensive reward package that combines pay, pension and a range of additional benefits including:

In addition, we offer a variety of training and development opportunities, along with a number of staff support mechanisms such as Employee Assistance and a range of staff support groups. You will have access to in-house and external training.

Travelling requirements for your role

We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions, there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

For an informal discussion

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jason Whittaker on 01473 264646.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have strict limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed above.

How to apply

For more information, check out the 'How to Apply' section of our Career Site.

Apply online or call 03456 014412 quoting the job ref: 1110

Closing date: 21 October 2021

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.



Address: Suffolk County Council,
Beacon House,

Tel: 03456 014 412