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Gosport Borough Council

Do you have a proven track record in a Benefits environment?

Are you ready for your next career step? Then this could be the opportunity for you:

This is a permanent position working 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, within the Council’s flexible working scheme.

Gosport Borough Council is committed to achieving excellence in the processing of Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support claims and the following opportunity has arisen for a candidate with the appropriate skills, experience and commitment to work in the Benefits Section based at Gosport Town Hall.

You should have previous experience of working within a Local Authority Benefits service together with the proven ability to successfully manage employees and workloads. You must also have comprehensive knowledge of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction law and the capability to understand and communicate effectively on complex and frequently changing legislation.

In addition, you should possess excellent IT skills in the use of Microsoft Office packages such as Word and Excel and be proficient in the use of benefit administration systems.

How to apply:

There are 3 ways to apply:

  • By post or email – use the How to apply documents below
  • Online – apply using our online form.

You will need to demonstrate transferable skills from your current or previous employment against each of the points described in the Person Specification. Please do not send a C.V.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4th December  2019.

All applicants will be advised once shortlisting has been completed after the closing date, interviews will be held on the 19th and 20th  December 2019.

The Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all.

Job Reference: FS56

Salary range / grade: £ 32,029 - £36,876 p.a.

Hours: 37 hours per week – full time permanent

Closing date: 04/12/2019 23:59


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