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 new part-time 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

If you are interested in this position, please apply via our online recruitment link which is available on our website

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday, 3 April 2022 and interviews are intended to be held via TEAMS week commencing 18 April 2022.

CVs will not be accepted.

Uttlesford District Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all.

Please note that currently, staff who are able to, are temporarily working from home due to Covid-19.  However, there may be certain tasks/situations which will require you to work in the office as and when necessary.  These arrangements will be reviewed when the Council


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

Hours: 20 hours pw - (Fixed term contract ending 31 March 2023) (Work pattern negotiable)

Closing date: 3rd Apr 2022, 11:59pm

Disability Confident Employer