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Advice Supervisor/Trainee Advice Supervisor (full- or part-time)

CR4, Mitcham (On-site)
SE11, London
SM4, Morden
From £30,000 per annum for Advice Supervisor, From £29,000 per annum for Trainee Supervisor
Full-time or part-time (Full- and part-time positions)
Job description

Hours: Full- and part-time positions

Contract: Permanent

Location: CAML charity offices and outreach venues across Merton

Salary (pro rata for part time):

From £30,000 per annum for Advice Supervisor

From £29,000 per annum for Trainee Supervisor

Annual Leave: 25 days (pro rata for part time), Charity Day, plus public holidays

Pension: The charity operates a pension scheme

The charity offers an employee assistance programme


Deadline: 6pm, Thursday 9th May 2024


Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth (CAML) is the leading advice charity supporting individuals and families primarily across the London boroughs of Lambeth and Merton but also wider London.  We provide a range of information, support and advice services.  We also work to raise awareness and understanding of the challenging issues affecting our clients and communities.


We are looking for an experienced Adviser/Caseworker or Supervisor to join our team in this new role.  If you are passionate about supporting individuals and families in need, relish supporting valued team members to reach their potential, have minimum of two years Citizens Advice Adviser experience, are a natural team leader, enjoy delivering training and are interested in joining a dedicated professional team we would love to hear from you.

Our offices have excellent public transport links and Mitcham also has a carpark.  We offer a friendly and welcoming work environment and can provide flexible work opportunities dependent on service demands. 

This role is a service manager including line management responsibilities and reports to Head of Advice Services.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • As a member of service managers team, ensure client support team members are supported with the appropriate level of guidance and supervision

  • Complete casework and generalist advice for clients (when required)

  • Monitor the case records / telephone calls of designated staff and volunteers to meet quality standards and service level agreements

  • Ensure remedial and developmental issues are identified and acted on to develop individuals, improve the quality of advice, and ensure clients do not suffer detriment due to poor or inadequate advice

  • Keep technical knowledge up to date and provide technical support to advisers and / or caseworkers

  • As a service/team manager you are a member of CAML’s Service Manager Delivery Team

  • Assist trainees through self-learning modules and review progress on a regular basis.

  • Research, design and deliver training programmes and sessions

  • Take part in recruitment, induction and coordination of our fantastic volunteers

  • Attend appropriate internal and external meetings as agreed


Research and Campaigns

  • Promote the importance of research and campaigns work

  • Include a review for research and campaigns within case-checking


Other duties and responsibilities

  • Uphold the aims and principles of the Citizens Advice service and its equal opportunities policies.

  • Professionally represent and promote Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth in your work

  • Other duties as requested by your line manager (Head of Advice Services), SMT or Chief Executive


Professional Development

  • The successful applicant will receive comprehensive induction to the charity and our work.  We support team members in their professional development to ensure we’re up to date with legislation, case law, policies and procedures relating to benefits and debt and undertake appropriate training as agreed with your line manager


Person Specification

  • Citizens Advice qualified and experienced across all advice areas essential.

  • Ability to support volunteers and staff and maintain motivation.

  • Demonstrable ability to monitor and maintain service delivery against agreed targets.

  • Well-organised and able to prioritise own work and the work of others, meet deadlines and manage workload in a busy environment.

  • Ability to use IT systems and packages, and electronic resources in the provision of advice and the preparation of reports and submissions.

  • Commitment to and work within the aims, principles and policies of the Citizens Advice service.

  • Strong understanding of equality and diversity and its application to the provision of advice, and the supervision and development of staff.


This job description and personal specification does not form part of any contract.


If you’re interested in the role and joining us, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please follow the link to our website to view the full job description and find out how to apply (please note we will not consider CVs for this role).


The deadline for applications is 6pm, Thursday, 9th May 2024. 

If you do not hear from us, we are afraid your application was unsuccessful.


We reserve the right to close applications early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.


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Citizens Advice Merton and Lambeth View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 24 April 2024
Closed date: 09 May 2024 at 18:00
Tags: Advice, Information

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