Accessibility Links
 

Benefits Assessment Officer

  • Job reference: 16730
  • Location: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Assessment
Closes in:
d h m s
Hurry ending soon!
Job description: Benefits Assessment Officer, Leamington Spa
A local authority in Warwickshire are seeking two Benefits Assessment Officers with recent experience of using CIVICA and CIVICA Dip and Workflow, to cover the recruitment process for a permanent member of staff in Leamington Spa.

The Role
In this role you will be verifying information, assessing, and awarding Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction in accordance with Government Legislation, Case Law and Council Policy. This includes the following responsibilities:
-Examine claim forms; verify supporting documents and cross-check information provided to determine the evidence necessary for the assessment and award of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.
-Correspond with, and interview customers to obtain the evidence necessary for the assessment and award of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.
-Assess benefit by input on to the computer system and ensure that claim histories are kept up to date thereby ensuring that customers receive an accurate notification of assessment and that management information is available.
-Action information and notifications received from customers, landlords, the Rent Service, Executive Agencies of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Business Units of the Council and other stakeholders so that Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction assessments are accurate and customers are notified accordingly.
-Liaise with landlords, the Rent Service, Executive Agencies of the DWP, Business Units of the Council and other stakeholders to ensure that Benefit records are accurate.

The Candidate
Aside from having a strong benefits assessment background, it is essential that you have with recent experience of using CIVICA and CIVICA Dip and Workflow.

The Contract
These are full time roles, working 37 hours per week, working 8:45 - 17:15 for an initial one-month with a chance of extension. You will also be able to apply for the permanent position once placed.

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.
-£250 referral bonus if you refer a successful candidate and they complete a probationary period

How to Apply
To apply for this position, please send your CV directly to lee.mcmillan@servicecare.org.uk.
You can also chat to Lee about the role on 01772 208 966 or via LinkedIn… https://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-mcmillan-b3a735b0/