Job Opportunity

Claire Brown News, Vacancies

On behalf of Citizens Advice Devon, the South Hams office is recruiting a project manager to deliver Citizens Advice activities in a newly formed partnership between Colebrook SW, Engaging Communities SW and Citizens Advice Devon.  Jointly commissioned by the three local authorities, the partnership brings a new approach to providing local Healthwatch services in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay. This is …

Citizens Advice Wills Week 2020

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This annual event takes place in September and helps raise much needed funds for the local charity to help train its army of volunteers in advising and helping local people who need advice on debt, employment, benefit and disability entitlement, as well as many other issues. This year in March the charity had to drastically change its way of operating …

Citizens Advice South Hams seeking new trustees to steer it through next 3 years

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Every year Citizens Advice South Hams helps thousands of local people with the problems they face. 2020 is providing unprecedented challenges for the team that has continued to facilitate residents in dealing with issues resulting from the pandemic. Vice Chair of the charity, Chris Peach says: “I’m immensely proud to volunteer for this charity which serves the needs of local …

Stop Loan Sharks!

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The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) is helping to break the cycle of borrowing from loan sharks and supporting victims caught in their trap, on its brand-new podcast; Your Money and Your Life. In this episode, the IMLT tackle some of the misconceptions surrounding loan sharks by explaining who they are and how they operate. To report a loan …

Job Opportunity – Communications and PR Officer

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Citizens Advice South Hams has an exciting job opportunity.  Join our dynamic, forward-looking charity as a Communications and PR Officer. For full details of the role please click HERE To download an application form please click Here The closing date for applications is Friday 28th August 5pm.  Completed application forms should be sent by email to Janie Moor, Chief Officer …

Advice on Coronavirus and childcare

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I’ve been called back to work, but my child’s school isn’t reopening. What are my rights? If you’re struggling to juggle childcare and work you have a number of options. Firstly, the government has said that if you’re unable to work due to childcare responsibilities, your employer can continue to furlough you using the Job Retention Scheme. If your employer …

Advice on Coronavirus and pregnancy

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I’m pregnant and worried about returning to work, what can I do? It is understandable that you have questions about how they can safely get back to work. If you’re pregnant, current public health advice says you should minimise contact with other people outside of your household. Employers are allowed to furlough people for any reason arising from the coronavirus …

Advice on shielding and work

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I’m in the shielded group. Do I have to go back to work if my employer asks? If you’re in the ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’ group, also known as the shielded group, the public health advice currently remains that you should stay at home and avoid face-to-face contact. Employers are allowed to furlough people for any reason arising from the coronavirus …

Advice on Part time furlough

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I am currently furloughed from my full-time job, but my employer has asked me to return to work on part-time hours rather than full time. Can they do this? The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that the Job Retention Scheme will allow furloughed workers to return part time from August. Further details about how this will work are expected …

Advice for returning to work

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I work in retail and my company says it’s starting to look at how we might reopen later in the summer. This is making me so anxious, even though I don’t have any special health issues. I’m going to wear a mask, but not all the customers may do so. I used to take the bus to work, I don’t …