Volunteer Advisers (multiple positions)
Citizens Advice CANWK
NOW - 24/09/2023
Full job title: Volunteer Advisers (multiple positions)
Full time / part time
Numbers of hours per week: 14
Specific shift details
This role requires a minimum commitment of 2 days per week, from Monday – Friday between 9am – 4:30pm, for at least 12 months.
Citizens Advice Office (8th Floor), Royal Victoria Place
Citizens Advice in North & West Kent (also known as CANWK), is the local Citizens Advice in Tunbridge Wells & District. We are an independent charity and affiliated with the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales.
We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to help people overcome the problems they face. Our specialist advice areas include debt, employment, housing and immigration advice.
Complimentary to our core and specialist advice, we also provide additional support services to help people locally, such as through scams awareness, energy talks and advice, budgeting support and digital skills training.
Our services help people who live and work across North & West Kent. Our six offices are located in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & Malling, Sevenoaks, Swanley, Dartford and Gravesend.
To learn more about our charity, visit our website: https://citizensadvicenwk.org.uk/
In 2022, we helped over 15,000 people gain access to key information and advice. In total, they received over £1,600,000 additional income as a result of our support.
To meet demand for our services, we are actively recruiting for multiple Volunteer Advisers to work from our Tunbridge Wells office (Monday to Friday) and Cranbrook outreach (Wednesdays only).
You will be providing free information and advice over the telephone and face to face to local people across North & West Kent.
You do not need any specific qualifications or experience to volunteer with us, but you will need to:
• be friendly and approachable
• be open minded and non-judgemental with a desire to learn and help others
• have excellent verbal and communication skills
• be a good listener
• have good digital skills (proven ability to e.g. use Microsoft applications – MS Word, email) for researching information and case recording
What we can give you in return
You will be part of a friendly team and will receive full training and ongoing support. You will gain new skills and build on valuable soft skills, such as communication and problem solving. You will have the opportunity to learn about a range of issues, such as benefits and debt.
This role will enable you to make a real positive difference in helping your local community to move forward with their lives.
How to apply
Please fill in your details on the ‘Ready to volunteer’ form on our website to express an interest: https://citizensadvicenwk.org.uk/support-us/volunteer/ or email [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you!
Closing date: 31-10-2023
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