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Vacancy Details

Benefits Assistant

Sevenoaks District Council
£19,780 - £20,953
Council Offices, Argyle Road
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/06/2019 at 23:55 PM
Sevenoaks District Council

Sevenoaks District Council is recognised as one of the best places to work in the UK, having recently retained our Platinum accreditation under Investors in People. We are the only financially self-sufficient Council in the country and have an ambitious agenda to do more for our communities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to join our busy Benefits service based in Sevenoaks. We administer over 12,000 housing benefit (HB) and council tax reduction (CTR) customers in a joint partnership between Dartford Borough Council and Sevenoaks District Council.

You will ideally have current experience of working within a benefits environment, calculating and assessing HB/CTR change in circumstances. However, we will consider applicants that don’t have this knowledge but do have current experience of general office work and have good numeracy skills.

You will also want to be part of a dedicated team who provides first class customer service and your approach must be flexible as well as appreciating the importance of working both as part of that team and being able to work on your own initiative.

You will accurately assess HB/CTR change in circumstances and also give information and advice to customers in our Benefit Reception on related enquiries.

Your experience will ideally include use of the Academy Benefits system and document management systems. You will have a good standard of education and be computer literate.

Please note that the successful candidate will be subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.

If you would like more information or have an informal discussion about the position, please call Heather Gaynor on 01732 227435 or Joella Preston on 01732 227063.

Interview Date - 15th July 2019

Equal Opportunities

Sevenoaks – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Sevenoaks District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

Please apply online (see below). If this is not possible, please contact a member of the HR team by either emailing recruitment@sevenoaks.gov.uk or contacting us on 01732 227383 to discuss how we can assist you in applying. For any technical queries regarding the application form, please contact the JGP Support team on 0207 427 8250 or by email - Support@jobsgopublic.com.

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