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Financial Inclusion Team Leader

Employer: London Borough of Hackney

  • Reference: HC01458
  • Published on: Fri 19/05/2017 00:01 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/06/2017 22:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Contract
  • Hours: 36 hours.
  • Salary: £34,254 - £35,070 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hackney

Financial Inclusion Team Leader

Fixed Term/Secondment contract for 18 Months

Hackney is London's most diverse, dynamic neighbourhood. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.

Hackney Council is looking for someone who understands the issue of financial inclusion to support our residents. You will be working with some of our most vulnerable communities to mitigate the impact of welfare reform, including the on-going expansion of Universal Credit. This is an important part of our work to make Hackney a place for everyone.

As Financial Inclusion Team Leader, you will help maximise income by making sure Hackney’s residents have access to effective financial advice. You will work in partnership with other organisations to raise awareness and improve access to financial services and training.

Day to day your team will deliver effective debt counselling, budgeting and benefits advice. You will be working to help residents meet their financial commitments and manage their money effectively. You will work pro-actively with our income service teams and others to help residents reduce debt and increase financial capability.

You should be willing to seek out holistic solutions to support tenants. Responding to the impact of welfare reform and other legislative changes that can impact household incomes. Your team will be working in partnership with other Council services and external agencies.

This is a new role and your work will involve line managing a small team, leading and shaping the service offer and providing effective performance management. You should have experience working within a social housing setting and understand the needs of those facing financial exclusion.

To thrive in this role you should be able to use your own initiative. You should bring a strategic approach to the work while dealing with complex workload cases. You should be methodical and organised and able to communicate effectively with our diverse communities.

Please use the below link to apply. Please include a supporting statement addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience enable you to meet all aspects of the post as indicated in the Job Description and Person Specification.

At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-careers to apply.

Closing date: Sunday 04 June 2017 at 22:59

We are passionate about equal opportunities and welcome a diversity of talent to apply.

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