Benefits Assessment Officer

Posted 09 February 2024
Salary £24.70 per hour via Umbrella company
Job type Temporary
Discipline Local Government Recruitment
Contact NameNathan Purton

Job description

We are proud to be partnering with a Local Council, who are looking to appoint a Benefits Assessment Officer on a 3 temporary contract.

This will be a full-time, fully remote position with an hourly rate of £24.70 via an umbrella company.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working as a Benefits Assessor and be highly proficient with Capita Academy.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Ensuring that applications for Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Discretionary Housing Payments, Discretionary Council Tax Reduction and Local Welfare Assistance are processed and paid promptly and correctly in accordance with legislation and procedures

  • Resolving to conclusion telephone, face-to-face and written enquiries from residents, landlords, external agencies and other Council departments

  • Providing advice about welfare assistance and where applicable signpost customers to other agencies for help and support

  • Ensuring that the Council Tax account information relating to the customer has the correct liability and if not, resolve any discrepancies that would affect the financial award

  • Taking or initiating action, as appropriate, to ensure that overpayments have effective recovery set or are identified as not being recoverable in line with policies & procedures and are recommended for write off

Experience required:

  • Worked as a Benefits Assessor

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Fully proficient in Capita Academy

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Fully remote

Working hours:

  • 37 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

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