Job Vacancies

We are taking the opportunity presented by new funding to strengthen our management structure and are therefore recruiting to two positions – an amended Centre Manager post will have a greater strategic focus and a new Advice & Volunteer Development Manager post will provide operational management.

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Manchester Volunteer Advice Partnership

 

We are excited to be part of a partnership of 5 voluntary organisations funded by the Big Lottery to provide free training and support to Manchester residents who want to volunteer in our advice and support services. The partner organisations are Manchester Mind, Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU), Centrepoint-YPSF, Manchester Refugee Support Network, as well as Cheetham Hill Advice Centre (CHAC).

Recruitment is currently taking place for the next 9 day training programme commencing on Wednesday 7th February 2018. Volunteers need to commit to a full day training and half day placement per week in their chosen agency. Following successful completion of the course you are expected to be available to volunteer for at least half a day a week (4 hours).

 

CHAC needs volunteers to fill the following roles:

Volunteer

  • Receptionist
  • Trainee Adviser - help challenge unfair welfare benefit decisions; negotiate with creditors to help people resolve debt problems
  • Digital Support Worker - help people make Universal Credit and other online benefit applications and register and bid for social housing
  • Casework Support Assistant - help Advisers to undertake a variety of tasks to progress cases and gather feedback from clients
  • Interpreter - we're particularly looking for people who speak Urdu, Farsi, Arabic, Tigrina, and various Eastern & Central European languages
  • Assist people to access local services e.g. health, education, employment support

For more information, and to get a volunteer application form, please contact Dawn by:
Mobile: 07921 464609 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

What we need from our volunteers

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  • be able to complete the full training programme
  • be committed to continue to learn and develop
  • be able to volunteer for at least 4 hours per week
  • be punctual and reliable
  • be able to communicate well in English
  • support CHAC's aims, values and beliefs
  • be friendly, welcoming and approachable

What you'll get:

  • Free training and experiential learning programme
  • Day-to-day supervision by experienced advice supervisers
  • On-going support and training
  • Travel and other expenses
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Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

You can drop-in for advice from 9:30 a.m.

We can only see the first 15 people in the queue but will provide information

about other services to everyone else

 

We see people by appointment at other times

                                                                                                       

                                                                                         We also provide advice at other venues across the city - please call us for details

 

For telephone advice call Citizens Advice Manchester on 03444 111 222

                                                                                       Their telephone helpline is open Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m to 5.00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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