Vacancy: Dedicated Mortgage Arrears Adviser, Specified Purpose Contract, Full Time, Mayo

November 2019


The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is a national, free, confidential and independent service, providing advice and support to people in debt or in danger of getting into debt. Each MABS company is rooted within the communities they serve and staff work with clients to enable them to cope with immediate debt problems and assist them to develop good money management skills.

South Connacht MABS is currently seeking a:

Dedicated Mortgage Arrears (DMA) Adviser

Specified Purpose Contract (until Approx. 31 Dec 2022),

Full Time (35 Hours per week),


The Role

The Dedicated Mortgage Arrears Adviser will provide a free, independent, confidential mortgage arrears advice service to clients with mortgage arrears. Candidates must display empathy with those who find themselves in financial difficulty; knowledge and understanding of money management, consumer debt and financial services; familiarity with the provision of an advice, support and advocacy service; together with excellent communication, organisational, administrative and IT skills. This is a full time Specific Purpose contract covering short term absence and will expire when the substantive post holder returns. The DMA is a project funded by the Citizens Information Board.

The position will be located in South Mayo MABS Unit 14, Nephin Halls, Hopkins Road Castlebar Co Mayo or other locations within the South Mayo area.

Salary Scale

DMA Adviser salary scale is currently €35,832 to €51,616 (including 2 long service increments). It is anticipated that new entrants to the MABS service will be appointed on the 1st point of the scale. Incremental credit, should it be awarded, will be based on previous relevant experience as set out on application form and cover letter.


Applications must be made by post only, using the relevant application form with a covering letter. Please send four copies of your application and four copies of your cover letter to:

The Co-ordinator,
South Mayo MABS,
Unit 14 Nephin Hills,
Hopkins Road,
Co Mayo.

Closing date: 12.00pm on Monday 9 December 2019 (CVs and late or incomplete applications will not be accepted). Applicants will be shortlisted solely on the basis of information contained in completed applications.

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Funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board

MABS is an equal opportunities employer