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Money Matters Assistant

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Equal Lives
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Published 5 months ago
Money Matters Assistant

This is a crucial and life changing role for the clients of Equal Lives, so if you want to do something to make a big difference then this is right up your street!  The Money Matters Assistants will give our clients proactive advice and tools to better manage their own finances, enabling them to live a more independent life and empower them to live in happier more fulfilling ways.  If you feel like contributing to someone’s personal liberation and happiness is something you’d like to be a part of then please apply today. 

This is an important and varied role, giving you the opportunity to offer personalised information, advice and support to enable your client to manage their finances and live more independently. The role provides you with an opportunity to really make a difference to others. 

You will support and work together with your clients to help them establish the skills and knowledge they require to manage their own finances. This could take place in person, on the phone or on a video call. 

The role aims to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with difficult or unclear personal financial circumstances and will assist the client to manage their finances in the future.  

Full training will be provided as well as the necessary tools, software and hardware required to fulfil the role. 


ROLE OVERVIEW

The Money Matters Adviser role could involve assisting the client with some/all of the following, leading to drawing up a personalised budget; 

 

  • Help setting up a bank account 
  • Help setting up direct debits 
  • Managing their budget  
  • Accessing specialist debt/financial advice 
  • Identifying any benefits they may be due 
  • General money saving tips and advice 
  • Signposting to the wider team for complex benefit advice 

 

This role would operate on a case-by-case basis, and to start with, whilst finding your feet you would only be given a new case when the existing one was closed.  Cases can take between 1 to 3 weeks to work on average; therefore, we are ideally looking for someone who would like to volunteer for a period of around 6 months or more. 


FURTHER INFO

This role is based in various locations, including our offices (the organisation is soon to move to Sackville Place, Magdalen Street), at drop-in centres, remotely from your own home and potentially in a client's home (please note this is only if you felt comfortable in doing so). 

All volunteers are required to undertake our core training programme. This covers basic safeguarding and other key features.  

New volunteers will have an opportunity to ‘shadow’ experienced volunteers and members of staff 

Depending on the candidate there is may be additional opportunities to participate in a variety of accredited training courses. Please ask for further details. 

Volunteers are required to adhere to the organisation’s policies and practice guidelines. 

Reasonable expenses, including travel whilst undertaking this role will be reimbursed. This includes mileage (currently £0.45 p/mile) and parking costs. 

Applications must include 2 satisfactory references who have known the applicant in an educational or professional capacity.  Applicants must also complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check before volunteering work can commence. 

We are flexible in our approach to how many hours a week you would like to volunteer for and the length of time, in terms of months, that you would like to volunteer with us for.   

This is a crucial and life changing role for the clients of Equal Lives, so if you want to do something to make a big difference then this is right up your street!  The Money Matters Assistants will give our clients proactive advice and tools to…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United Kingdom
Associated Location
Pigot Ln, Norwich NR14 7PZ, UK
Fox Road

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity

Instructions:

Thanks for taking an interest in volunteering with Equal Lives, it's thanks to people like you that we're able to achieve the great work we do! 

For more information on this role, to view other roles available or to apply please visit our Volunteer Website - http://bttr.im/d8m9e 

Once we have received your application we will be in touch with info on the next steps in your volunteering journey. 

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