Housing Benefit Specialist

Barrow in Furness BC

The Council is looking to recruit an experienced Benefits professional to support the Benefits team in the delivery of an effective service to the residents.

It is essential that the candidate has a thorough understanding of Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction legislation and case law with a focus on the more complex cases e.g. supported accommodation, persons from abroad.  You must have a good understanding of overpayment coding and the allocation of subsidy as you will be required to assist with the annual subsidy audit, and provide training to officers if required.

The post is offered on a full-time basis of 37 hours per week and home-based working will be considered for this position.

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 Marina Jepson (Benefits Manager) on (01229) 876526

To apply for this vacancy you need to complete an application form.  Please visit www.yourcumbriajobs.co.uk/recruiters/barrow.aspx 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:    Monday 11th July 2022

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.

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Salary range / grade: Scale 6 – Senior Officer Grade 1 (from £25,927 per annum) (Relocation package available)

Hours: The post is offered on a full-time basis of 37 hours per week and home-based working will be considered for this position.

Closing date: 11th Jul 2022, 11:59pm

Disability Confident Employer