Benefits Officer (FTC)

Rickmansworth | £31,099 to £34,723 per annum excluding London Weighting

Employer: Three Rivers District Council
Sector/Specialism: Public Sector

Benefits Officer (FTC)
Rickmansworth WD3, UK

£31,099 to £34,723 per annum excluding London Weighting

Three Rivers District in South West Hertfordshire straddles the north west corner of the M25 on the edge of Greater London. The district is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns. The area has a diverse range of sectors and businesses and is a centre for the film industry with Warner Brothers at Leavesden forming part of a studio cluster along with Elstree and Pinewood is a short drive away.

At a glance

-700 historic assets and 22 conservation areas, 77% of the district is in the Green Belt
-1,914 NNDR registered businesses with the economy providing 39,000 jobs
-Very low crime rate
-The district ranks highly for business registrations and start-ups with a highly skilled and trained workforce, high employment levels with GVA and weekly earnings above average

The Department: Revenues and Benefits

The Role: Benefits Officer

What we are looking for

An opportunity has arisen to join us in our busy Benefits Service as a Benefits Officer.

What will you be doing?

-Assessing Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Claims including updating our computer systems

-Provide general benefit advice and support to customers making a claim for housing benefit and/or council tax reduction as well as dealing directly with customers, their representatives, landlord or other third parties in respect of the customer's claim for benefit or reduction

-Receiving, verifying and scanning customers’ documentation and maintaining records

Please note that this role does include delivering face-to-face services to our customers in our visitors centre at the councils offices.

What we offer

An 18 month fixed-term contract with a salary of £31,099 - £34,723 excluding London Weighting allowance.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary, 28 days holiday - rising to 30 days (if applicable), a generous employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance, flexible working, career development, free on-site parking, cycle-to-work scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, employee volunteering schemes and access to discounted activities and days out.

Closing Date: 12th December 2022

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Connie Uka, Benefits Manager.

A basic DBS check will be carried out for this post.

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Other organisations may call this role Benefits Advisor, Benefits Adviser, Welfare Benefits Adviser, or Financial Support and Wellbeing Officer.