Financial Assessment Officer

Enfield, London Borough of

We have an exciting employment opportunity to recruit 2 experienced Officers to work in the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support Team.

You will be part of a committed enthusiastic team, focused on high performance and working to challenging financial and operational targets. You will need a minimum of 2 years’ experience in processing Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction scheme, this includes complex assessments such as Universal Credit, Self-Employed, Students, and Persons from Abroad. You will help those on low income to sustain their tenancies ensuring their benefits are maximised.

​You will work using your own initiative and prioritise conflicting deadlines, manage your time efficiently with good communication skills. You will need a good standard of numeracy and literacy, effectively responding to enquiries received by letter, telephone and e-mail.

You will need to understand and be responsive to customer’s needs, always presenting a positive and professional image to the customer, whilst ensuring effective engagement with vulnerable and challenging customers.

We offer hybrid working, however we are flexible taking into consideration personal circumstances.

The contracted hours are 36 hours a week and we offer a flexible working hours policy.

A knowledge-based test will be part of the interview process.​​​​​​​

If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Carmel Culligan on 02081321980 or Lorna Mann on 02081322391 for an informal discussion.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Charlotte O’Sullivan on 0208 132 3189 or email charlotte.o’

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do – by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you – and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working.

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Closing Date – 7th July 2023

Reference Number: RES-000564

Why it’s great to work for Enfield Council:

  • An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
  • Up to 32 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
  • A blend of remote and office based working for most roles.
  • Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
  • Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
  • Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
  • Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.


Job Reference: RES-000564

Salary range / grade: £30,699 - £32,805 pa

Hours: Full Time Permanent

Closing date: 7th Jul 2023, 11:59pm

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