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SLA04819 - Scottish Welfare Fund Officer B&R

SLA04819 - Scottish Welfare Fund Officer B&R

Posted 26 October by South Lanarkshire Council
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Job Description

Finance and Corporate Resources

Location: David Dale House, John Street, Blantyre, G72

Hours:     28 hours per week (Permanent) Monday – Friday  08.45am – 14.30

               17.5 hours per week (Fixed Term until August 2019)

               Wk1 - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday / Wk2 - Thursday Friday

              Duration: Permanent & Fixed Term

As a Scottish Welfare Fund/Blue Badge Administration Officer within Benefits & Revenue, you will be responsible for the administration of the Scottish Welfare Fund and Blue Badge schemes within the council

As part of this role you will be required to vet, process and make decisions on applications to the Scottish Welfare Fund/Blue Badge schemes in accordance with council policy and procedures. 

A basic knowledge of Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction and welfare benefits is desirable. You must have the ability to deal effectively with internal and external customers and partners and be able to facilitate open discussion and debate to reach a resolution. 

You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal, and be able to demonstrate previous experience of working to targets and timescales. 

You should also have a good practical knowledge of IT packages and council software systems. 

Additional information for Internal Applicants – If applying for the Fixed Term position, prior to making your application, please discuss your potential application with your current Line Manager.  In the event that you are being considered for this post, your release to undertake this internal fixed term opportunity would need to be agreed in advance and managed by the service/s or resource/s.

As the application process has changed, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the revised format and content of the form by clicking on the following link to access the applicant user guide.

Applicant User guide

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc.

As this post involves accessing the public services network, the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made. 

Please refer to and click on Code of Practice for further information about the disclosure process and best practice. 

Delivering aFairerFuture – Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from male applicants. 

For further information on “Delivering a Fairer Future” please click here

Requirements

Applications online

Please note all correspondence with be sent to your email account.

Closing date: Friday 26th October 2018

South Lanarkshire Council / South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture are Equal Opportunities employers and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Double Tick Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themselves to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.

Reference: 36402190

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