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Benefits Assessor

Selby District Council

What’s the job?

Benefits and Taxation are responsible for the assessment and payment of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support to people on low income to help them pay their rent and Council Tax.

We also bill and collect Council Tax for domestic dwellings and National Non-Domestic Rates for commercial properties.

We are moving forward by looking at new innovative ways to deliver these services digitally and this is an exciting time to be in our service area.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and well organised team player to join us in delivering a professional and exceptional Benefits and Taxation service to the public.

You will need a keen eye for detail and the ability to handle complex data.

You must be reliable, confident and able to work under pressure being able to perform accurately and within performance deadlines; as well as dealing with customer enquiries.

Ideally, you will have an understanding of Housing Benefit; Council Tax Support; Council Tax or National Non-Domestic Rates; however experience is not essential as training will be given to the right candidate. 

Further information

If you are interested in this role and would like to know more, please contact Helen Holland or Vanessa Henley on 01757 705101.

How to apply

For application documents, please use the links on the SDC website.

Please note that CVs are not accepted.

This position is subject to a Basic Police Act Disclosure. This will only be requested in the event of the individual being offered the position. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment with the Council.

Applications for Job Share will be considered sympathetically.

Selby District Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Job Reference: SEL0080-04

Salary range / grade: Salary - Band 2a Annual Salary - £21,166 per annum (pro-rata for part-time hours)

Hours: Hours - Post 1 – 37 per week; Post 2 – 21.8 per week - Contract Type – Fixed term (up to 12 months)

Closing date: 15/12/2019 23:59


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