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Benefits Officer

  • Employer: Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
  • Reference: REQ000410
  • Published: Mon 04/03/2019, 11:10 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 28/03/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours per week.
  • Salary: £23,061 - £30,249
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

About the Role

Enjoying plenty of responsibility, the role will involve assessing new claims for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support and also for assessing changes of circumstances through ATLAS and RTI. The role will also include responsibility for the recovery of overpayments. We pride ourselves on delivering a highly responsive and customer-focused service. You will be part of a service that currently undertakes exciting commercial opportunities to grow and form shared services with other local authorities and outside organisations.

Achieving the most exacting levels of accuracy, you will engage with stakeholders including the Department of Work and Pensions, the Pension Service, HM Revenue and Customs, the Valuation Office Agency, Social Services, Supporting Families team and advice agencies to make the right decisions and ensure that the customer receives an excellent level of customer service and support.

About the Person

You must be very flexible in your approach, as the position may involve interviewing claimants at home or at other premises around the borough. You should also be able to thrive under pressure and must be experienced in customer-facing roles, capable of planning and prioritising your workload.

It is essential that you are an experienced benefits assessor, and it is important that you are inquisitive, adaptable, a problem solver, team player and have the ability to understand and apply legislation.

Staff Benefits

In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.

We provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and ‘Better’ leisure centre membership.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Lyn Pigram on Lyn.pigram@reigate-banstead.gov.uk

We are proud to support the guaranteed interview schemes for those meeting the essential criteria for the role, under the Disability Confident employer scheme for disabled candidates, and the ‘Veteran’s scheme’ for ex-armed forces candidates. 

Closing date: 28th March 2019
Interview date: 4th April 2019

Values and Behaviours

Our great working environment and the values and behaviours of every individual and team in the Council, help to evolve the culture of our organisation to become more commercial, innovative and embracing of change. Successful applicants to our career opportunities will be able to demonstrate they share the values and behaviours we seek in our organisation.

Downloads

  • Information Pack

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.

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  • Employer: Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
  • Reference: REQ000410
  • Published: Mon 04/03/2019, 11:10 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 28/03/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours per week.
  • Salary: £23,061 - £30,249
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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