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General Adviser

Citizens Advice Liverpool locations and working from home



Closing date:

26 July 2024 at 08:00:00




35 Hours Per Week

About the Role

Our General Advice Team covers a range of different projects, giving advice over the phone, virtually, face-to-face or in outreach locations. The post holder will need to be self-motivated, organised and flexible, delivering generalist level advice and information.

The role involves advising on all areas of general advice, assisting with the completion of paper and digital forms and making referrals to internal or external services. The post holder will need to be digitally aware and be able to record all client contact and outcomes as well as make referrals electronically.



1. One years’ experience of delivering generalist advice within Citizens Advice or another quality assured environment such as AQS.


2. Good IT knowledge with an ability to support delivery of advice

3. Ability to support and encourage others in using online systems and resources to enable them to self-help.

4. Experience of using interpersonal skills, including sensitive listening and questioning skills to understand the needs of others, over the phone, virtually, face-to-face or in outreach locations.

5. Ability to research, analyse and interpret complex information and produce and present clear reports verbally and in writing.

6. Understanding of barriers individuals have to accessing CAL’s services.

7. A good, up to date, understanding of equality and diversity and its application to the provision of advice.

8. Ability to give and receive feedback objectively and sensitively and a willingness to challenge constructively.

9. Effective oral and written communication skills.

10. Ability and willingness to work both on own initiative and as part of a team.

11. Willingness to learn and develop skills and be flexible with service delivery.

12. Understanding of the issues affecting society and their implications for clients and service provision.

13. Ability to assist with research and campaigns works by providing information about clients’ circumstances.

Understanding of and commitment to the aims and principles of the Citizens Advice service and its equal opportunities policies.

How to Apply

Please fill out application form provided, once complete send to

About us

Citizens Advice Liverpool is a charity that provides free, confidential and impartial advice to people who live and work in the city. We depend on a workforce of paid staff and over 120 trained volunteers. We give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem. We are the leading provider of advice and advocacy services in Liverpool and have helped clients with over 106,000 issues in 2022/2023.

CAL have achieved accreditation with the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, showing we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our workforce. We've also gained an award for outstanding contribution by an employer to workplace health and wellbeing 2022 by Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust.

We've gained awards from Citizens Advice National recognising our Advising Margainalised Communities Team for championing equity, diversity and inclusion in both 2021 and 2021. We were also named volunteer team of the year in 2022.

As well as a competitive salary CAL also provides access to:

  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Hybrid Working Scheme

  • Interest free travel loans

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Pension Scheme

  • Cycle to Work Scheme

  • Lifestyles Gym Membership (20% corporate discount)

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay

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