Job Role: Benefits and Housing Needs Officer
Salary: Up to £24 per hour
Location: East London
Hours: 36 per week 10.00am - 5.00pm
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Benefits and Housing Needs Officer based in a Local Authority in East London.
The successful candidate will need knowledge, skill and experience in the following areas:
Proven experience of processing all types of Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction claims.
Extensive experience of Capita Academy Benefits system.
Up to date knowledge of Housing Benefit legislation and the ability to apply this accurately on a case by case basis
A proactive and customer-focused approach to resolving queries
Work will be in all areas including :
New claims and changes in circumstances
Assess student claims, persons from abroad, and self-employed claims
Award Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs)
Work on VEP, ATLAS and Universal Credit files
Any experience in subsidy and/or Housing Benefits Accuracy work will be welcome
Clients are looking to interview and shortlist shortly, so please submit your CV promptly for consideration.
Please apply with submission of your CV and Chandani Jethwa from our London CPE office will be in touch. For more information and a confidential chat about the position, please do not hesitate to call us on (phone number removed).
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Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.
Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
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