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Advice Manager

Employer
Citizens Advice Bromsgrove & Redditch
Location
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Salary
£32,076 - £33,945 with generous leave package and a 6% employers pension contribution
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

Job Details

We are looking for an experienced  Manager to join our senior leadership team to lead, develop and grow our core advice services initially across our two main locations. You will be experienced in managing and leading volunteer and staff teams, comfortable with facilitating change and responsible for our phone, face-to face and outreach centres as we expand our advice and support services. We are a fast growing charity with good local networking relationships and strong council support.

If you have excellent people and communication skills, enjoy challenges, thrive on managing teams, gain satisfaction from delivering to objectives and have a desire to help others, then this is the role for you.

 

Advice Manager - Citizens Advice Bromsgrove & Redditch (CABR)

Role description

Accountability:                 Line managed by the Service Manager.

                                           Line Manages the Supervisor team

Role purpose:   To lead the delivery and development of all aspects of our generalist advice offering.  To act as the deputy for the Service Manager, either during their absence, or by arrangement at certain events/meetings etc.

Hours:                                  37 per week

Remuneration:                 Scale SO1 – spinal point 23 -25   (£32,076 - £33,945)        

                                           6% Employers pension contribution and generous leave package

Key work areas and tasks:

Planning and development

To support the Chief Officer & Service Manager in the drawing up and delivery of planning at all levels. To drive the development of our generalist services as CABR prepares to meet the challenges of the next few years. This will include Adviceline; Email; face to face; Web chat and telephone advice within our premises; outreach locations, out of hour’s services and any other delivery routes that we develop. Alongside the Chief Officer and Service Manager, to identify funding and partnership opportunities to grow CABR services and meet more clients’ needs. To act as CABR’s Research and Campaigns lead and to develop and deliver this service. To be an active member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Service delivery

To ensure that the daily, weekly and annual tasks required to deliver the generalist advice service are fulfilled including by way of examples: ensuring adequate levels and quality of supervision and adviser cover; appropriate information sharing and proportionate quality checking systems. To liaise with the Service Manager and Training & Recruitment Manager with regards to the training and recruitment needs across the supervisor and volunteer teams. To assist the Service Manager in being responsible for the generalist services meeting the required quality standards with regard to the advice provided. To ensure that all agreed processes and policies are understood and implemented across the core service

Administration

To submit any reports or returns due, relating to the generalist advice services as agreed with the Service Manager. To support the Chief Officer and Service Manager in the preparatory work to ensure the office achieves satisfactory outcomes with regard to any audit processes required. To produce appropriate reports for the Trustee Board on service delivery. To maintain accurate and appropriate records when using all systems.

Public Facing Work

In conjunction with the Chief Officer and/or Service Manager, to support in review meetings relating to the core advice service. In conjunction with the Chief Officer and Service Manager to work with agencies and other organisations to develop opportunities for funding and partnership To attend, where necessary, external events for the promotion of the service.

Social policy

To lead the Campaign and Research Work of Citizens Advice Bromsgrove & Redditch.

Attitudes

To be a leadership role model for the wider team, providing support and dealing positively and professionally with challenges, whilst ensuring that necessary change is implemented successfully. To line manage staff in a fair and professional manner that encourages their development both as individuals and as a team. To carry responsibility and to be prepared to show initiative where appropriate. To be a constructive team player, contributing willingly to discussions but also recognizing when organisational priorities may need to be focused elsewhere. Show flexibility within their role and in the support of other areas of CABR’s work.

Other duties and responsibilities

Promote and abide by the aims, policies, and membership requirements of the Citizens Advice and CABR. Carry out any other tasks that may be within the scope of the post to ensure the effective delivery and development of the service.

Person Specification

Criteria

Essential

Experience of leading teams of staff and volunteers 

Experience of managing change in a volunteer environment

A strong team player

Be a good communicator, verbally and in writing, able to influence others and manage people both sensitively and firmly

Be able to work effectively and positively under pressure

A commitment to the aims and objectives of the Citizens Advice Bureau Service

Comfortable leading on your own and exercising initiative when needed

Committed to a volunteer model of service delivery within charitable organisations

Be a competent user of IT in terms of client management systems; the internet and standard office products such as e-mail and word processing

Be able to work with processes methodically, competently and accurately to ensure clients and volunteers receive a consistent and effective experience of our service.

Experience of working with local partnerships

Desirable

Experience of overseeing the delivery of advice

Experience of supervising generalist advice in a CAB environment

Company

We are a growing charity, based in North Worcestershire, providing advice to any individual on almost anything. We specialise in Debt, Benefits, Housing, Employment and Consumer. We currently support around 9,000 households a year through phone, email or face to face appointments. 

Company info
Website
Telephone
01527579775
Location
50-52 Birmingham Road
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61 0DD
GB

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