Uttlesford Council

Uttlesford District is consistently identified as one of the best places to live in the UK. We’re ideally located, with easy access to London and Cambridge and an international airport on our doorstep. And yet, the district still retains its rural character, alongside its market towns and villages.

The Benefits Department are looking to recruit a Benefits Assessment Officer to process claims to both Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support. Previous experience of claim assessment is desirable but not essential.

It is essential that candidates can demonstrate high standards of quality and output in their work. The department supports some of the most vulnerable people in our community and we expect all candidates to be able to demonstrate an outstanding commitment to customer service through written correspondence, telephone and face to face communications.

Benefit package for the above post includes:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Paid holidays
  • Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexitime
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Vine extras – Employee discount scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing

For an informal discussion please contact Simon Hayward, Principal Benefit Officer on 01799 510338

Please apply online via our recruitment link

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday, 18 September 2022.

Interviews will be held during the week of 26 September 2022.

CVs will not be accepted.

Uttlesford District Council is an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from all.  We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.


Salary range / grade: Career Grade 5-6 £25,419 to £31,895 per annum

Hours: Temporary contract ending 31 March 2024

Closing date: 18th Sep 2022, 11:59pm

Disability Confident Employer