Welfare Reform Officer
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/11252/7674
  • Published: Wed 29/07/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £27,741 to 32,234
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN2 4QL

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Welfare Reform Officer

Job introduction

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced project officer to join our Income Management Team to lead on Welfare Reform. The role provides crucial support to a service that has to frequently respond to the impact of welfare reform changes.

You will be responsible for managing the sustainable tenancies programme, whilst working on a number of projects that will seek to find solutions and help support tenants with the challenges and impact of Universal Credit.

If you would like more information about this opportunity please contact Maria Neczyporczuk on 01273 294451 or Kerry Prees on 01273 294458

About the role

You will be able to demonstrate sound project management and excellent analytical skills to help the team achieve this key priority in the housing business plan. You will collaborate with teams across housing and beyond, to get the best outcomes for the service.

The Income Management Team are responsible for the collection of housing rents and service charges. Some of our work areas include: managing rent arrears, supporting tenants to access independent financial support, performance reporting, progressing cases for legal action, communicating information to tenants about their rent and service charges.

This is a one year fixed term role until March 2021. You will be based at the Housing Centre in Moulsecoomb and will work from different locations across the city.

We hope to hold video interviews on the 8th October.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

Company information

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified. 

Brighton & Hove City Council are one of the largest employers in Sussex with around 10,000 staff who deliver more than 700 services to local residents. Working for us is more than just a job. It’s all about making a real difference to people’s everyday lives.

We firmly believe that our staff are our greatest asset and it’s important that they are happy, healthy and productive at work.

We are an accredited Living Wage employer and offer a range of financial and non-financial benefits to make our staff’s experience working with us as good as it can be. These include generous leave entitlements, a career average pension scheme, flexible  working options for many job roles, a wide range of training courses to help individuals reach their full potential, loans for bikes and bus and train tickets to help our staff get to work, childcare vouchers, plus a variety of local leisure, lifestyle and entertainment discounts.

For the full list of benefits and more details check out our Staff Benefits on our jobs website.

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