REVENUES AND BENEFITS SERVICE
HOUSING BENEFIT OVERPAYMENT OFFICER
Scale 3-4 (from £17,681 per annum)
(Relocation package available)
The Council is looking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated Housing Benefit Overpayment Officer to maximise collection and the recovery of outstanding Housing Benefit overpayment debts owed to the Local Authority.
The successful candidate should have a good knowledge of Housing Benefit legislation to ensure the collection and recovery of outstanding debt is in accordance with Regulations and the Council’s procedures and policies. You will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to discuss debts in a polite, professional and sensitive way; it is therefore essential you have experience of working with the public, stakeholders and be able to demonstrate a confident and diplomatic approach. You must also have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s grades A-C in Maths and English, or equivalent.
This post is offered on a full time basis of 37 hours per week.
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 Louise Gilmour (Revenues & Benefits Services Manager) on (01229) 876391.
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 13th September 2018
The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and
from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce.
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