Housing Benefits Officer

Posted 9 April by Sellick Partnership Easy Apply

Housing Benefits/Customer Service Officer

Full-time

Leicestershire

Housing Benefits Customer Service Officer required to join a public sector organisation based in Leicestershire. My client is looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual who is an experienced Housing Benefits Officer to join their team on a full-time, ongoing basis.

As the Housing Benefits Officer you will be working with the Revenues & Benefits Manager providing a proficient Housing Benefits services within the team. You will perform Housing Benefits officer duties associated with all service provisions within the team alongside other duties as below:

Key responsibilities of the Housing Benefits Customer Service Officer:

  • Assessing and processing Housing Benefit claims
  • Providing an efficient and friendly service to our customers; in dealing with assessment and benefit enquiries from them in a polite and professional manner
  • Providing advice, help and information on the full range of the benefits provided by the service
  • Up to date knowledge of Housing Benefits legislation
  • May also be required to process Council Tax Benefit claims

Required skills and experience of the Housing Options Officer:

  • Experience of working within a benefits office and have extensive knowledge of legislation relating to Housing Benefits
  • Demonstrable ability to process Housing Benefits
  • Working knowledge of CIVICA is desirable although not essential
  • Experience of working within a customer service role and must possess excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Experience of Council Tax legislation and processing is desirable but not essential

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Housing Options Officer role, please apply now, or contact Laura Smedley-Williams at Sellick Partnership.

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Required skills

  • revenue
  • northgate
  • "customer service"
  • benefits
  • council
  • CIVICA
  • leicestershire
  • "council tax"
  • "customer queries"
  • "local authority"
  • "housing benefits"
  • "benefits & revenues"
  • "customer service officer"

Reference: 34854058

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