Community Financial Advisor
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 8910
  • Published: Thu 16/01/2020, 10:25 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,589 - £23,836 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Priory House, Chicksands, Bedfordshire

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Community Financial Advisor

Team: Customer Finance

Job Family: CBG7 - Providing

Salary: £21,589 - £23,836 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week

Base Location: Priory House, Shefford

Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 2nd February 2020
Interview Date: 10th & 11th February 2020


More about the role:

Here at Central Bedfordshire Council, we want to make sure that our residents have the support and advice they need to lead fulfilling lives.  To support them we provide benefit information to our customers who have care services and determine what they should contribute to that care service. You’ll find your greatness as you work closely with colleagues and customers to make the financial assessment process run as smoothly as possible.


The main purpose of the role is to undertake home visits to gather financial information and evidence from clients to support the financial assessment process for care services and advise them on the charging process.


You will be responsible for providing advice to clients on potential benefits they can claim and how to access additional follow up assistance with the Pension Service and other agencies.


Previous experience of working in one of the following areas is essential for this role and more than one would be desirable - Benefits Advice, Customer Finance, Social services, working with vulnerable client groups, debt recovery work and advocacy. 


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.



For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Briony White at or call 0300 300 6413.


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at or call 0300 300 8000.



Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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