The Council is looking to recruit two experienced and highly motivated Benefit professionals to join our Benefits team, to assist with providing an efficient and effective Benefits service for our customers.
The posts are offered on a full time basis of 37 hours per week.
The successful candidates must have recent experience of assessing Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction in accordance with the Regulations and Local Authority policies and procedures.
You will undertake assessments of new claims, reviews and changes of circumstances in respect of claims for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction, and ensure that the quality and standards of your work fully complies with the Housing Benefit Regulations and the Council policies and procedures.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide information, advice and instruction in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement.
The successful candidates will be automatically enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme and will be required to obtain a Basic Disclosure.
For more information and an informal discussion about the position, ring Louise Gilmour (Revenues & Benefits Services Manager) on (01229) 876426.
To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form. Please visit www.yourcumbriajobs.co.uk to apply online.
Any queries please contact the HR Department, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD on (01229) 876543 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 5th December 2019
The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce.
Being Disability Confident demonstrates that the Council is committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people. The Council is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the job.
Barrow Borough Council is committed to protecting people’s privacy and complying with the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR (Regulation EU 2016/679).
Please use the following link to our website to view how we will manage and process your personal data should you apply for this position: https://www.barrowbc.gov.uk/about-the-council/data-protection-and-privacy-statement/