We've noticed you are using Internet Explorer. This is an outdated Web Browser and is not supported by this website. Consider switching to a moden Web Browser like Google Chrome.
The local government jobs site from Jobsgopublic

Housing Benefit Specialist

  • Employer: Barrow Borough Council
  • Reference: BEN013
  • Published: Mon 05/09/2022, 13:07 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 31/12/2022, 13:07 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary Scale 6 - Senior Officer Grade 1 (from £25,927 per annum)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Barrow Borough Council, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, Cumbria

The Council is looking to recruit an experienced Benefits professional to support the Benefits team in the delivery of an effective service to the residents.

It is essential that the candidate has a thorough understanding of Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction legislation and case law with a focus on the more complex cases e.g. supported accommodation, persons from abroad.  You must have a good understanding of overpayment coding and the allocation of subsidy as you will be required to assist with the annual subsidy audit, and provide training to officers if required.

The post is offered on a full-time basis of 37 hours per week and home-based working will be considered for this position.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide information, advice and instruction in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement.

The successful candidate 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 Marina Jepson (Benefits Manager) on (01229) 876526

 To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form.  Please visit www.yourcumbriajobs.co.uk/recruiters/barrow.aspx 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 hr@barrowbc.gov.uk.

 Closing Date:  This vacancy will close when a suitable applicant is appointed or a high volume of suitable applications is received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.  Applications will be assessed within three weeks of receipt and shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible.  The situation will remain under review and the Authority reserves the right to withdraw the vacancy at any time.

 

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/

Apply Now

  • Employer: Barrow Borough Council
  • Reference: BEN013
  • Published: Mon 05/09/2022, 13:07 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 31/12/2022, 13:07 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary Scale 6 - Senior Officer Grade 1 (from £25,927 per annum)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Barrow Borough Council, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, Cumbria

Vacancy Location

Your Search

Click back to edit your search or next to see the next job.

back
prev
next
Your Search

Click back to edit your search or next to see the next job.

back
prev
next