Citizens Advice has begun its second wave of recruitment for the Government’s guidance guarantee service.
The organisation, which is delivering the face-to-face element of the Pension Wise service, says it has hired 150 full time employees so far.
It says two thirds of these have pensions experience.
Citizens Advice has now published a series of additional adverts for Pension Wise roles in Stevenage, Diss, Sutton, East London, Rushmoor, Manchester, Cheshire and West Wales.
A Citizens Advice spokeswoman declined to say how many guidance staff are being taken on in total.
The spokeswoman says: “There are further offers of employment to Pension Wise applicants out at the moment and we are expecting more acceptances of employment throughout the coming weeks.”
Chancellor George Osborne promised people would be able to access guidance as part of sweeping pension reforms coming into force from April this year.
The Pensions Advisory Service is providing the telephone support for Pension Wise, while the website is being designed and maintained by the Treasury. Pension Wise is funded by an industry levy – set to cost advisers £4.2m in the first year – and a one-off £20m Government loan.
Last month, industry experts raised concerns over the disparity in experience and knowledge required of those delivering the guidance by Citizens Advice and TPAS.
Guidance roles at TPAS are higher paid and require several years’ industry experience, whereas Citizens Advice says experience is an advantage.