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Housing Benefit Overpayment Officer (Part-time)

  • Employer: Barrow Borough Council
  • Reference: BBC/18/73762
  • Published: Fri 07/09/2018, 9:20 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 13/09/2018, 23:45 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: Scale 3-4 (from £17,681 per annum, pro rata to hours worked) (Relocation package available)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Barrow Borough Council, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

REVENUES AND BENEFITS SERVICE

 

HOUSING BENEFIT OVERPAYMENT OFFICER (PART-TIME)

 

Scale 3-4 (from £17,681 per annum, pro rata to hours worked)

(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 position is offered on a part time basis of 18.5 hours per week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning).

 

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 hr@barrowbc.gov.uk.

 

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.

 

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/

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How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.
  • Employer: Barrow Borough Council
  • Reference: BBC/18/73762
  • Published: Fri 07/09/2018, 9:20 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 13/09/2018, 23:45 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: Scale 3-4 (from £17,681 per annum, pro rata to hours worked) (Relocation package available)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Barrow Borough Council, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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