Benefits Officer

Location:

Haringey Council - Alexandra House

Closing Date:

21 Jul 2024

Job description

Contract Terms

Grade: SC6
Salary: £32,925 – £33,957 per annum (Pro Rata)
Contract Type: Fixed-Term Contract until 31/03/2025

Closing Date: Sunday 21st July 2024
Interview Date: Week commencing 29th July 2024

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced Housing Benefits and Council Tax Reduction assessment Officer who has experience with Benefits systems, preferably NEC. The primary objective of this role is to accurately assess benefits and discretionary awards, ensuring individuals receive the financial support needed. Responsibilities include a thorough understanding of Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, and Universal Credit, as well as other national benefits. Excellent numeracy and communication skills, both written and verbal, are crucial. We are looking for someone who can effectively prioritise tasks and adapt to the role’s demands with flexibility.

About the Team

The Welfare Team supports vulnerable residents by helping them maximize their income and ensure they receive their full entitlement to welfare benefits and discretionary awards. Benefit Officers in this team are responsible for administering Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Discretionary Housing Payments, and other discretionary funds.

About You

We are looking for an experienced Housing Benefits and Council Tax Reduction assessment Officer who has experience with Benefits systems, preferably NEC.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community. Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement of up to 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and wellbeing support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.

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