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DEBT VOLUNTEERS

South West London Law Centres (SWLLC), one of the largest and most progressive Law Centres in the country, is seeking Volunteer Debt Advisers for a new debt advice service. The service will provide one-off, initial advice on debt and money issues to people who cannot afford to pay for advice services.

                               

Role:

Volunteer Debt Adviser

Location:

Croydon & Sutton Law Centre (5TH Floor, Davis House, Robert Street, Croydon, CR0 1QQ)

Commitment:

1 day a week for at least 3 months

Duration

Ongoing

Tasks:

·         Assist debt advisors with initial enquires to the debt team

·         Assist debt advisors with follow up debt advice

·          Assisting the Thames Project Caseworker with applications to Thames Water and other utility services

·         Assisting in data compilation, general admin duties and any other tasks as designated by the debt team leader

Requirements

·         Reliability

·         Able to engage well with people from a diverse range of cultures and background

·         Good problem solving skills

·         Good numeracy and literacy skills

·         An understanding of Law is desirable but not essential as full training will be given

·         You must be available to:

-          volunteer regularly at our clinic

What’s in it for you?

·           Gain skills that could leave up to a qualification as a generalist level debt adviser

·           Gain practical experience of dealing with clients, and develop your interviewing skills.

·           Encounter a diverse range of areas of law within the work of the Debt Team, and develop first-hand experience of court procedures and forms.

·           Gain experience of volunteering in a Law Centre

Who to contact?

Please visit www.swllc.org for more details 

 

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter (to include your availability) to volunteers@swllc.org