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Benefits Assessment Officer
  • Employer: Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Reference: R131
  • Published: Thu 22/09/2022, 15:24 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/10/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 4, £20,444 up to £23,484 per annum pro rata (Pay award pending)
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Leicestershire

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Benefits Assessment Officer

Are you an experienced benefits officer looking for your next challenge? 

The Partnership is a Shared Service with the Revenue and Benefits teams from Hinckley and Bosworth, North West Leicestershire and Harborough District Councils all working together to collect income as well as supporting households who may find themselves in financial difficulty.
The successful candidate will have experience of assessing Housing Benefit / Council Tax support claims and be able to demonstrate a sound and detailed knowledge of Housing Benefit, the Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme and associated legislation.
You must be able to work quickly and efficiently whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy, be able to use a range of IT software systems including Microsoft Office suite or equivalent. You must have a flexible approach to your work and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. This position is subject to a basic DBS check.
As well as the competitive salary, the Leicestershire Revenue and Benefits Service offers a hybrid approach to working (Home and office working) along with a range of employee benefits. Applicants will be required to submit a basic criminal record check.