SALARY: £25, 000 pro rata (incl London weighting)
HOURS: Part time - 24 hours per week.
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Management Committee
MANAGED BY: Supervising Housing and Debt Supervisor
JOB PURPOSE: To reduce poverty and improve the economic circumstances of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Brent by:
Providing Debt advice and assistance to residents of Brent or the local area who may qualify for public funding or those referred to us by stakeholders.
Brent Community Law Centre has been providing high-quality legal advice and assistance in housing, debt, employment, welfare benefits, public law, community care and immigration and asylum to vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged client groups living, working and studying in Brent since 1972.
BCLC is managed by local people through a Management Committee.
BCLC is accredited under the LEXCEL and the Law Society’s Immigration and Asylum Schemes.
BCLC is seeking to recruit a part time Debt caseworker to join our existing Housing and Debt team, comprising one full-time and two part-time solicitors.
The post is permanent with a six-month probation period, dependant on performance and the continuation of current Law Centre funding streams. There may be potential for the post holder to work full time in the future.
The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Brent, at a time of increasing reduced entitlement and on-going welfare and Legal Aid reforms.
The post holder will undertake casework across a range of areas involving debt reconciliation, money management, income maximisation, and advising and assisting clients on various debt relief options such as DRO and bankruptcy. In this regard, it would be ideal if the successful candidate has some knowledge of welfare benefits applications
Our services are partly funded by the Legal Aid Agency and partly funded by grant/project funding, which has been on-going since April 2013. This work will involve some outreach and the provision of debt information sessions to groups of people within the community.
The post-holder will need to have at least twelve months experience of advice and representation in debt. They will have to show that hold accreditation for ‘Giving Good Debt Advice’ and can meet, at a minimum, the ‘Money Advice Services’ standards.
Please contact Alison Placku for an application pack. email@example.com
The deadline to submit is 18/02/2018