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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.



Volunteer Debt Adviser


SWLLC Croydon branch

5th Floor, Davis House, Robert Street, Croydon, CR0 1QQ


1 day a week for at least 3 months




- Assist debt advisors with initial enquires to the debt team

- Assist debt advisors with follow up debt advice, drafting of letters

- Assist the Thames Project Caseworker with applications to Thames Water and other utility services

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

- Assist Debt clients applying for discounts, grants, switching to better deals, benefit applications, benefit appeals and liaise with external organisations on behalf of the clients.


- Reliability

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

- Good problem solving skills

- Good numeracy and literacy skills

- Understanding of Law is desirable, not essential, full training will be given

- You must be available to volunteer regularly at our Centres

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 for more details 


To apply please send your CV and a covering letter (to include your availability) to