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Senior Entitlement and Assessment Officer (Housing Benefits)

  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: CSS0256
  • Published: Fri 26/10/2018, 8:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/11/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: RG6 (scp 34-39) £30,756 to £35,229 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading

We are seeking a motivated, customer orientated and experienced Senior Entitlement and Assessment officer to join our Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support Scheme section.

The postholder will assist the Entitlement and Assessment Team Leader in leading, motivating, managing and developing the team and demonstrate an effective understanding of transformation, performance and change management.

The Senior Officer will be responsible for leading a small team of assessment officers and the role will involve performance management, checking of work and preparation and submission of appeals.

The successful candidate:

  • Will have at least 3-years experience in a relevant Entitlement and Assessment function
  • Will be able to demonstrate their ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Will have excellent communication skills and be committed to providing the highest standards of customer care
  • Will be able to manage their own workload and prioritise when working in a busy environment

Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Scheme administration and the use of a relevant database.

For more information on the role itself, please contact Kirsty Anderson, Income & Assement Manager on 0119 937 2144 or email kirsty.anderson@reading.gov.uk

Internal Reading Borough Council employees must login via Employee Self Service to apply. If you have not yet been issued with your Employee Self Service account, or you have any queries, please email EmployeeSelfService@reading.gov.uk with details.

Visit http://www.reading.gov.uk/jobsearch for more details on how to apply online. Alternatively, call the Recruitment Team on 0118 937 2039 (24 hour answerphone) quoting the job reference number and the job title of the post you are interested in.

Please do not send a CV: for the purposes of equal opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

Closing date: 12 November 2018

Interview date: not before 20 November 2018

  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: CSS0256
  • Published: Fri 26/10/2018, 8:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/11/2018, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: RG6 (scp 34-39) £30,756 to £35,229 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reading

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