Deferred Payment Agreements Officer: Grade 6 - £24,982 - £28,672 (Permanent)
Some 165,000 people call the borough of Wokingham home. With great schools, up-to-date facilities and a beautiful semi-rural location, there’s an exceptional quality of life – and it’s about to get even better. Right now, we have major plans for the future, designed around our residents: 13,000 new homes, better infrastructure and a commitment to creating the best possible children’s services.
Wokingham Borough Council is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative individual to work in the Financial Assessments Team for Adult Social Care, dealing with Deferred Payment Agreements.
As part of a busy team, it is essential that you can work well under pressure, meet deadlines, achieve challenging service performance targets, and adopt a flexible approach. You should be capable of working in an accurate and organised way and have a good eye for detail, assisting with improvements to make the team more efficient.
You will be able to demonstrate an extensive working knowledge of the relevant legislation that Deferred Payment Agreements falls into (Care Act 2014) and be able to assist with customers who are funded “without prejudice”, so that the debt to the council is monitored to limit any risk.
The successful candidate will be able to work on their own initiative, taking ownership of their work, with the ability to interpret, extract and assess important information, especially numerical data. You will have a commitment to embracing change, striving to continually improve, as well as a strong customer service ethos and excellent communication skills.
You should be able to work with legal teams and budget holders on a high-level basis, working with colleagues to achieve service performance targets. As we make extensive use of Information Technology, you must also be computer literate, with a very good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and ideally Mosaic.
Employed by Wokingham Borough Council, you will enjoy all the usual benefits of being a local authority employee, including generous leave entitlement, membership of the local government pension scheme, flexi-time, and the opportunity for smart working.
You will be based in Wokingham town centre, a short walk from the railway station and easily accessible by car. Currently most staff at WBC are working from home in accordance with government guidelines. The future working pattern is likely to be a combination of flexible home working and office based.
Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers, and volunteers to share this commitment.
Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.
To apply, please follow the link to the online application form. CVs are not accepted. If shortlisted for interview, Wokingham Borough Council operates a competency-based interview process.
Closing date: 11pm, Sunday 10th October 2021.
For an informal discussion, please contact Lynn Smith, Financial Assessments Manager, on 07818 266 769.
Please visit: www.wokingham.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/ for more information about this role.