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Benefit Assessment Officer, Northampton

  • Job reference: 15694
  • Location: Northamptonshire
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Council Tax Officers
Job description: Benefit Assessment Officer, Northampton.

Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting for a Benefits Assessment Officer vacancy for a local authority in Northampton. As a Benefits Assessment Officer in Northampton, it is essential that you have previous experience in Housing and Council Tax Benefit Assessment, as well as a strong working knowledge of Northgate and the Comino DIPs system.

In this role, your responsibilities will include...

-To determine and assess all awards of Housing Benefit and Council Tax reduction promptly and in accordance with legislation. Including complex claims e.g. homeless, hostels, recent migrants, self - employed and student transactions.
-To comply with new and existing Revenues and Benefits legislation and working practises, including keeping up to date with the contents of the procedure manual and employee handbook.
-Accurately maintain computerised records and full systems administration of Housing Benefit entitlement, benefit payments.
-Ensure the validity of Housing Benefit & Council Tax reduction claims and support vulnerable

This is a full time role, on a three-month contract.

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Why work with Service Care Solutions? -
-A specialist, dedicated Social Housing consultant offering single point of contact
-Excellent referral bonuses
-An exclusive range of Social Housing vacancies across the UK
-Provider of Housing staff to over 200 local authorities and 100 Housing Associations.
-Payroll service twice a week
-Ltd Co and PAYE payment options available
-Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
-Loyalty schemes / bonuses
-DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge.
Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus. Therefore, if you know of anyone suitable for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.

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If you are interested, please contact Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208966 or email lee.mcmillan@servicecare.org.uk.